New Pace Groups Times Offered for Boston Qualifier Hopefuls

The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, known for its fast and flat course, scenic views, and enthusiastic finish line, has always been a runner’s top choice to qualify for the Boston Marathon. In an effort to aid participants who aim to qualify for the 2020 Boston Marathon, J&A Racing today announced new pace group times for the 2019 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon. The move comes following this year’s change in Boston qualifying standards for 2020 and beyond.

For many years runners have chosen the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon as their Boston qualifier course of choice. J&A Racing partners with the Running Etc. Pace Team to help runners achieve their goals at this world class race with a hometown feel. The 2019 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon pace groups will feature times from 3:00 to 4:50 to align with the new Boston Marathon qualifying times, which are faster than in years past.


2019 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Pace Groups

3:00 4:05
3:10 4:20
3:20 4:35
3:35 4:50
3:50 5:00

“The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon is a great race to run if you’re hoping to toe the line at the Boston Marathon,” said Jerry Frostick, co-owner of J&A Racing. “Our goal is to make sure our races offer the best possible experience for participants of all abilities, and these updates to our pace teams will help our faster runners achieve their goals.”

Pace groups are also offered for participants of the Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon. Those pace group times range from 1:35 to 2:45.

The 47th annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend will take place March 15-17, 2019 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. For more information, visit