JUNE 17, 2024 – VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA – J&A Racing, the premier racing company in Coastal Virginia, announced a new challenge for participants. The Beach Bum Challenge is a two-race challenge that includes participation in the iconic Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend and the Chartway Virginia Beach 10 Miler.

The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, held annually in March in Virginia Beach, is one of the largest and most prestigious races in the country. Runners from all over the country come to participate in this flat and fast course that showcases the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront.

The Chartway Virginia Beach 10 Miler is the newest popular race hosted by J&A Racing that takes runners through the scenic neighborhoods of Virginia Beach during Labor Day Weekend. With flat terrain and beautiful views, this race is perfect for celebrating the end of summer and is for runners of all levels.

By completing one of the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon events (Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon or the TowneBank 8K) and the Chartway Virginia Beach 10 Miler or 5K within a calendar year, runners will earn the title of “Beach Bum” and receive a special “cheeky” Beach Bum Challenge medal to commemorate their achievement.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Beach Bum Challenge as a way to inspire and motivate our participants to push their limits and achieve new goals,” said Race Director, Amy Frostick. “Both the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon and Chartway Virginia Beach 10 Miler offer unique experiences that capture the essence of our beautiful beachfront community, and we are excited to see participants rise to the challenge and complete both races.”

Those who participated in the 2024 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend are eligible for this year’s Beach Bum Challenge. Once registered for the Chartway Virginia Beach 10 Miler or 5K, they are automatically a Beach Bum Challenge participant. Participants can register for the Chartway Virginia Beach 10 Miler or 5K which takes place Labor Day Weekend (August 31-September 1, 2024) at www.vb10miler.com

About J&A Racing

J&A Racing is a nationally recognized race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. With a portfolio of 10 events, 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 Racing organizes the ADP Corporate 5K; the Big Blue 5K; Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon & 5K; Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K; the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; the BayPort Credit Union Surf-N-Santa 5 Miler; the Sun Up to Sun Down 50K; the I Heart Mom 5K; and the new Chartway Virginia Beach 10 Miler and 5K. For more information on J&A Racing’s events, visit jandaracing.com.