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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Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront


5700 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

.9 miles from Half Marathon Start
1.7 miles from 8K/Marathon Start
1.7 miles from Finish


Shamrock Rate: Thur – Sun Oceanfront Room: $157.00, Non-Oceanfront Room: $137.00, 1 Bedroom Suite: $249.00, 2 Bedroom Suite: $299.00 (One night’s advance deposit will be collected at time of reservation.  Reservations are fully refundable until 10 days prior to arrival, at that point one nights room & tax would be subject to forfeiture.  Two night stay required for all guests. Sunday night stay over guests are entitled to an additional discounted rate for that night! Sunday rates are: non-oceanfront $89, oceanfront $109, 1 room suite $199, 2 room suite $249)

*A late check out of 2pm will be provided to all runners staying through Sunday!
*A shuttle will be provided to start line of full marathon & half marathon.
*Breakfast will be available at an additional cost.

Call today and mention Shamrock for the discounted 2015 rates!

Relax to the gentle sound of rolling waves on our wide, clean beach, as porpoise’s surface and dive in the distance. Located on the exclusive North End of Virginia beach, the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront is an award-winning, full-service hotel with 244 richly appointed guest rooms, with one and two-bedroom suites available. Your room or suite offers complimentary coffee and teas, MP3 player alarm clock, free wireless internet access, microwave and refrigerator. Every guest room has a private balcony or patio.

The Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront also hosts The Surf Club Ocean Grille, excellent dining in a fabulous atmosphere with stunning oceanfront views. Our restaurant offers a completely new dining experience with deliciously fresh land & seafood, an extensive wine list and more! Take advantage of the hotel’s pool, oceanfront exercise room, and Jacuzzi.


Preferred Hotels:

Country Inn & Suites Oceanfront

Country Inn Suites Oceanfront

24 blocks from Half Marathon Start
13 blocks from Marathon/8k Start
11 blocks from Finish

1801 Atlantic Ave

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Click here to book online now.

757-437-9100 – Mention “Shamrock” to receive the special discounted rate.

Shamrock Rate: $159 for King or Double. $65 for late checkout Sunday or Sunday stay-over $109. (Two Night Minimum Stay Required)

Welcome to the Country Inn & Suites Oceanfront for Shamrock weekend, in the heart of the world-famous Virginia Beach Boardwalk on 18th Street and Atlantic Avenue, where you’ll enjoy a free hot breakfast, free wired and wireless Internet connections, an indoor pool, fitness center, and complimentary cookies and coffee in the lobby!

Every room is oceanfront with a private balcony and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, with quick and easy access to the boardwalk and the Virginia Beach Convention Center!  The Country Inn & Suites is steps away from dining, night-time activities, sunrise walks (or runs!) on the beach, and so much more! Plus, parking is available in our on-site garage, so you won’t need to worry about where to park when you stay with us!

Comfort Inn and Suites Oceanfront

COmfort Inn and SUites OF

22 blocks from Half Marathon Start
13 blocks from Marathon/8k Start
11 blocks from Finish

2015 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 425-8200

Shamrock Rate: $159 per night; 2 night minimum

Click here to book your reservation online.

Welcome to the Comfort Inn & Suites Oceanfront, an award winning Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel. Located in the heart of the resort area, the Comfort Inn & Suites Oceanfront is right on the boardwalk providing a breathtaking view of the ocean. All of our two room units are oceanfront and contain two queen beds or one queen bed and a queen sofa sleeper. Every unit contains two flat screen TVs, an in room safe, a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Start your day with our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including hot Belgian waffles! Relax in our heated indoor pool and hot tub. Stay connected with the world in our business center or with our free high speed wireless internet access. Our exercise room features an array of fitness equipment to meet your conditioning needs. We also provide one parking space per suite in our on site parking garage. The entire staff at the Comfort Inn and Suites Oceanfront looks forward to serving you and is dedicated to ensuring that your stay with us will be pleasantly memorable.

Comfort Suites Beachfront

Guestroom Living Area

2321 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757-491-2400 (Hotel direct)

17  blocks from Half Marathon Start
8 blocks from Marathon/8k Start
8 blocks from Finish

2015 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon: $145.00 Oceanfront, Two- Room Suites. Two night minimum required.
For this special rate, be sure to mention Shamrock Marathon when making your reservation or click here to book now!!

Welcome to the Newly Renovated Comfort Suites Beachfront:
Where every room is a spacious two-room suite with private balcony, with separate bedroom and living room area.
All suites offer a refrigerator, microwave, wet bar, sleep sofa w/chaise, two flat screen HD TVs, charging stations, activity table and complimentary wireless internet.  Additional amenities include complimentary hot breakfast, ocean front fitness center, oceanfront meeting room, a gorgeous outdoor pool deck with fire pits (seasonal), complimentary covered parking, guest laundry, business center and market.

