2018 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon | March 16-18

What ever you run for, come run with us during the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend. Celebrate your race and the “Luck of the Irish” with 25,000 runners from all 50 states and from around the world. Lace up your sneakers, adorn yourself in green and conquer the streets of Virginia Beach, Virginia on March 16-18, 2018. You’ll enjoy a flat, fast and scenic courses along the beautiful oceanfront and recover at our huge finish line celebration that features live entertainment, ice-cold Yuengling beer and much more.

The annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, first held in 1973, has expanded to become a St. Paddy’s Day tradition in Coastal Virginia. Our three-day event features a sports and fitness expo, race distances and challenges to accommodate all ages and skill levels and a huge finish line celebration on the beach. With six events, there is a distance for everyone to choose from: the Yuengling 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.

Racing Highlights

  • 25,000 Participants
  • Yuengling Beer (over 21 only)
  • Murphy’s Irish Stew
  • Challenge Events that include an additional race medal
  • 2 Day Sports & Fitness Expo
  • Speaker Series at the Expo
  • Course Entertainment
  • Live Music at our Post Race Party
  • Boston Qualifier
  • Walker Friendly
  • Technical Race Shirts (men and women sizes)

A simple task of riding a bike may never happen for some…

The smile you may see on a child’s face as they ride down the street with the wind on their face. A memory that so many of us have. There are so many children who have never had that memory, but Preston’s March For Energy is trying to make that dream come true for more parents and their children. Since their Incorporation of Preston’s March For Energy in October 2011, they have been able to present 253 specially adapted bikes to children with all abilities, with each bike specially designed to accommodate the specific needs of each child. Although they have provided 253 bikes so far, there are so many children out there who are still waiting for that one magical moment – right now there are over 65 kiddos on their waiting list all over the country!

Last year J&A Racing presented 6 bikes to 6 very special children from the Hampton Roads area. Join Preston and his family and friends as they raise more funds to make more dreams come true. The smiles that a child has when they hop on their very own bike is absolutely priceless. If you join us in fundraising you will be able to use your own fundraising page to reach out to your friends and family. You will also receive a PMFE tech shirt and awesome swag according to the fundraising tiers explained on our fundraising page. You can set up your own fundraising page and have friends and family support you directly on your page. Register to help support a smile.

Click here to register for our fundraiser.