This weekend, don't miss the St Patrick's Day event of Hampton Roads! The SHAMROCK MARATHON at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The 8K race is on Saturday and the Marathon event is on Sunday. Celebrate St Patty's Day on the Boardwalk!
The annual Oceanfront event features races, concerts and the Sports and Fitness Expo. Friday through Sunday. For a complete schedule, visit www.shamrockmarathon.com.
Location: Start: Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA
Finish: Virginia Beach Boardwalk
- TowneBank 8k
- 8k Middle School Challenge
- Children's Marathon
- Operation Smile Final Mile
- Packet Pick-up & Registration
- Sports & Fitness Expo
- Anthem Half Marathon
- Yuengling Shamrock Marathon
The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon is the oldest continuously running road race in Virginia Beach, and it will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in March, 2012! The marathon course takes you south from the Virginia Beach resort area across Rudee Inlet--the gateway to the Atlantic Ocean--and through stately neighborhoods and the Camp Pendleton military base before returning north along the oceanfront and past more welcoming residential areas. It then traverses tree-lined Shore Drive adjacent to First Landing State Park on its way to Joint Expeditionary Base, Ft. Story. In Ft. Story participants will pass by the site where John Smith, Christopher Newport, John Rolfe adn the other Jamestown colonists first landed in America in 1607, and by Cape Henry light house--the oldest standing light house in the United States. The course then heads south again for a finish on the world famous Virginia Beach boardwalk, just past the majestic figure of King Neptune, and with the beautiful Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. The marathon course is flat and fast and the perfect place for a PR (personal record).
2012 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon course map--Course Certification No: VA07002M
ShamRock 'N Roll
Sponsored by Norfolk Festevents. The St. Patrick's Day celebration also kicks off the festival season. 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at TowneBank Fountain Park in Town Point Park, Norfolk. 441-2345, www.festevents.org.
Finish Line Celebration
Join us for the Murphy's Finish Line Celebration after your race! There will be plenty of Yuengling Beer, Murphy's Irish Stew, and great music presented by 93.7 BOB FM and 96X.
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