Be apart of the 2021 Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile.
While we can’t host 4,000 Final Milers at the oceanfront this year, we are excited to still bring the fun of fitness to our final mile participants between now and race day.
The 2021 Experience Includes:
to help your child run 25 miles before their final mile
including special videos from Leprechaun Bob
Optional Final Mile Course on the Boardwalk
Grown ups are welcome to run with their child anytime race weekend
What is the Final Mile?
The Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile is a one-mile race designed for elementary school aged children. This event is the culmination of an ongoing running and walking program. Children complete a total of 25.2 miles at school and at home in the weeks leading up to the Shamrock Marathon Weekend and run the “final mile” of their 26.2 mile marathon on race day crossing the same finish line that welcomes marathoners the following day.
What is the Optional Course for 2021?
Final Milers who would like to run at the boardwalk during race weekend, can run our optional race course. The Virginia Beach Boardwalk will be marked letting Final Milers know where to start, turn around, and finish their final mile. Please not this course is not closed or secured. Final Milers should be supervised by an adult at all times.
To view the course, CLICK HERE.