Join us Race Weekend!
Come celebrate the “Luck of the Irish” as 30,000 runners from all 50 states and several other countries will lace up their sneakers, adorn themselves in green and take to the streets of Virginia Beach, Virginia on March 16-18, 2018. The annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, first held in 1973, has expanded to become a tradition for many — young and old, residents and non-residents, athletes and spectators.
The three-day event features a Sports and Fitness Expo, races and challenges to accommodate all ages and skill levels ad a huge finish line celebration on the beach. Runners enjoy flat, fast and scenic courses along the beautiful oceanfront and recover at a huge finish line celebration that features live entertainment, ice-cold Yuengling beer and much more. 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 three special challenges that the weekend offers. All challenge participants receive an additional challenger medal. Click here for details.
The Anthem Half Marathon was voted one of the best half marathons in the country by Runners World Magazine and sells out every year. Register today so you don’t miss out!!
• 30,000 Participants
• Yuengling Beer (over 21 only)
• Murphy’s Irish Stew
• 2 Day Sports & Fitness Expo
• Speaker Series at Expo
• Course Entertainment
• Post Race Bands
• Boston Qualifier
• Walker Friendly
• Technical Race Shirts (men and women sizes)