Yuengling Shamrock Marathon 2012
EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Mar 31, 2012
The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon is the oldest continuously running road race in Virginia Beach, and we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary in March, 2012!
The marathon course takes you south from the Virginia Beach resort area and to the world famous Virginia Beach boardwalk, just past the majestic figure of King Neptune, and with the beautiful Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop.
Help us to raise money for deserving charities by choosing a team below to support. Keep reading to find out more about the charities you can help raise money for.
Join Team LIVESTRONG at the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon and make a difference in the fight against cancer. LIVESTRONG serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against this disease that is now the world's leading cause of death. LIVESTRONG has become a symbol of hope and inspiration to people affected by cancer around the world. The money raised will go to support LIVESTRONG's programs and services, which inspire and empower people affected by cancer. If you or someone you know is diagnosed, these resources will help face the challenges of cancer, head on, and live life on your own terms. Unity is strength, knowledge is power, and attitude is everything.
The pioneers of the charity racing phenomenon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS's) Team In Training® (TNT) have come a long way since 1988. Over the past 22 years, TNT has reached a remarkable milestone of raising $1 billion for lifesaving cancer research and to help blood cancer patients live longer, better lives. The program provides coaching for all fitness levels to achieve their athletic dream of crossing the finish line at full and half marathons, triathlons, century rides and hike adventures.
Yuengling Shamrock Marathon and Half Marathon participants who train with TNT will receive four to five months of expert training, a supportive group to train with, travel, accommodations and event fees. In return, they raise funds to help LLS cure blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
The DetermiNation program is the American Cancer Society’s nation of people at all levels of athletic ability who are determined to end cancer. This powerful and inspiring movement saves lives by enabling you to dedicate your training and participation in marathons to a lifesaving effort to fight a disease that has already taken too many lives. With every step taken and every mile conquered, you are helping create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Operation Smile mobilizes a world of generous hearts to heal children's smiles and transform lives across the globe. Founded in 1982, Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a worldwide children's medical charity whose network of global volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding, Operation Smile volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding, Operation Smile volunteers have treated more than 160,000 children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities and the organization has a presence in over 60 countries. In addition to contributing free medical treatment, Operation Smile trains local medical professionals in its partner countries and donates crucial equipment to lay the groundwork for long-term self-sufficiency.
The Yuengling Shamrock Sportsfest is supporting Preston’s March for Energy by encouraging all race participants to collect donations in the form of pledges for research, education, treatment and cure for those who have mitochondrial disorders. Pledges do not have to be any set monetary amount and all proceeds are going to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.
Please show your support by clicking DONATE or go one step further and click FUNDRAISE FOR THIS EVENT to choose a team to fundraise for. With your help this year’s marathon could raise more money for charity than ever.
Thank you so much for your support.