Anyone who enjoys walking or jogging will have a great time at the Shamrock Marathon Weekend on March 20 and 21. The event will include a fitness expo, as well as races that are appropriate for all skill levels and ages. The race route goes right past Virginia Beach KOA! Some of the joys associated with the race are scenic oceanfront views, live music at the finish line, and Irish stew provided by Murphy’s Pub. It’s a great way to welcome the arrival of spring. Stay at one of our cabins or campsites, and we’ll give you a 10-percent discount when you show us your race registration.

Costs to participate will vary with the race. You may register from noon to 9 p.m. on Friday at the expo, located in the Convention Center at 1000 19th Street. The races will run at various times on Saturday at the boardwalk.

Farmers’ Market

It’s always interesting to go to the local farmers’ market, but it will be extra fun at the Celebrate Agriculture event on March 21. You can browse through merchandise from more than 100 artisans and crafters while sampling delicious edibles from food trucks. Activities will be available for children, too.

Admission is free. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The address is 3640 Dam Neck Road.

Stay With Us

Plan a winter camping trip soon. During the day, you can tour attractions and explore the boardwalk; while at night, you’ll be snug as a bug in a rug in your warm, cozy cabin.

Do you live in one of the neighboring cities and towns of Virginia Beach such as Hampton, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Poquoson, Newport News, Portsmouth or Eastern Shore? If so, it’s nice to take a camping trip without having to travel far. If you stay at our campground now through April 1, you’ll get 25 percent off with our Neighbors Discount. For more information on these hot deals, visit our website and book your spot today.

Also, be thinking ahead to the spring, when we offer great discounts. If you stay between February 1 and May 20, you’ll get $15 off per night on RV sites or cabins: This is Hot Deal CR. An additional discount, Hot Deal C9, involves a $25 savings per night when you book a deluxe cabin between April 1 and May 20.