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

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About Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, the host city of the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, is one of the great summer resorts of the East Coast and the largest in the state of Virginia. The pictures below tell you why: there are many more things to do here than just lay out on the beach (even though that's still everyone's favorite).

While in Virginia Beach, make sure to eat at some of the premier restaurants in the area recommended on our website.

Virginia Beach Attractions

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center gives curious people, young and old, the chance to explore and be amazed by the marine life native to the area. After a long day, there is nothing more relaxing than a fishing outing. And with that scenery, you might even forget why you came out to the pier in the first place.

For the more active types, a round of beach volleyball is the perfect way to enjoy the beach sun. Certainly the most famous view of Virginia Beach: the hotels on "the strip," the heart of activity during the summer.

The marinas of Virginia Beach provide the perfect environment for both the avid and the casual boater. Top off your summer excitement with a favorite local tradition: the annual Neptune Festival. It includes many events, such as sand sculpting, an arts and crafts festival, and a parade led by Neptune himself and his princesses.

More Virginia Beach Info  - Your guide to everything fun that goes on in Virginia Beach

Also, be sure to check out the following places:Field House

The Virginia Beach Field House, one of the largest indoor sport facilities in the world, is Virginia’s premier indoor sports facility. Located next to the Virginia Beach Sportsplex and the National Field Hockey Training Center, this privately owned 175,000 square foot facility operates various sports leagues and tournaments year round for youth and adults in soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, field hockey, lacrosse, dodgeball and more. Other amenities include a grille and restaurant, multiple party/banquet rooms, full locker rooms with day lockers and showers, an indoor fun zone playground, and an arcade. The Virginia Beach Field House is a first class entertainment complex.


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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