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Together We Shamrock On!


What ever you run for, come run with us during the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend. Celebrate your race and the “Luck of the Irish” with 25,000 runners from all 50 states and from around the world.  Lace up your sneakers, adorn yourself in green and conquer the streets of Virginia Beach, Virginia on March 16-18, 2018.  You’ll enjoy a flat, fast and scenic courses along the beautiful oceanfront and recover at our huge finish line celebration that features live entertainment, ice-cold Yuengling beer and much more.

The annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, first held in 1973, has expanded to become a St. Paddy’s Day tradition in Coastal Virginia. Our three-day event features a sports and fitness expo, race distances and challenges to accommodate all ages and skill levels and a huge finish line celebration on the beach.   With six events, there is a distance for everyone to choose from: the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, Shamrock Marathon Relay, Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon, TowneBank Shamrock 8K, Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile and the Leprechaun Dash. Runners who are looking for more of a challenge can participate in one of the two special challenges that the weekend offers.

Racing Highlights

•    25,000 Participants
•    Yuengling Beer (over 21 only)
•    Murphy’s Irish Stew
•    Challenge Events that include an additional race medal
•    2 Day Sports & Fitness Expo
•    Speaker Series at the Expo
•    Course Entertainment
•    Live Music at our Post Race Party
•    Boston Qualifier
•    Walker Friendly
•    Technical Race Shirts (men and women sizes)