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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Host Hotel: 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 Rates *Mention Shamrock Sportsfest when booking

Room Type Thursday-Saturday Nights Sunday Night
Oceanfront $159 $111
Non-Oceanfront $139 $91
One Bedroom Suite $249 $199
Two Bedroom Suite $299 $249

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:

The Oceanfront Inn

Oceanfront Inn

2901 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 422-0445

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

Shamrock Rate: $134 per night Double; $139 King; Two night minimum
*Mention Shamrock when calling to reserve your room*

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!

Country Inn & Suites

country inn

24 Blocks from Half Marathon Start

15 Blocks from Marathon / 8K Start
15 blocks from Finish

1801 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Mention “Shamrock 2016” to receive the special discounted rate.
Booking link coming soon!
Shamrock Rate: $159 per night.

Welcome to Shamrock Country!  Sleep well at the Country Inn & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront featuring all oceanfront rooms with private balconies and a view of the ocean, beach, and boardwalk!  Start your day with our free hot and delicious Be Our Guest Breakfast, stay connected with our complimentary WIFI, and ON-SITE garage parking.  Relax in our heated indoor pool, recharge in our fitness facility, or get caught up in our business center! All rooms have microwaves and refrigerators, and there's free coffee and cookies in the lobby!  There is a two night minimum stay requirement for Shamrock Marathon Weekend, and Country Inn & Suites is offering a late check-out rate of $65.00 until 5pm on Sunday night, or you're welcome to stay the entire night for just  $110 plus taxes on Sunday night!

Clarion Inn and Suites


16 Blocks from Half Marathon Start
4 Blocks from Marathon / 8K Start
4 blocks from Finish

2604 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: 757-961-8190

Book Now for the Special Shamrock Rate!

Shamrock Rate: $145 per night

Clarion Inn & Suites, a hotel in Virginia Beach just steps from the beach and boardwalk. Have a great stay at the Clarion Inn & Suites®. Our hotel proudly offers free a breakfast buffet year round from 6 to 10am every morning. Also included with your stay is free WiFi and fitness center! We are a smoke free hotel. If your traveling with your pet, they are more then welcome to stay as well! For a small fee of $15.00 a day and under 25lbs. This is a conference center hotel close to First Landing State Park and Neptune’s Park.

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; Two night minimum

Book Now for the special Shamrock rate!

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

COmfort Suite Beachfront

19 blocks from half marathon start
8 blocks from marathon and 8k start
8 blocks from all finish lines

2321 Atlantic Ave.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 491-2400

Shamrock rate:  $155.00 per night oceanfront, two-room suite.

Book Now for the special Shamrock rate!

Welcome to the Newly Renovated Comfort Suites Beachfront:
Where every room is a spacious oceanfront two-room suite with private balcony, and separate bedroom and living room area.
All suites offer a refrigerator, microwave, wet-bar, sleep sofa w/chaise, two flat-screen TVs, charging stations, activity table and complimentary wireless internet.  Additional amenities include complimentary hot breakfast daily, oceanfront fitness center, oceanfront meeting room, gorgeous outdoor pool deck with fire pits (seasonal), complimentary parking, guest laundry, business center, market and fantastic location next to the 24th Street Stage.
•    1:00 late check-out
•    Grab & Go Available  (please reserve when making reservation)
For this special rate, be sure to mention Shamrock Marathon when calling the hotel directly to make your reservation.
Thank you for returning to us!  We look forward to seeing you in 2016.

Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk

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

Shamrock Rate: $104 per night

Book Now for the special Shamrock rate!

•    No minimum stay required
•    Complimentary transportation to and from race start/finish line – Available on day of the Shamrock Marathon only – 3/20/16 – Scheduled departures, reservations required, seats are limited for non-runners
•    Complimentary airport shuttle service – 6am-11pm
•    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), 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. Our redesigned guestrooms are geared towards all travelers, feature luxury pillow top beds, 37” flat screen HDTVs, refrigerators, microwaves & upscale décor and furnishings. We offer complimentary airport shuttle 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 elegantdining experience with a new menu offering regional and national cuisine. For More Information: http://www.hivabeachnorfolk.com/

Courtyard by Marriott—Virginia Beach Norfolk

courtyard marriott vb norfolk

5700 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 490-2002

Approximately 12 miles from oceanfront (start and finish)

Shamrock Rate: $109 per night. *Includes a Grab N Go Breakfast

Book Now for Special Shamrock Rate!

