Event Date: March 18-20, 2016
City: Virginia Beach

2016 Schedule


  • 12:00PM - 9:00PM Packet Pick-up & Registration
  • 12:00PM - 9:00PM Sports & Fitness Expo
  • 1:00PM - 6:00PM Shamrock Speaker Series


  • 7:45AM TowneBank Shamrock 8k/ACCESS College Foundation 8k Student Challenge
  • 8:30AM - 12:00PM Murphy's Finish Line Celebration
  • 10:30AM Leprechaun Dash
  • 10:00AM - 5:00PM Packet Pick-up & Registration
  • 10:00AM - 5:00PM Sports & Fitness Expo
  • 11:00AM Operation Smile Final Mile
  • 1:00PM - 4:00PM Shamrock Speaker Series


  • 7:00AM Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon
  • 8:30AM Yuengling Shamrock Marathon
  • 8:30AM - 4:00PM Murphy's Finish Line Celebration


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Make your race more meaningful by running for one of our preferred charities and/or joining their training team. Make a difference while you reach your goal. Join today!

Interested in learning how your charity can get involved? Contact Ryan Conrad to learn more!

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Premier Charity


This Fight Is Personal

The LIVESTRONG Foundation has partnered with the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend for three years and raised more than $200,000 in support of the Foundation’s programs and resources. Our free services help people face the challenges of cancer, head-on, and live life on their own terms.

By joining Team LIVESTRONG and raising money, you will help cancer survivors get the support they need to fight cancer.

Make this fight personal (sign-up link coming soon)

Your Team LIVESTRONG fundraising includes:

  • Race Registration Fee once fundraising minimum is met
  • Team LIVESTRONG Dri Fit cap
  • Team LIVESTRONG technical shirt
  • A personalized fundraising website
  • Fundraising tools website
  • One-on-one support from LIVESTRONG staff
  • Access to Team gathering during event weekend

Contact teamlivestrong@livestrong.org or to learn more about the program!



Official Charities


Access Logo blue ACCESS College Foundation is an award-winning, nationally recognized not-for-profit that provides students, who otherwise may not have the opportunity, with the path to attend and complete college.  We offer a full range of college access programs and services free of charge to all public school students and parents in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Suffolk, Virginia; and support services to college students on 13 Virginia campuses.  Our service continuum gives students from grade 7 through college graduation the knowledge, encouragement, and financial resources necessary to achieve their college dreams.Join Team ACCESS and run for a cause in the TowneBank 8K.  Register to race by February 28th.Fundraise for ACCESS and help change lives, families and communities– because College Changes EVERYTHING!  Become a fundraiser at www.TeamAccessCollege.com. Design your personal fundraising website page now!ALL FUNDRAISERS WHO RAISE $10 OR MORE BY MARCH 8TH ARE ELIGIBLE TO WIN PRIZES!  Meet fundraising minimums for a chance to win a free race entry, VIP Shamrock tickets, an iPhone 5C, Busch Gardens Passes, a $200 Visa Gift Card, and more.  View fundraising levels at www.TeamAccessCollege.com.    For more information visit www.AccessCollege.org or email DScott@AccessCollege.org.webbutton
Operation Smileweb Operation Smile mobilizes a world of generous hearts to heal children’s smiles and transform lives across the globe. Founded in 1982, Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a worldwide children’s medical charity whose network of global volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding, Operation Smile volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding, Operation Smile volunteers have treated more than 160,000 children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities and the organization has a presence in over 60 countries. In addition to contributing free medical treatment, Operation Smile trains local medical professionals in its partner countries and donates crucial equipment to lay the groundwork for long-term self-sufficiency. For more information visit www.operationsmile.org
new-logo-w-green The Noblemen is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia which includes members located throughout the Hampton Roads region. The Noblemen mission is to identify and perform Noble Deeds for great local kids who are in need of help. We hope that you will visit our website often and learn how you can join us as we continue “Helping Kids. And Changing Lives”! Learn More
PrestonsMarchLogo Preston is a happy 13 year old who has Mitochondrial Disease which leaves him with low muscle tone, and developmental delays.  He tires easily and has balance issues but everyday he wakes up smiling and determined to keep up with his friends and especially his big brother!This past year Preston was blessed to have an adapted bike donated to him through a fundraiser that was developed by a family friend.  Deb and Steve (Prestons parents) has always recognized the need for adaptive physical equipment for Preston because of his limitations and now see that there are many other children who could use adaptive equipment.  The only roadblock for many families is the expense.  Preston’s bike cost $2200.00!Throughout the years Preston attended physical education in public elementary school and has not been able to actually participate on his own.  He may turn a rope for someone to jump and throw a ball but that is the extent of it.With the overwhelming need for adaptive physical education equipment for children with disabilites and the concern for childhood obesity the Buenaga’s have decided to open their non-profit to dividing the monies raised through Preston’s March between UMDF and funding for adaptive equipment for the school environment and individuals.web image
HerrenProjectLogo Chris Herren’s story and his redemptive rise from the depths of addiction were captured through the publication of the book, Basketball Junkie and the release of the ESPN Films documentary, Unguarded. As a result, Chris Herren has received thousands of desperate “calls for help” from others facing addiction.The Herren Project was formed in 2011 to answer those calls, increase education and public awareness on the dangers of substance abuse and to assist one person, one family at a time through a combination of treatment navigation, educational initiatives, mentoring, and public awareness. Outreach efforts have moved individuals from all ages, walks of life and socio-economic conditions, out from behind the cloak of guilt, shame and denial, to the light of treatment. The Herren Project’s programs and initiatives are a direct response to the increasing number of young people across the United States that are experimenting, using and suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol; or are at risk for such abuse. Together we can make a difference, celebrating life and supporting one another. web image
rsf_logo_drkblue 2-01-01 Run to build hope for kids with cancer!Join the Roc Solid Foundation in its mission to build hope for children and their families dealing with pediatric cancer. The organization is best known for its Play It Forward initiative, which has constructed more than 100 playsets in the backyards of kids with cancer throughout the southeastern U.S. It’s a simple concept that leaves a long-lasting impression on everyone involved, particularly the kids as they’re able to escape the burdens of cancer treatments for a day to focus on what they do best – play.Participate in the 2015 Shamrock Marathon Weekend as part of the Roc Solid Running Team, and you’ll not only benefit from coaching, free merchandise and events, but you’ll also have the opportunity to make a direct impact on the life of a child battling cancer.To learn more, email run@rocsolidfoundation.org 
LLS TNT 3C Team in Training, a program of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, is the largest endurance sports training program in the world.  Our athletes train to make their athletic goals a reality, while raising life saving dollars to find cures for blood cancer.  Team in Training provides a comprehensive program with coaches and weekly trainings, as well as travel to an exciting location and event.  Our athletes have walked away with new friends, amazing accomplishments and the sense that they did something even more important than getting in good shape.  How serious is blood cancer? Every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies.  In exchange for training and support, you help raise money towards cures for blood cancers like leukemia, the No. 1 disease killer of children, lymphoma and myeloma.  Come join us for the experience of a lifetime!

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