No judgment or pace requirements, just runners of all speeds coming together to stay healthy and SpeakUp.

*Strollers and pushrim wheelchairs encouraged!

Want to stay near fellow teammates and 4 blocks from the start + finish line?

Sheraton Va Beach Oceanfront Hotel
3501 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Call (757) 425-9000
Reserve under the “SpeakUp Room Block"

$199 per night
2-night requirement
Friday, 3/17 and Saturday 3/18

*If you're looking to save some money on the trip, consider talking with teammates about sharing a room and a ride!*

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Interested in sponsoring our Race Team? Help offset our expenses, host an event in our honor, offer fitness or nutrition services, offer our athletes a discount, the sky's the limit! Support our mission and we will add your business logo/name to our website and promote you on social media! Join the SpeakUp community... Let's finish this!

Contact Melissa for more information:


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.

2016 Shamrock Recap

In 2016, 128 participants partnered with the CKG Foundation to run the Shamrock races in Virginia Beach, Virginia during the weekend of March 18-20th.  During several months of training, our team members participated in a yoga night, a nutrition clinic, and several team workouts at Orangetheory Fitness.  Although the race weekend was cold, windy, and rainy, our team members stayed positive the entire time in true “Cameron Style.”  So many stories were shared among our team members and with the entire community of runners, volunteers, and spectators. Over $20,000 was raised by our participants in their fundraising efforts! This money helped fund programming in schools that started in the spring of 2016. Thank you so much for your support!


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!