J&A Racing and Yuengling extend multi-year partnership for Shamrock Marathon Weekend

March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021 – VIRGINIA BEACH – J&A Racing today announced the extension of Yuengling as the title sponsor of the Shamrock Marathon Weekend held annually in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Since it was founded in 1829, America’s Oldest Brewery has remained fiercely independent, family-owned and continuously operated by the Yuengling family for six generations.Yuengling renewed its longtime partnership with J&A Racing’s signature event weekend that takes place every March around St. Patrick’s Day.

“Following our longstanding, successful partnership, we are thrilled that Yuengling has re-signed as the title sponsor,” said Amy Frostick, co-owner of J&A Racing. “We are thankful for all the support Yuengling gives this event and our community, and we look forward to celebrating the 50th running in 2022 with our runners and Yuengling.”

The Shamrock Marathon Weekend attracts more than 25,000 runners from across the country and around the world, but the last two years have challenged the endurance sports world. As one of the first events to cancel due to COVID-19 in 2020 and again adapting to the current environment in 2021, the shamrock community has proven its resiliency. Yuengling’s dedication to this event regardless of circumstance is a testament to their belief in the running community.

“We’re thrilled to extend our partnership with J&A Racing and continue to bring the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend to runners across the country.” said Jen Yuengling, 6th generation brewer, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.  “Completing a race is a huge accomplishment, and we look forward to toasting the Shamrock Weekend’s participants at the finish line on the boardwalk in Virginia Beach with a cold Yuengling next year.”

“Everyone at Yuengling and Chesbay Distributing are excited about extending our 16-year relationship with J & A Racing into another three years (2022-2024). Our mutual love of running/fitness and Yuengling family of brands, makes our relationship a perfect fit. Over the years, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon has become a huge family-oriented event for all levels of runners. So Yuengling and Chesbay are happy to be a major sponsor for years to come,” Patrick Collins, Chesbay Distributing President.

The 50th annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend will take place March 18-20, 2022 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The event weekend includes a Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K, and Youth Mile. For more information, visit shamrockmarathon.com.

About J&A Racing

J&A Racing is a nationally recognized race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. With a portfolio of seven event, J&A Racing’s mission is to promote and support healthy lifestyles and the sport of running through all stages of life. Since 2003 when J&A Racing owners, Amy and Jerry Frostick, took over the Shamrock Sportsfest, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend has become one of the most popular running events in the country growing from 3,000 participants to a record 30,000 in 2015. Additionally, J&A Racing organizes the Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K; the MSP Design Group Big Blue 5K; the Bayport Credit Union Surf-N-Santa 5 Miler; the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon & 5K; the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon. 10K & We Promise Foundation Norfolk Harbor 5K; and the ADP Corporate 5K. For more information on J&A Racing’s events, visit jandaracing.com.

About D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. 

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery®, is family-owned and operated since 1829. Now sold in 22 states, production is supported by two breweries in Pottsville, PA and one in Tampa, FL. Principal beer brands include Yuengling® Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Black & Tan, Golden Pilsner, Premium, Light, Dark Brewed Porter, Lord Chesterfield Ale®, Oktoberfest, Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter, Raging Eagle and FLIGHT by Yuengling, the Next Generation of Light Beer™. Get news, updates and access media images at https://www.yuengling.com/news.