Why our team returns to Shamrock every year

Cameron had a goal of running 13.1 miles in 2014, and she accomplished this goal through hard work and dedication. Together we will make a team goal of finishing our race not only during the race weekend but in our daily lives as well.


2017 Shamrock Recap

The racing conditions for the 2017 Shamrock races were less than ideal, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of our SpeakUp race team, who braved the driving wind, freezing rain, and frigid temperatures the weekend of March 17-19 in Virginia Beach.  Around 120 members competed as part of the SpeakUp Race Team, spreading Cameron’s message not only during training runs, but also on the race course.  Team members told countless stories about sharing Cameron’s story and the CKG mission to others in the community.  Additionally, each team member met or exceeded their $131.00 fundraising goal, paying tribute to the 13.1 miles that Cameron completed on the same course in 2014.  Over $24,000 was raised by this event which helps fund our free programming for teenagers and their families.

Interested in racing as part of the SpeakUp Race Team?  Click here!


As a team member, we ask that you commit to raising or donating $131.00 to the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation to honor the miles that she ran and the legacy that she entrusted to us. Together we will run in honor of Cameron and all those who are fighting the good fight!

Your contributions will help to ensure that her work is being done through her foundation that is actively designing programs to implement in schools and providing speaking series for both teens and adults.

Members may utilize our Crowdrise platform to create personal fundraising pages to support their fundraising efforts and can easily send the page to family and friends via email and post to Facebook and twitter. You may hold bake sales, car washes, fitness challenges, etc. to help reach your $131.00 commitment and you may make direct contributions as well.

Team Membership

We will journey through this training together with fun opportunities to gather as a team, run with purpose, reflection, and most importantly, with lots of smiles. Team members will receive and a Shamrock SpeakUp technical race shirt, and the opportunity to join a pre-race team pasta dinner. Members will enjoy team newsletters with updates about training, motivational stories, and tips for accomplishing their goals.  

In addition, runners in the greater Richmond area will have the opportunity to train together and attend free workshops such as: yoga, nutrition, and mindfulness.

Want to get more information about Shamrock 2017? Email Melissa to find out more!