  • 1:00 pm check-out
  • Grab & Go (Available upon Request)

DoubleTree by Hilton


Approximately 2 miles from half marathon start
Approximately 1 mile from marathon/8k start
Approximately 1 mile from finish

1900 Pavilion Drive
Virginia Beach VA 23451
(757) 422-8900

Shamrock Rate: $119.00 per night; 2 night minimum – 1 pm checkout! Need more time?  Check out between  1pm and 4pm for a $50 charge!

Book now to reserve online!

The DoubleTree Virginia Beach is a 292 room, full service hotel adjacent to the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The DoubleTree offers plenty of free parking and a location just eight blocks from the sand and surf of the beautiful Virginia Beach Oceanfront and Boardwalk. Amenities include an indoor pool, Precor fitness center, gift shop, and Max & Ermas Restaurant on site.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Oceanfront

Fairfield Inn & Suites Oceanfront

19 blocks from Half Marathon Start
13 blocks from Marathon/8k Start
11 blocks from Finish

1901 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach VA 23451
(757) 422-4885

Shamrock Rate: $129.00 Oceanfront Standard King with Sofa or $139 Double/Double; 2 night minimum on Saturday

Double for 139 per night

Book your group rate: Shamrock Marathon 2015 >>

King for 129  per night

Book your group rate: Shamrock Marathon 2015 >>

Choose the Fairfield Inn Oceanfront as your hotel of choice for the Shamrock Marathon. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel offers comfortable accommodations and a convenient location to the start line. Enjoy luxurious guest room or suite offering a private balcony with ocean view. Enjoy our early, healthy complimentary hot breakfast before the race and after a long run, unwind with a visit to the indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness room.


Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

3001 Atlantic Avenue,
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Shamrock Rates: $189 Standard City View / $209 Standard Ocean View / $299 Club Level City View / $319 Club Level Ocean View

<<Book Online Now

Enjoy a beach vacation in Virginia at Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront located only 20 minutes from Norfolk International Airport. Take a few steps to reach all the vibrant attractions of Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

Unwind in one of the hotel’s Virginia Beach oceanfront guest rooms, decorated in serene hues of blue and green while taking in sweeping views of the city or the ocean. Take advantage of the WiFi or relax watching the 37-inch TV. Choose a room in the exclusive Empyrean Club for upgraded amenities including 42-inch TVs, bathroom TVs and access to the secluded Executive Lounge with complimentary continental breakfast, evening hors d’ouevres, and cocktail service.

Courtyard by Marriott—Virginia Beach Norfolk


5700 Greenwich Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 490-2002

Approximately 12 miles from oceanfront (start and finish)

Shamrock Rate: $102.00 per night (Queen/Queen Rooms); this special rate includes: “Grab n Go” breakfast each morning.

Below is a reservation link that can be used to reserve rooms, at the group rate, online

Book your group rate: Shamrock Marathon Weekend >>

The Courtyard Virginia Beach Norfolk welcomes all runners and fans! Our Courtyard Virginia Beach lodging offers 146 rooms with comfort, convenience, and great service. Twelve miles from the starting line and easily accessible off of I-64 and I-264, you will find our convenient location close to Virginia Beach shopping, dining, entertainment, and attractions. Our quiet surroundings will allow you to relax in our Courtyard or just rest in our comfortable beds which features luxury bedding by Marriott. Our hotel has a smoke free policy.

The Oceanfront Inn

oceanfront inn

2901 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451,
(757) 422-0445 or (888)-826-2326 and mention “Shamrock”

13 blocks from Half Marathon Start
4 blocks from Marathon/8k Start
2 blocks from finish

Shamrock Rate: $129 per night Double; $134 king; 2 night minimum

A 3 pm late checkout is available on Sunday at $59.00 plus tax (with 2 night minimum stay only)

Our rooms feature either two double beds or one king bed.
Right on the beach, The Oceanfront Inn features comfortable oceanfront rooms with refrigerator, coffee-maker, and private balcony; refreshing indoor pool, casual dining, free WiFi, 1 complimentary parking space per room, fitness privileges at our local YMCA, and friendly staff at affordable prices. As an additional feature, open at 7:00 a.m. and conveniently located adjacent to the lobby, Neptune’s Restaurant offers a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be sure to ask Neptune’s Restaurant about Shamrock Runners Dinner Specials!


Virginia Beach Resort Hotel

Hotel - View from the Bay

Free Shuttle Service to the start/finish area!

