February 12, 2024 – VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA – The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend returns on March 15-17, 2024, with a three-year renewal from title sponsor, Yuengling Brewery. This year marks the race’s 52nd year running through the streets of Virginia Beach, and Yuengling’s 13th year as title sponsor.
Yuengling will be present during the entire weekend from interactive activities during the Expo, a Meet and Greet with Jen Yuengling, to on course motivation, and Yuengling Beer at the post-race celebration.
Jerry Frostick, Race Director, expressed the racing company’s enthusiasm for the continued sponsorship, saying, “Yuengling has been a perfect fit for Shamrock and become a staple for participants celebrating their accomplishments,”. Amy Frostick, Race Director, also mused “The company’s investment in our race weekend has helped to create a better experience for our participants who travel far and wide to be here for this event.”
“As we celebrate our 195th anniversary as the Oldest Brewery in America, we are thrilled to extend our partnership with J&A Racing and to support the Shamrock Marathon for another three years,” said Jennifer Yuengling, 6th Generation Family Member. “Following the 12 previous races as title sponsor, we’re anticipating another epic run in 2024.”
The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend is expected to attract more than 25,000 runners. Yuengling will also be the featured beer during the Post Race Celebration where participants will celebrate their finish with Yuengling Traditional Lager and Yuengling Flight.
The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend kicks off March 15 with the US Army Sports & Health Fitness Expo, the TowneBank Shamrock 8K on March 16 and the Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon and Yuengling Shamrock Marathon on March 17 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. For more information visit ShamrockMarathon.com
About D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.
D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., the oldest brewery in America, is family-owned and operated since 1829. Principal beer brands include Yuengling® Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Black & Tan, Golden Pilsner, Premium, Light, Dark Brewed Porter, Lord Chesterfield Ale®, Oktoberfest, Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter, FLIGHT by Yuengling, and Bongo Fizz. Production is supplied by two breweries in Pottsville, PA and one in Tampa, FL. A separate joint venture called The Yuengling Company was recently established with Molson Coors Beverage Company to expand production and distribution further west. Yuengling beer is currently available in 26 states. Experience Yuengling in Pottsville, PA by taking a free tour of America’s Oldest Brewery and visiting our Museum & Gift Shop. Also dine, shop, and enjoy our year- round and seasonal-selection of beers at the Yuengling Draft Haus & Kitchen in Tampa, FL. For more information about Yuengling, fans are encouraged to follow the Yuengling Facebook page, follow Yuengling on Twitter and Instagram, or visit www.Yuengling.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; the 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.