illumiNITE will head to the beautiful resort community of Virginia Beach during the weekend of March 20 – 22 for the Yeungling Shamrock Marathon. We’ll join 30,000 runners from all over the country (most of whom will be dressed head-to-toe in kelly green) for the 42nd running of this popular race.
We love the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, because it’s fun, festive and green, and everyone is a little Irish that weekend.
Plus there’s beer.
The course is beautiful, and participants run for miles with an ocean view. A true family event, organizers have planned something for everyone, with six races that range from the 26.2-mile marathon to the 26.2-yard Leprechaun Dash for kids ages 6 months to 5 years.
Something else we think is great, the “Elite for a Day” running contest held during the TowneBank Shamrock 8K. One runner (this year it’s a woman!) is selected as the “Elite for a Day” and begins the race with a head start. If she gets to the finish line first, she wins $1,000. If another runner catches up and beats her to the finish line, that runner wins the $1,000 (plus the winner’s purse). It reminds us a little of the 1989 movie classic The Running Man starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (except with nice prizes at the end, instead of death).
illumiNITE has participated in this 3-day event for several years, and we’ll show off our stylish and reflective performance gear at the 70,000 person sports and fitness expo at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on Friday, March 21st and Saturday, March 22. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by our booth to say hello. Mention this blog post and you’ll get a gift and an entry to win a new illumiNITE jacket.
Can’t make it to Virginia Beach this weekend? Leave a friendly reply to this blog post and be entered from afar! Drawing will be held on April 1st.
Missed all the fun? Enter Promo Code “Shamrock” during checkout in our online store and get 20% off your order through April 17th, 2015! www.illuminite.com
Good luck to all of the race participants!
May the sun shine all day long, everything go right and nothing wrong. May those you love bring love back to you, and may all the wishes you wish come true!
– An Irish Blessing