The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, Half Marathon, & 8k Run
The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon 2011, Half Marathon, & Towne Bank 8k Run

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Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Preferred Charities

Make your race more meaningful by running for one of our preferred charities and/or joining their training team. Make a difference while you reach your goal. Join today!

Premier Charity


This Fight Is Personal

The LIVESTRONG Foundation has partnered with the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend for three years and raised more than $200,000 in support of the Foundation’s programs and resources. Our free services help people face the challenges of cancer, head-on, and live life on their own terms.

By joining Team LIVESTRONG and raising money, you will help cancer survivors get the support they need to fight cancer.

Make this fight personal at

Your Team LIVESTRONG fundraising includes:
•    Race Registration Fee once fundraising minimum is met
•    Team LIVESTRONG Dri Fit cap
•    Team LIVESTRONG technical shirt
•    A personalized fundraising website
•    Fundraising tools website
•    One-on-one support from LIVESTRONG staff
•    Access to Team gathering during event weekend

Contact or to learn more about the program!

Official Charities


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.

More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. In 2012, Forbes magazine named JDRF one of its five All-Star charities, citing the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Team JDRF participants in The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon and Half Marathon will receive coaching (local and/or virtual) and will be asked to meet a fundraising minimum inclusive of registration fees.  In return, all Team JDRF participants  who meet the minimum will receive on course coaching support, a singlet, entry to the Team JDRF Pasta Inspiration Dinner and oceanfront accommodations (double occupancy) for Shamrock Weekend.  For more information on this opportunity to help us cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes, please visit


Operation Smile

Operation Smile

Operation Smile mobilizes a world of generous hearts to heal children's smiles and transform lives across the globe. Founded in 1982, Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a worldwide children's medical charity whose network of global volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding, Operation Smile volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding, Operation Smile volunteers have treated more than 160,000 children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities and the organization has a presence in over 60 countries. In addition to contributing free medical treatment, Operation Smile trains local medical professionals in its partner countries and donates crucial equipment to lay the groundwork for long-term self-sufficiency. For more information visit 


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The Noblemen

The Noblemen is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia which includes eight member chapters located throughout the Hampton Roads region. The Noblemen mission is to identify and perform Noble Deeds for great local kids who are in need of help.

We hope that you will visit our website often and learn how you can "Be a Part of the Solution"!


Preston’s March for Energy

Preston is a happy 13 year old who has Mitochondrial Disease which leaves him with low muscle tone, and developmental delays.  He tires easily and has balance issues but everyday he wakes up smiling and determined to keep up with his friends and especially his big brother!

This past year Preston was blessed to have an adapted bike donated to him through a fundraiser that was developed by a family friend.  Deb and Steve (Prestons parents) has always recognized the need for adaptive physical equipment for Preston because of his limitations and now see that there are many other children who could use adaptive equipment.  The only roadblock for many families is the expense.  Preston's bike cost $2200.00!

Throughout the years Preston attended physical education in public elementary school and has not been able to actually participate on his own.  He may turn a rope for someone to jump and throw a ball but that is the extent of it.

With the overwhelming need for adaptive physical education equipment for children with disabilites and the concern for childhood obesity the Buenaga's have decided to open their non-profit to dividing the monies raised through Preston's March between UMDF and funding for adaptive equipment for the school environment and individuals.

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Race Schedule


Start: Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA
Finish: Virginia Beach Boardwalk


  • Packet Pick-up & Registration
  • Sports & Fitness Expo


  • TowneBank 8k
  • 8k Middle School Challenge
  • Leprechaun Dash
  • Operation Smile Final Mile
  • Packet Pick-up & Registration
  • Sports & Fitness Expo


  • Anthem Half Marathon
  • Yuengling Shamrock Marathon

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