Virginia > Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, Half Marathon & 8K
Virginia Beach, VA • Sunday, March 17, 2013 • Course Map
Designed to coincide with and commemorate the St. Patrick's Day festivities in this coastal Virginia beach town, the aptly named Yuengling Shamrock Marathon & Half Marathon also features an 8K race and children's events.
The course for the half marathon is a flat, fast loop course through the streets of the city with the start at Cavalier Park on 42nd Street, within view of the water, and the finish at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk on 31st Street. The course for half participants will be open for four hours, and the event expanded in 2012 from a limit of 8,500 to 10,000 entrants.
One HalfMarathons.Net reader commented on her experience of the race in 2007: "I would totally run/walk the half-marathon again. I did it last year and it was amazing. Along with that our hotel was on the ocean with an ocean view which was so cool. The course is nice in that it takes you through camp story and its amazing to see everything along the route."
Race Weather & Climate
The early weeks of spring can still be quite cool in the Virginia Beach area, especially in March, when temperatures average between 39°F and 59°F. Come prepared for rain, as the month sees an average of 4 inches of precipitation. On the day of the race (March 17), the averge high is 59°F and the average low is 40°F.
View the race route map for the Shamrock Half Marathon
$75 for the half marathon, if registered by June 30, 2012
$85 between July 1 - September 30
$95 between October 1 - December 31
$105 between January 1 - February 28, 2013
$115 between March 1 and the race weekend
To reserve your spot in the late winter/early spring running 2013 of Virginia's Yuengling Shamrock
Marathon, Half Marathon or 8K race, register
online at the event website.
Official Race Website
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