2018 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon & TowneBank Shamrock 8K

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 06:00 PM - Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Registration for this event is closed. You can still register in person at the expo until 5:00PM.
Join us Race Weekend!

Come celebrate the “Luck of the Irish” as 25,000 runners from all 50 states and from around the globe 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. With six events to choose from, there is something for everyone: Shamrock Marathon, Shamrock Marathon Relay, 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 two special challenges that the weekend offers.  Enjoy a flat, fast and scenic courses along the beautiful oceanfront and celebrate at a huge finish line celebration on the beach that features live entertainment, ice-cold Yuengling beer and much more. 


Event Schedule
Friday, March 16, 2018

  • Shamrock Sports & Fitness Expo / Pick-up & Registration: 
12PM – 9PM
  • Speaker Series : 2:00PM –7:00PM

Saturday, March 17, 2018

  • Shamrock Sports & Fitness Expo / Packet Pick-up & Registration: 12:00PM –5:00PM

  • TowneBank Shamrock 8k Start : 7:45AM

  • Finish Line Celebration: 
8:45AM - 12:30PM

  • Leprechaun Dash: 10:30AM

  • Operation Smile Final Mile: 11:00AM

  • Speaker Series : 12:00PM –5:00PM

Sunday, March 18, 2018

  • Yuengling Shamrock Marathon and 
Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon Start: 7:30AM

  • Finish Line Celebration : 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Racing Highlights

•    25,000 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
•    Walker Friendly
•    Technical Race Shirts (men and women sizes)


For More Information

Visit our website www.shamrockmarathon.com for more information about the Shamrock Marathon Weekend!

The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend VIP Experience Package

* Front row seat to an exciting race finish line

* VIP Experience Private Gear Check
* VIP Experience Commemorative gift
* Pre-Race hospitality near start line to include:
        * Coffee
        * Bottled Water
        * Breakfast
        * Private Restrooms
* Post-Race VIP Experience near the finish line to include:
        * Heated tent
        * Private Restrooms
        * Complimentary Breakfast
        * Complimentary Lunch (Sunday Only)
        * Yuengling Beer (21 and over)
        * Soft Drinks
        * Bottled Water
        * Coffee


VIP Schedule:

Saturday, March 17, 2018: 6:30am – 11:00am

Sunday, March 18, 2018: 6:00am – 4pm

2018 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon & TowneBank Shamrock 8K