2800 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

To make your reservations, call 1-800-468-2722 or 757-481-9000 and mention “SHAMROCK” to get the group rate.

Shamrock Rate: Shamrock Rate: $139 for Bay View Suites. Two-night minimum stay required for all guests.  5pm late checkout available for $50.  Shuttle services available by reservation.  Be sure to sign up for your shuttle when making your reservation!

The Virginia Beach Resort Hotel welcomes all Shamrock runners and fans!  Located on the Chesapeake Bay, all 295 of our suites offer separate sleeping and living areas with a private balcony overlooking the bay.  Each suite includes a kitchenette with a microwave, refrigerator, sink and coffeemaker.  Other amenities include a hair dryer, iron, ironing board, alarm clock, two TVs and complimentary WiFi.  Complimentary parking available.

Get swept away by the spectacular sunrises and sunsets, relax in our heated pool or Jacuzzi or simply take a walk on our private beach.   Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in TradeWinds restaurant featuring “Runners Specials” or stop in Bay Necessities for  grab ‘n go sandwiches, snacks and Starbucks coffee.

Don’t worry about parking on race day, take our complimentary shuttle service.   Please be sure to sign up when making your reservation.

Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk


5655 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 499-4400

Shamrock Rate: $99


No minimum stay required
Complimentary transportation to and from race start/finish line
Complimentary airport shuttle service
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout hotel
Complimentary Grab-n-Go breakfast on race day
Ashley’s Restaurant will be serving a “Marathon Pasta Buffet” on Saturday evening
Late check-out of 2 pm on race day!

The Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center (formally Holiday Inn Executive Center), has completed a full scale renovation featuring the addition of an upscale lobby bar, modern décor and furnishings, water features, dramatic fire place, and use of stone, wood, & tile to create a warm elegant atmosphere. Adjacent to the lobby is the Espresso Café offering upscale coffees and cappuccinos. The redesigned guestrooms geared towards all travelers, feature luxury pillow top beds, 37” flat screen HDTVs, refrigerators, microwaves & upscale décor and furnishings. We offer complimentary airport/local transportation and complimentary Hi-Speed Wireless Internet access throughout the entire hotel. The expanded fitness room features Life Fitness equipment with built-in TVs and iPod compatibility. The signature restaurant offers an upscale dining experience with a new menu offering regional and national cuisine.

For More Information: http://www.hivabeachnorfolk.com/

Sandbridge Beach Rentals – Siebert Realty


601 Sandbridge Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 426-6200
(866) 721-4796**ENTER PROMO CODE:  LUCKY to Receive $50 OFF **OTHER DEALS:   Dozens of rentals are offering REDUCED RATES
Book 3 Nights, Get 4th Night FREE Offer!

20 minutes south of the Boardwalk Area.  Click here to Book Online Today!

** Nearly 350 Beach Home and Condo Rentals at Sandbridge Beach **  Let Sandbridge Beach be your peaceful getaway during your marathon with five glorious miles of relaxation.  Come explore this quiet, semi-isolated beach community which is actually a peninsula… just a few blocks wide and only 20 minutes south of the exciting Va. Beach Boardwalk.  Siebert Realty offers fully furnished beach home and condo rentals (2-13 bedrooms / Sleeping 6-30 people) that come equipped with all the comforts of home!  Many offer Indoor Pools, Hot Tubs, Theater Rooms, Pool Tables, and some are even Pet Friendly!

Visit our website at www.siebert-realty.com to search, view interior pictures, and book online! MC/Visa/Discover accepted. See you at the beach!


Additional Hotels:

Beach Quarters Resort: Book Now

Best Western Plus Oceanfront – Please call 1-800-344-3342

Boardwalk Resort Hotel & Villas: Book Now

Comfort Suites Beachfront: Please call the hotel directly at 757-491-2400 or toll free 1-800-435-2424

Courtyard Virginia Beach Oceanfront North: Book Now

Courtyard Virginia Beach Oceanfront South: Book Now

Econo Lodge on the Ocean: Please call 757-428-3970 or 1-800-228-3970

Grand Ocean Hotel: Please call 866.829.2326 and mention SHAMROCK

Hampton Inn Norfolk/Virginia Beach: Book now

Hampton Inn Oceanfront South: Book Now

Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront: Book Now

Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Town Center: Book Now

Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach: Book Now

Holiday Inn Express: Book Now

Holiday Inn Oceanside: Book Now

Oceanaire Resort Hotel: Book Now

Ocean Beach Club Resort: Book Now

Ramada Virginia Beach Oceanfront: Book Now

Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront: coming soon!

SpringHill Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront: coming soon!

Turtle Cay Resort: Book Now

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