Event Date: March 20-22, 2015
City: Virginia Beach

2015 Schedule

03/20/2015

  • 12:00PM - 9:00PM Packet Pick-up & Registration
  • 12:00PM - 9:00PM Sports & Fitness Expo

03/21/2015

  • 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

03/22/2015

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

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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 at http://www.livestrong.org/events/1880/#event-information.

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
AandJ Logo Mea’Alofa Autism Support Center is a non-profit organization that provides free and discounted ABA services and support to children with autism and their families in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. We strive to support families of children with ASD by increasing knowledge and awareness of the disorder and its evidence-based treatment in both the home environment and in the community. Through fundraising and support from the community we are able to provide these services to families who might not otherwise have access. Help us by running for MASC!! Learn More.
GOTR_logo_South_Hampton Be a Solemate charity athlete for Girls on the Run (GOTR) and change the life of girls in southeast Virginia!What is Girls on the Run? Girls on the Run is an after-school  youth development program that combines training for a 5K running event with 24 life skill lessons that inspire young girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community. Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5k running event. Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible and teaching girls that they can.
All of your fundraising efforts as a Solemate charity athlete support program scholarships for local girls who need financial assistance in order to participate in the GOTR program, right here in the Coastal Virginia region. Click here to join our Shamrock Solemates team!
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!
TOL_Large Logo Tree of Lives is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen the African Christian family as together we fight poverty and AIDS. Tree of Lives has had a presence in Kenya since 1999. Our first ministry on the ground was the Holy Family Center for the treatment of AIDS. We began with a one-room office. Today HFC treats over 4000 AIDS patients, including 600+ children, in a sprawling complex on the grounds of Nazareth Mission Hospital. In 2012 Tree of Lives saw a vision and dream come true with the opening of Joy Children’s Village, a place where abandoned, neglected and/or AIDS-inflicted children are brought into a loving, nurturing family that includes one well-trained “mother” and 8-10 siblings. We currently have 43 children and 5 trained mothers living as 5 individual families at Joy Village. We expect to have Joy Village at the full capacity of 60 children by the end of 2015.  In 2014 Tree of Lives began a child sponsorship initiative to help with the cost of caring for these children; thus began the 167 Club. The cost to provide food, housing, clothing, medications, and education for each child is $167 per month. Our hope is to provide sponsors for every child in Joy Village, allowing Tree of Lives to continue to pour aid into our other ministries across Kenya. Our Shamrock race, Run for a Kenyan, is a fundraiser to support our children at Joy Village. We will run wearing shirts that bear the beautiful faces of these precious kids who, without exception, come from a past of abuse and neglect. On the day we run for our Kenyan children, they will be running for us! They will have their own race and post race celebration, sporting T-shirts bearing the faces of children from our Complete Joy Club, a group of local elementary-aged kids in Norfolk who formed a club to support their young Kenyan friends at Joy Village. We plan to capture the children’s race in Kenya on video and share some post-Shamrock race FaceTime with our little loves over there. We will have supporters participating in the TowneBank Shamrock 8k, the Operation Smile Final Mile and the Leprechaun Dash! Look for us! Or better yet, join us! To find out more, visit: www.treeoflives.org

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