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November 15, 2009
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New for the Towne Bank 8K
VIP Finish Line Treatment
Motivation Tips from Coach Frostick
Volunteers Needed
In 60 days VB will be Sham Rock'n
Group Shamrock Tent2010 will be the largest Yuengling Shamrock Marathon weekend to date.  Don't miss out on the fun and sign up soon.  If you have signed up stay tuned for participant only emails starting in February. 

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New for the Towne Bank 8K 
This year we will be corraling all runners for the Towne Bank 8K based on your predicted time.  There will be 6 corrals and your numbers will be assigned based on what your corral will be
VIP Finish Line Treatment
Back by popular demand the Shamrock Marathon is offering a VIP Experience. This is the perfect place for runners to reunite with their families and for family members to see their loved ones crossing the finish line in a heated tent with food and beverages. This opportunity is limited to 100 people each day.  For more information or to sign up Click Here!

Thank you to our official sponsors of the VIP Finish Line Experience:

Doubletree Logo             Wyndham

Max and Ermas            Surf Club Grille

Amy and Jerry
Motivation Tips from Coach Frostick:
My favorite pre-race workout: Race Pace Run - Finish your long run with 5 or 6 miles at your targeted race pace.  This workout builds confidence, works on patience, and leaves you feeling ready to PR. 

Train hard but smart....Jerry Frostick

Kristyn Meet J&A Racing Staff Member - Kristyn Shiring
When did your running career start?
I started running when I was about 8 years old.  My dad used to run every single day and one of my favorite memories is that I used to ride my bike
with him on all of his runs.  One day, we saw an ad for a local 5k and thought it would be fun to run it together.  So, I hopped off the bike and decided to start running.  I had so much fun in the race that I've been addicted ever since!

What is your favorite racing distance?
My favorite distance is probably the 5k on the track.  I love just getting
into a groove and clicking off splits as you complete each lap.  (Definitely
the competitive side of me!)....Kristyn's PR while running competitively for The College of William and Mary was a 16:36. 

What are your other hobbies?
Other than running, I enjoy playing tennis, Pilates, riding beach cruisers
down by the oceanfront, and just spending time at the beach with friends and

What is a random fact about you?
A fun random fact about me is that I'm a REALLY good Hula Hooper!

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Volunteers Needed!
The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon weekend would never succeed without the help of our over 2500 leprechaun volunteers throughout the weekend.  Service hours and letters are provided if needed.

If you or a loved one would like to volunteer please visit our Volunteer Home Page.

Preston Final Mile

Please Help Preston Find A CURE

For Mitochondrial Disease!

Did You Know?

  • Up to 1 in 2000 children born in the United States each year will develop a mitochondrial disease by age 10?
  • Most of these affected children will not survive beyond their teenage years.
  • Mitochondrial disease can affect any organ, appear as any disease, and occur at any age.
  •  There is no cure....Yet.
  • You can help find a cure by running for our cause.  Please check out Preston's webpage
  • Any questions?  Contact Deb Buenaga at dsb689@verizon.net
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Oooh! What to do,...I could get the slow roasted beef brisket served over homemade mashed potatoes in a freshly baked European bread boule, or, the Chicken Asiago...grilled chicken breast, topped with shitake mushrooms, applewood smoked bacon, oven roasted tomatoes, and asparagus with an asiago cream sauce served over orzo pasta. Here are just a couple of the Winter Warming specials at Baker's Crust, which includes a starter of soup, salad or appetizer. And the cost for all this? Just $10.99. $10.99 for a delicious winter warming experience.
Get your $10.99 winter warming experience at the BAKER'S CRUST near you. Eat Well. Be Happy.  Click here for more information.
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Berries...Nutritional Cobblestones


As 2010 runs in, it's time to take a step back from the powders, and bars, and gels and not forget the nutritional cobblestones of a healthy active body...powerful antioxidant rich real food!  Research has shown that individuals participating in pre-event training tend to have a lower immune defense system and increased risk of muscular damage.  In light of this, antioxidant rich foods like strawberries and blueberries are key to a pre-training diet to help minimize muscle damage, regulate inflammation, and enhance the body's natural immune system against disease.  For an athlete it is ideal to get 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables per day.  A serving of strawberries and blueberries is one cup fresh or c. dried fruit.


At McDonald's the fruit and yogurt parfait is a perfect combination of creamy low fat yogurt and antioxidant rich strawberries and blueberries.  You can choose it with or without low-fat granola on top.  A 7 oz parfait with granola has 160 calories, 2 grams of fat, and 4 grams of protein.  It is also a significant source of Vitamin C and economically priced on the dollar menu!  So while preparing your muscles for the marathon don't just think about the energy you are putting out with training but also train your body from the inside with wholesome antioxidant rich foods.  Extensive nutritional information is available on all menu items both in McDonald's restaurants and on-line to make it easy for customers to stay well informed.  Please visit http://www.mcdonalds.com for more information.


--Shaye Arluk, McDonald's Nutritional Consultant

Studio Bamboo
Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga

Shamrock Sportsfest is excited to welcome Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga to our event in 2010, bringing you the very best yoga has to offer.  Classes and clinics specifically for athletes available! 

Visit now for $8 for your first class or 5 classes for $25 (for new clients only).  Other packages available. http://www.studiobambooyoga.com

New Yoga for Athletes Workshop.  Don't miss this one to get you started!  For more information, click here.
 Other J&A Rock'n Races - Live, Love, Run

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              February 13, 2010                                        October 30, 2010

Thank You to our Sham Rock'n Sponsors

YuenglingVirginia BeachMurphy'sTowneBank

Brooks  mcdonald's logo    WVEC           

CHKDAPT LogoBob FM     Studio Bamboo

For sponsorship opportunities email: sponsor@shamrockmarathon.com
New from Outer Banks Sporting Events
Flying Pirate
The Inaugural Flying Pirate Half Marathon, set to sail on Sunday, April 18, 2010!  Here's your chance to see the first half of the Outer Banks Marathon course!  Those of you that have ran OBX know and comment on how beautiful it is.  Details below...Arrrgh!
Divisions:  Open (Public), USATF NC Half Marathon Championship
Date:  Sunday, April 18, 2010
Start Time:  7:30 AM (course time limit of 5 hours)   
Entry Fees:  $65 until 2/14/10
FYI: Walker-Friendly; Prize Purse
Runner Cap: 2500