Wintry mix doesn’t stop Shamrock Marathon runners

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The wet, cold and snowy weather in Virginia Beach didn’t stop thousands from taking part in the annual Shamrock Marathon Sunday morning.

Photos: Shamrock Marathon 2017

The annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, first held in 1973, has expanded to become a tradition for many – young and old, residents and non-residents, athletes and spectators.

The Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon started at 7 a.m., with the Yuengling Shamrock 26.2-mile marathon starting at 8:30 a.m. The finish line included an after-party of food, drinks, live music and activities for kids.

Over 30,000 runners from across the U.S and several other countries came to participate in this yearly tradition including WAVY reporters Joe Fisher and Lex Gray, who participated in the Yuengling Shamrock 26.2-mile marathon.