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!

2014 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Charities Video

Premier Charity


One in the Fight Against Cancer

We’re back for 2017!  LIVESTRONG has partnered with the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon for the last five years and has raised more than $500,000 for the fight against cancer.  Our free programs and services have allowed more than 32.5 million people get the free help they need to face the challenges of cancer head-on, and to live life on their own terms.  Join LIVESTRONG President and team captain Greg Lee as we push ourselves further to ensure that everyone who needs help can get it, free of charge.  At LIVESTRONG, we fight to improve the lives of those affected by cancer now, and along every step of their cancer journey.  By joining Team LIVESTRONG, you are joining a family of supporters that strives every day to provide the physical, emotional, financial, and emotional resources that are so crucial to the fight.   

By joining Team LIVESTRONG, you will be directly helping those facing cancer get the support they need to fight today and into the future. 

Join our family in this fight here.

Your Team LIVESTRONG fundraising includes:

  • Guaranteed Race Registration
  • Team LIVESTRONG hat
  • Team LIVESTRONG technical shirt
  • A Team LIVESTRONG Duffle Bag
  • A special VIP Gift Package from LIVESTRONG President and team captain
  • A personalized fundraising website
  • Fundraising tools
  • One-on-one support from LIVESTRONG staff
  • Access to Exclusive VIP Team Dinner during event weekend

Contact or to learn more!



Official Charities


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


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.

Communities In Schools

The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. As the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools is helping build a stronger local community where every child is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential.

An affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, CIS of Hampton Roads serves 6,800+ students who have some of the greatest needs but the fewest resources in selected Hampton Roads schools. Through school-based Site Coordinators, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to the relationships and resources they need to be successful in school and beyond. Through early interventions and enrichment opportunities, we work with the community inside schools to help students succeed. To learn more, please visit: