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

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Leprechaun Dash


The Leprechaun Dash (formerly known as the Children's Marathon) is for our youngest athletes, ages 6 months to 5 years old!  These participants get to experience the excitement of race day as they line up on the boardwalk near King Neptune's park at 31st street.  The children are started in waves by age.  At the end of their 26.2 yard run, these marathoners cross the main Shamrock finish line to the cheers of an adoring crowd, where a special finisher's medal awaits them.  All participants also receive a T-shirt and special goody bag!

Packet Pickup: All Leprechaun Dash registrants must pick up their race bib and t-shirt at the Sports & Fitness Expo at The Virginia Beach Convention Center on Friday March 14th. The Expo is open from 12pm - 9pm. Please note there is no race day packet pickup. Please be sure to pick up your child's packet on Friday at the expo!

Race Date: Saturday March 15, 2014

Start Location: 31st Street & Boardwalk

Start Time: 10:30am

We will open the corral to all participants at 10:15am. We ask that our youngest runners be accompanied by one parent. We suggest another parent or sibling wait at the Finish Line to capture the epic finish!

Strollers: To ensure the safety of all participants, strollers will not be permitted in the Leprechaun Dash.

Parking: Please allow plenty of time to find parking. A parking map can be found HERE.


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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