Since I am an avid promoter of Shamrock and J&A races I had to dedicate one last post to this race. I know a lot of people don’t want to race it because of cost but for everything you receive with the race it is truly one of the best values.
The race directors actually won the road race director of the year award. (It’s just that good). They truly take care of you and I cannot sing this race enough songs. If you are in Hampton Roads at another time they also host smaller races that I’ve done (Wicked 10k, Surf and Santa 10 miler, Virginia is for Lovers 14k and the last I haven’t done in October Crawlin Crab 13.1). Anyways if you are looking for a destination race, looking to race every state or want to come hang out with LOLZ, Shamrock is the race to do it.
This year we got all of the following from the race:
1. A nice technical (fitted) t shirt
2. Big medel
3. Beach towel (every year they do something different…last year it was a fleece blanket)
4. Post race food handed to you directly after you finished (water, pretzals, shamrock sugar cookie, bananas)
5. A sweet hat
6. Free Beer at the end in a huge warm tent.
7. The famous Murphy’s Irish Stew
8. Huge crowd supported flat, fast race course
Shamrock has one of the best race “after parties” across the nation and certainly the best I’ve gone too. I’ll honestly probably try and go back every single year (because it’s that good). If you are looking for a flat, fast early spring hlaf marathon or marathon course…give Shamrock a thought. (but give it a thought quickly because this year the 8k and half sold out!)
These are just my own personal opinions though and I’ll honestly never rave about Shamrock enough. Thank you to Jerry and Amy for hosting such a fun and fantastic race. I really hope to see more of you there next year. So yes go sign up.
Here are some more race reports from Shamrock. I can’t get enough of race reports and finding new bloggers so I hope you don’t either!
LOLZ Race report 1:25.29
Kellie Race Report (1:35.56)
Danielle Race Report (1:41.39)
The Fit Petite (J&A Ambassador)
Kristy (J&A ambassador) 2:03.19
*I also love this post Kristy wrote about dedicated to her friends and family. Truly lovely! (Kristy is one of the nicest, most genuine people you will meet or read her blog)
Dolphin Challenge (8k and half marathon)
Lauren Race Reports
Question for you: What is your favorite race?