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

Race Info

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Yuengling Shamrock Marathon (26.2 Miles)

Enjoy the scenic course as you pass by the beautiful resort area of Virginia Beach and then continue through JEB Fort Story where you will pass Cape Henry Light House, one of the oldest in the country. Times will be recorded for 7 hours (strictly enforced). You must be at least 16 years old on March 20, 2016 in order to participate. This is a 2016 Boston Qualifier. Course Certification No: VA07035RT

Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)

The Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon is a fast, flat loop course starting at the Cavalier on 42nd street and ending on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk at 31st Street. Participants must be at least 12 years old on March 20, 2016 in order to participate. The half marathon course is open for 4 hours, which is an 18:19 per mile pace. Race limit is 10,000. Course Certification No: VA05029RT

TowneBank Shamrock 8K (4.97 Miles)

The TowneBank Shamrock 8K is a scenic and paved road course in the heart of the resort area of Virginia Beach. The compact nature of the course results in thousands of excited fans cheering you on as you run or walk with over 10,000 other competitors. The race will feature a wave start and will finish in front of thousands of screaming fans on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Ages 18 and older. USATF # VA-09048-RT

Access College Foundation 8K Student Challenge

This event is a part of the TowneBank Shamrock 8k and is for middle and high school students.  It is the exact same race as the TowneBank Shamrock 8k, but is a lower price for students in order for J&A to promote youth participation.  The middle school and high school with the highest participation rates will be awarded prize money. Ages 5-18. Please contact Bob Schniedwind at Bob@jandaracing.com or call (757) 412-1056 for more information.

Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile

This event is for elementary school students. Participants will run 25.2 miles at home or school and then run the final mile of their marathon on race day as part of the Final Mile program. Each
student will receive a goody bag, t-shirt, medal, and online finisher certificate. Ages 5-12. Please contact Bob Schniedwind at Bob@jandaracing.com or call (757) 412-1056 for more information.

Leprechaun Dash (26.2 Yards)

This race is for our youngest athletes, ages 6 months to 5 years. Participants get to experience the excitement of race day as they line up on the boardwalk and make a mad dash to the official race finish line where a special finisher’s medal awaits them. Open to the first 400 to register.

The Whale Challenge

Completing the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon and the TowneBank Shamrock 8k

The Dolphin Challenge

Completing both the Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon and the TowneBank Shamrock 8k

The King Neptune Challenge

King Neptune Challenge participants will run the TowneBank Shamrock 8k on Saturday, March 19th, and then both the Anthem Half Marathon and the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon on Sunday, March 20th.  All King Neptune Challengers will receive a total of six medals during the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend!

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