The Shamrock Marathon was born in 1973. It was the brainchild of Jerry Bocrie, who along with his wife Lori would serve as race director for 30 years. The inaugural marathon had 59 entrants and 38 finishers, and the weekend also featured 1-mile, 2-mile, and 6-mile races. In 1976, the 6-miler gave way to an 8k, which has remained a part of the weekend in one form or another ever since.
Location: Start: Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA; Finish: Virginia Beach Boardwalk
03/14/2013: Packet Pick-up & Registration and Sports & Fitness Expo
03/15/2013: TowneBank 8k, 8k Middle School Challenge, Leprechaun Dash, Operation Smile Final Mile, Packet Pick-up & Registration and Sports & Fitness Expo
03/16/2013: Anthem Half Marathon and Yuengling Shamrock Marathon