USA Track & Field Brings Masters 8k National Championships to Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

February 9th, 2017

The USA Track & Field [USATF] Masters 8k National Championships will be held in conjunction with the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend’s TowneBank Shamrock 8k on March 18, 2017 in Virginia Beach.  With a $10,000 prize purse, this event is expected to attract hundreds of participants from across the country. For the past three years the USATF 8k Masters Championships have taken place in Southern California.  To be eligible for USATF awards, a participant must be a 2017 member of the USATF and meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the USATF.

“We are delighted to bring our Masters 8K National Championship event to Virginia Beach as part of the Shamrock Marathon weekend of races. This kicks off the road racing portion of our Masters Grand Prix. From Virginia we go on to New England and then to Southern California for our next two events. J&A Racing has a great reputation in the Running Industry for putting on an excellent and fun event; we look forward to contributing to the excitement on the 18th of March. It should be the beginning of a productive and successful racing partnership, “said Mary Rosado, Chair of USATF’s Master LDR Committee.

“As a Masters runner myself, I am thrilled to be able to have this exciting championship event during the Yuengling Shamrock weekend.  There is no doubt that the TowneBank Shamrock 8k course is flat, fast and festive, so we hope that the participants in the USATF Masters 8k Championships are able to enjoy their time in Virginia Beach, and see what Shamrock is all about” said Jerry Frostick, J&A race Director.

About J&A Racing

J&A Racing is a nationally recognized race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia with a mission to promote and support healthy lifestyles and the sport of running through the development and growth of their running events throughout Hampton Roads. Since 2003 when J&A Racing owners Amy and Jerry Frostick first took over the Shamrock Sportsfest, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend has become one of the most popular events in the country, growing from 3,000 participants to a record 30,000 in 2015. J&A Racing’s portfolio of fun, festive and family oriented events for runners at all stages in life has expanded to include the Halloween themed Anthem Wicked 10K and Old Point National Bank Monster Mile, the Big Blue 5K presented Bon Secours In Motion, the Christmas themed Great Outdoor Provision Co. Surf-n-Santa 5 miler, the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon & 5K, the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon and We Promise Foundation 5K and the Corporate 5K. For information on all of the J&A Racing events, please visit

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USA Track & Field Brings Masters 8k National Championships to Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

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