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MEDIA ALERT

Media Contact: Kristy Maute


Communications Director
J&A Racing
757-412-1056
kristy@jandaracing.com

2019 YUENGLING SHAMROCK MARATHON WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, March 15
12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Shamrock Sports & Fitness Expo
Free and open to the public, the expo features health and fitness vendors, official Yuengling
Shamrock Marathon Weekend gear, and a meet and greet with celebrity guests. Shamrock
participants can pick up their race numbers at the expo.

Celebrity Guest Schedule


1 p.m. – Eric Newman, Charity partner Roc Solid Foundation founder
2 p.m. – Jen Yuengling, 6th Generation Yuengling Brewer
3 p.m. – Preston’s March for Energy Bike Presentation
5 p.m. – Meb Keflezighi, Olympic Medalist, winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon
*Celebrity guests will be available for select press interviews prior to their session by
appointment only

Virginia Beach Convention Center


1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Saturday, March 16
7:30 a.m. TowneBank Shamrock 8K Start
Over 8,500 participants; includes the USATF Masters 8K Championships
Start line: 30th Street & Pacific Avenue
Finish line: Boardwalk between Laskin Road & 30th Street

10:30 a.m. Leprechaun Dash Start


Ages 6 months to 5 years old
King Neptune’s Park on the Boardwalk

11:00 a.m. Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile Start


Over 5,000 elementary school students complete the final mile of their 26.2 mile journey at the
same finish line that will welcome Yuengling Shamrock Marathon finishers
Start line: Laskin Road & Atlantic Avenue
Finish line: Boardwalk between Laskin Road & 30th Street

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Subway Finish Line Celebration


Participants, family, and friends celebrate race day inside a heated tent complete with live
music, a special toast from Jen Yuengling, 6th Generation Yuengling Brewer, refreshing Yuengling
beers, including the new Yuengling Golden Pilsner, and Irish stew from Murphy’s. Tent is located
on the beach near the finish line between Laskin Road & 30th Street.

12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Shamrock Sports & Fitness Expo


Free and open to the public, the expo features health and fitness vendors, official Yuengling
Shamrock Marathon Weekend gear, and a speaker series. Shamrock participants can pick up
their race numbers at the expo.

Celebrity Guest Schedule


2:30 p.m. – Meb Keflezighi, Olympic Medalist, winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon
4:00 p.m. – Jen Yuengling, 6th Generation Yuengling Brewer
*celebrity guests will be available for press interviews prior to their session by appointment only

Virginia Beach Convention Center


1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Dinner With A Purpose


An evening of motivation and inspiration with Race Directors Jerry & Amy Frostick, Olympian &
World Champion Runner-Up Meb Keflezighi, and recently retired Runner’s World Chief Running
Officer Bart Yasso. Proceeds provide running shoes to local students at Title 1 Schools

31st Street & Boardwalk

Sunday, March 17
7:30 a.m. Yuengling Shamrock Marathon & Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon Start
Over 10,000 runners and walkers will participate in the 45th anniversary of this popular running
event
Start line: 42nd Street & Atlantic
Finish line: Boardwalk between Laskin Road & 30th Street

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Subway Finish Line Celebration


Participants, family, and friends celebrate race day inside a heated tent complete with live
music, Yuengling beer, and Murphy’s Irish stew. Tent is located on the beach near the finish line
between Laskin Road & 30th Street.

About J&A Racing


J&A Racing is a nationally recognized race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. With a portfolio of
seven events and two training programs, J&A Racing’s mission is to promote and support healthy lifestyles and the sport
of running through all stages of life. Since 2003 when J&A Racing Owners Amy and Jerry Frostick took over the Shamrock
Sportsfest, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend has become one of the most popular running events in the
country, growing from 3,000 participants to a record 30,000 in 2015. Additionally, J&A organizes the Anthem Wicked
10K, Old Point National Bank Monster Mile and Mini Monster 1K; the MSP Design Group Big Blue 5K; Great Outdoor
Provision Co. Surf-N-Santa 5 Miler; The Neighborhood Harvest Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon & 5K; Chartway Norfolk
Harbor Half Marathon & 10K and We Promise Foundation Norfolk Harbor 5K; and the ADP Corporate 5K. For more
information on J&A Racing’s events, visit jandaracing.com.

About D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.


Celebrating its 190th anniversary, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America's Oldest Brewery® is based in historic Pottsville PA,
and is family-owned and operated since 1829. Now sold in 22 states, production is supported by two breweries in
Pottsville, PA and one in Tampa, FL. Principal beer brands include Yuengling® Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Black & Tan,
Premium, Light, Dark Brewed Porter, Lord Chesterfield Ale®, Oktoberfest and now Golden Pilsner. Get news, updates
and access media images at https://www.yuengling.com/news.

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