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

Operation Smile Final Mile

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finalmileThe Shamrock Operation Smile Final Mile is the culmination of an ongoing running and walking program for elementary aged children which promotes lifelong fitness and combats childhood obesity. Children participating in the Final Mile run at school and at home in the weeks preceding the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend to accumulate 25.2 total miles. They then run the “final mile” of their 26.2 mile marathon on race day, finishing in the same place as the Shamrock marathoners who will run the following day. Many children also raise money for the event’s title sponsor, Operation Smile, making it possible for children just like themselves to receive new smiles and to live happier and healthier lives. These young fundraisers learn at an early age the rewards of helping others.

All Final Milers receive a time for their one mile run, but there are no awards given in an effort to keep the emphasis on fitness and fun, not competition. All finishers receive a unique, commemorative medal. School pride is evident throughout event weekend, and the energy, spirit, and enthusiasm displayed by every Final Miler is inspirational–and contagious! Prizes are awarded to the school with the highest percentage of participants, and to the school representatives voted the “Silliest Shamrock” by the students themselves.

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If you would like more information on how you can help Operation Smile raise money for new smiles around the world, please click here.

Operation Smile Final Mile Mileage Tracker Coming Soon

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Click here to view the finish line map

 

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