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.
This year's Shamrock races will take place in Virginia Beach over the weekend of March 16-18, 2018. We hope that you will join us as we further Cameron's mission!
Why the $131 Commitment?
We ask our team members to commit to raising or donating $131.00 to the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation to honor the miles that Cameron ran and the legacy that she entrusted to us. As a team, we will run in honor of Cameron and all those who are fighting the good fight.
Your contributions will help to ensure that Cameron's 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. Additionally, as you share why you are racing, you are spreading Cameron's message across the state, nation, and even the globe.
We offer one-on-one fundraising support to help you reach your goal. We encourage creativity -- bake sales, car washes, fitness challenges -- keeping in line with Cameron's inspiration. As a team member, you also have the option to make a direct contribution to fulfill your commitment.
Join the Team!
Step 1: Join the SpeakUp Shamrock Team!
Team Fee: $40
Team membership includes: SpeakUp Shamrock Team shirt, group training runs, training plans, fundraising platform and support, team dinner, and workshops.
Options include: 8k, half marathon, full marathon, relay, dolphin challenge, and whale challenge.
Step 3: Spread the word, start fundraising, and have fun training with us!
Fundraising allows us to spread our mission and encourage our community to SpeakUp about teenage mental health. SpeakUp Race Team Members who are currently fundraising their $350/year are not required to raise an additional $131 for this event.
Shamrock 2017 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 throughout the year? Click here!