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Shamrock Marathon canceled in Virginia Beach amid coronavirus fears

The race was set for March 22
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Posted at 5:44 AM, Mar 12, 2020

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend was canceled Thursday after a state of emergency was declared in Virginia.

Organizers for the marathon, which was scheduled for March 22, originally posted on their website that there were no scheduling changes as a result of coronavirus. After the governor's Thursday speech, the event was declared canceled.

"As a company of runners, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend," a statement on the marathon's website read. "This decision has been made out of concern for our runners, volunteers, spectators, and community."

Race organizers offered participants the option to run the race virtually or defer their entries to 2021. No refunds will be offered, according to race organizers.

This is a developing story,