Tuesday, March 30, 2010


The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon was held March 19th - 21st in Virginia Beach, VA. The weather could not have been better for the races and activities. The event kicked off on Friday at the Expo where runners picked up their race packets and signed in. In addition to all the "Yuengling Shamrock" swag that all participants received, there was also a huge selection of high end running apparel available for purchase, which also included the "Yuengling Shamrock" logo. The Expo also hosted many other vendors showcasing running apparel and merchandise.

This was the 4th year that Yuengling has sponsored the Shamrock Marathon. The event brings 90,000-100,000 people to Virginia Beach for the weekend and supports several charities including Operation Smile, Preston's March, The VA Beach Sheriff's Office Community Fund and several others. There are participants from all 50 states that take part in the event which includes an 8K, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon and two races for kids.

The finish line celebration included live entertainment on Saturday and Sunday. There was Yuengling Lager, Light Lager, and Seasonal Bock Beer available for runners and spectators to enjoy throughout the weekend. Murphy's Irish Pub was also at the finish line celebration both days with beef stew for the runners.

Thank you to the Chesbay Distributing Crew for keeping the Yuengling pouring throughout the weekend. To learn more about this annual event visit http://www.shamrockmarathon.com/

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