Next Generation of Runners

We asked our ambassador, Stephanie Quiney, to tell us about her experience as a coach for her school’s Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile. She may be gushing about her student runners, but everything she says is about every runner. No matter the age, running has a way of connecting us all! 

For the LOVE of Running

There is something we all have in common: we all love running! But we all found our love of running in different ways. When did you fall in love with running?

Starting Strides | Where It Began

People often ask Jerry and I how the Starting Strides program began. The idea came to me the same place where most of my ideas come from: on a running. For those of you who don’t know, Starting Strides is a program through that J&A Racing Foundation that makes running accessible to students who have barriers that prevent them from participating in the Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile.

Learn more about our events!

Live Events

Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon
October 7-8, 2023

Wicked 10K
October 27-28, 2023

Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon
November 18-19, 2023

Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler
December 15-16, 2023

Shamrock Marathon
March 15-17, 2024

Corporate 5K
June 2024

Big Blue 5K
August 2024

Virginia Beach 10 Miler
August 31-September 1, 2024