Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

Come celebrate the “Luck of the Irish” as 30,000 runners from all 50 states and several other countries will lace up their sneakers, adorn themselves in green and take to the streets of Virginia Beach, Virginia on March 16-18, 2018. The annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, first held in 1973, has expanded to become a tradition for many — young and old, residents and non-residents, athletes and spectators. The three-day event features a Sports and Fitness Expo, races and challenges to accommodate all ages and skill levels ad a huge finish line celebration on the beach. Runners enjoy flat, fast and scenic courses along the beautiful oceanfront and recover at a huge finish line celebration that features live entertainment, ice-cold Yuengling beer and much more.  With five events, there is a distance for everyone to choose from: the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon, TowneBank Shamrock 8K, Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile and the Leprechaun Dash. Runners who are looking for more of a challenge can participate in one of the three special challenges that the weekend offers.  All challenge participants receive an additional challenger medal. Click here for details.

The Anthem Half Marathon was voted one of the best half marathons in the country by Runners World Magazine and sells out every year.  Register today so you don’t miss out!!

NEW in 2018!

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!

Racing Highlights

•    30,000 Participants

•    Yuengling Beer (over 21 only)

•    Murphy’s Irish Stew

•    2 Day Sports & Fitness Expo

•    Speaker Series at Expo

•    Course Entertainment

•    Post Race Bands

•    Boston Qualifier

•    New King Neptune Challenge

•    Walker Friendly

•    Technical Race Shirts (men and women sizes)

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