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

Leprechaun Dash


The Leprechaun Dash (formerly known as the Children’s Marathon) is for our youngest athletes, ages 6 months to 5 years old! These participants get to experience the excitement of race day as they line up on the boardwalk near King Neptune’s park at 31st street. The children are started in waves by age. At the end of their 26.2 yard run, these marathoners cross the main Shamrock finish line to the cheers of an adoring crowd, where a special finisher’s medal awaits them. All participants also receive a T-shirt and special goody bag!

Packet Pickup: All Leprechaun Dash registrants must pick up their race bib and t-shirt at the Sports & Fitness Expo at The Virginia Beach Convention Center on Friday March 18th. The Expo is open from 12pm – 9pm. Please note there is no race day packet pickup. Please be sure to pick up your child’s packet on Friday at the expo!

Race Date: Saturday March 19, 2016

Start Location: 31st Street & Boardwalk

Start Time: 10:30am

We will open the corral to all participants at 10:15am. We ask that our youngest runners be accompanied by one parent. We suggest another parent or sibling wait at the Finish Line to capture the epic finish!

Strollers: To ensure the safety of all participants, strollers will not be permitted in the Leprechaun Dash.


Parking: Please allow plenty of time to find parking. A parking map can be found HERE.



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