Race Info

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 race day in order to participate. This is a Boston Qualifier. Course Certification No: VA16063RT

Shamrock Marathon Relay

Looking to take part in the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, but not feeling up to running the whole 26.2 miles? Grab a few friends and join us for our NEW Marathon Relay! This 4 leg event allows groups of up to 4 people to participate in the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon.  One person may run as many consecutive legs as they choose or you can split the distance, allowing up to 4 people to compete as a relay team. There will be bus transportation provided for the 2nd and 4th legs of the race, along with return transportation back to the finish for those not doing the final leg of the race.  Don’t worry about sharing race day goodies, because each participant will receive their own race-day swag. This includes a tech shirt, free race photos, an awesome finisher medal and entry into the post-race party with 4 free Yuengling beers and Murphy’s Irish Stew!

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 race day 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

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 Lori Cooper at lori@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