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.

DoubleTree by Hilton

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: $125.00 per night; Two night minimum. 1pm Checkout!

Book Now for the special Shamrock rate!

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.

Econo Lodge on the Ocean

Econo Lodge on the Ocean

15 blocks from half marathon start
4 blocks from marathon/8k start
4 blocks from finish

2707 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-3970

Shamrock Rate: $149 per night when mentioning Shamrock. Rates for Sunday night will be reduced to $99 on a three night stay.
*Includes complimentary continental breakfast!

All of our rooms at the Econo Lodge on the Ocean are oceanfront with a private balcony or ground floor patio overlooking the beach. You have a choice of two double beds or one king bed with sleeper sofa. Each is equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, in room coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/board, and in room safe. Hotel amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, free bicycles for our guests, and free high speed wireless internet access. A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 am to 10 am (with early hours on race day!) Our guest parking is on site, 1 car per room.

Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites

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: $149 – $159 per night.

Book Now for the special Shamrock rate!
·       All rooms are oceanfront facing rooms with private balconies
·       Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet
·       Free high speed internet throughout the entire hotel
·       Complimentary parking
·       Indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center

Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront

8 blocks from half marathon start
3 blocks from marathon/8k start
3 blocks from finish

3315 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, Va 23451

Shamrock Rates:  Run of House Standard Oceanfront $199 per night
Booking link coming soon!

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

11 blocks from half marathon start
1 block from marathon/8k start
1 block from finish

3001 Atlantic Avenue,
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Shamrock Rates: Coming soon!

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.

Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach

Exterior with Pool

3 blocks from half marathon start
6 blocks from marathon/8k start
8 blocks from finish

3900 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-1711

Shamrock Rate: $179 per night; three night minimum

Booking link coming soon!

Relaxing and luxurious, the full-service Virginia Beach Hotel is located on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, offers direct beach access and is home to a welcoming array of services and amenities. Guests of our stylish Virginia Beach resort enjoy well-appointed oceanfront rooms and suites with convenient kitchen amenities, three hotel restaurants, poolside bar, as well as an impressive conference & events center for business functions, special occasions and weddings. Bring your family and splash into one of the four indoor and outdoor pools, slide down the waterslides, watch a movie in the 48 seat movie theater or join the fun at Splash Kamp Kid’s Activity Center.

Marriott SpringHill Suites

SpringHill Suites Photo

33 blocks from half marathon start
24 blocks from marathon/8k start
22 blocks from finish

901 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 417-3982

Shamrock Rate: King Studio Suite $159 per night – Queen Studio Suite $169 per night – One Bedroom – $189 per night. Two night minimum.

Book Now for the special Shamrock rate!
·      All rooms are Oceanfront Suites with private balconies.  2-32” flat screen high definition TV’s and in-room refrigerators
·      Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet
·      Free high speed internet throughout the entire hotel
·      Indoor pool, outdoor pool, hot tub and fitness center

Virginia Beach Resort Hotel

VB Resort

Free Shuttle Service to the start/finish area!

2800 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Shamrock Rate: $119 per night when mentioning Shamrock.

Call the hotel directly: at (800) 468-2777 and ask for reservations.  Be sure to sign up for your shuttle when making your reservation!

Each of our fully-appointed suites offers the amenities that make your stay with us a pleasure. Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center offers separate sleeping and living areas with a private balcony overlooking the bay.  We also have an indoor / outdoor pool, health club, award winning restaurant and Chef!

Each luxury suite includes conveniences such as a microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, sink, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, alarm clock, two cable televisions and internet connection. Choose from one and two bedroom suites as well as our luxurious Penthouse suites.

Recommended Hotels:

Courtyard Virginia Beach Oceanfront North: Book now for the special Shamrock rate!
Courtyard Virginia Beach Oceanfront South: Book now for the special Shamrock rate!
Ramada on the Beach: Booking link coming soon!
Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront: Book now for the special Shamrock rate!
Beach Quarters Resort: Booking link coming soon!
Boardwalk Resort Hotel & Villas: Booking link coming soon!
Oceanaire Resort Hotel: Booking link coming soon!
Ocean Beach Club Resort: Booking link coming soon!
Turtle Cay Resort: Booking link coming soon!

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