The average high is 59 degrees and the average low is 40 degrees in March.
Yes, you will need your ID, no matter your age, to be given an authorized wristband. Your race bib will serve as your ticket for the beer and food at the post-race celebration.
There will not be an awards ceremony after the races. We will mail all awards to out-of-town participants and email all local participants to pick up awards. Awards will be available approximately 4-6 weeks after the event. There are no awards for the Final Mile. See award categories here: https://www.shamrockmarathon.com/race-info/awards/
You can look up your results HERE after the race.
Yes. You must use the clear bag you receive at packet pick-up. For security reasons, no other bags will be accepted.
Yuengling Shamrock Marathon & Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon Dry Bag Trucks:
Between 38th and 40th Streets on Atlantic
TowneBank Shamrock 8K Dry Bag:
Dry bag tent located at 27th Street between the boardwalk and bike path (oceanfront side).
For the Half Marathon and Marathon, the Dry Bag Trucks will be located just past the finish line on the boardwalk.
For the 8K, the dry bags will be in the tent where you drop them off.
You must pick your dry bag up immediately upon finishing the race. We will not hold dry bags past your race cutoff time. Any dry bags not picked up by the cutoff for your event will be returned to the J&A Racing offices.
Absolutely! Porta potties will be located at the Start area, Finish area and at water stops along the course.
Nuun Hydration will be available on course at each aid station for the Marathon and Half Marathon.
GU Energy Gels will be available on the Half Marathon and Marathon course at Mile 5. It will be available again for the Marathon near mile 19.
We encourage you to train with these brands before the race if you plan on using the drinks and gels on the course.
March 16, 2024
TowneBank Shamrock 8K: 7:30 AM
Leprechaun Dash: 10:30 AM
Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile: 11 AM
March 17, 2024
Yuengling Shamrock Marathon & Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon: 7:30 AM
We encourage you to arrive early and bring cash for parking – Many lots will only accept cash on race day!
There is parking at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, and private lots at 21st and 23rd. There is also street parking in the area.
No. The last chance to register is the day before your event. Registration will close one hour before the Sports & Fitness Expo closes. You must pick up your race packet prior to race day.
Registration will be available as long the race has not sold out.