Welcome to my Shamrock Sportsfest website!


This site was created as a personal running jornaul and to host race photos of the Shamrock Sportsfest. For details about the Shamrock Marathon, please visit the offical site at: ShamrockMarathon.com


Marathon Runners Lighthouse


The Shamrock events take place at the Pavilion Convention Center, 19th St. in Virginia Beach. The huge indoor facility provides an ideal location to rest and stretch before the race, relax and refresh after the race, and for families to sit and watch some of the greatest races all year. All events are designed for the fitness enthusiast at every level and are truly a celebration of running!

Marathon: (26.2 miles)

A field of about 1700 participants. Out and back course through the resort and continuing to Fort Story, home of this country's oldest lighthouse and returning to finish inside . Times will be recorded for six hours (13:30 min. per mile pace). This is a (2002) Boston qualifier, too. Click here to download the race map.

Marathon Walk: (26.2 miles)

The Marathon Walk is not a separate event, but an opportunity for an additional hour to finish the Marathon. You will have seven hours (16 min. per mile pace) to finish.

8K & Masters 8K: (4.97 miles)

Out and back through the resort area. The Masters 8K is for those 40 years old and older. To be eligible for individual age group awards, you must run in the appropriate age race. Click here to download the race map.

5K Fitness Walk: (3.1 miles)

This is the perfect event for those looking for an opportunity to get together for a friendly fitness or recreational walk. Walkers will follow a 5K portion of the runner's course. Everyone will be timed; no awards given.

Children's Marathon: (26.2 yards)

Children age 6 months to 6 years old are invited to make the mad dash to the official race finish line (just like what mom or dad run through). We do separate the children into age group categories to start the event. They receive a race goodie bag as well as an official Children's Marathon full color race t-shirt. Open to the first 300 to register. (Please use a separate application to register your child.)


There is no limit on team members. Each team member must complete an entry form. The forms of each team member and the team roster form must be submitted together and must include the name, address, and phone number of a team captain who shall be a team member. Team entries must be received in the same envelope. we cannot accept teams whose members have already registered individually, so please coordinate your team early. No Race Day team registration or team changes.

Other Resources

Popular running resources such as Runner's World and Strictly Sport are great sites to help you can get started. You can learn about proper training and the health benefits of running.

Corporate Team Competition

Get your company involved. Challenge your business competitor on an even playing field. The Shamrock Sportsfest Corporate Team Competition in the (open) 8K is open to all corporations, organizations, agencies and legally organized businesses. It is a great way to promote health living for your organization. This fitness challenge was originally established as a health and fitness promotion activity for corporations; it has become fiercely competitive. The top five times for each team will be counted. The team with the lowest overall combined time wins. Awards will be presented to the first place team (five awards given) plus a beautiful etched marble Corporate award is presented to the winning company, which is theirs to defend the following year.

Marathon: Three score (three awards) First place only.

Men's Open Team, Women's Open Team, Military Team, Men's Masters Team, Women's Masters Team

8K: Five score (five awards) First place only.

Men's Open Team, Women's Open Team, Corporate Team, Military team: first and second

Masters 8K: Five score (five awards). First place only.

Men's Team, Women's Team