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General information

General InformationKick off the running and racing season in Chicago at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. The 8K (4.97-mile) run starts and finishes in Chicago’s Grant Park.

Race weekend schedule of events
Age groups
Participant packet and bag pick-up
Post-Race Party
Race day transportation
NBC 5 Chicago coverage


Sunday, March 29, 2015
Grant Park, Chicago

Age groups

Male and female: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over.

Participant packet and bag pick-up

Your participant packet and bag includes:

  • Timing device
  • Event bib number
  • Technical T-shirt (men’s and women’s sizes)

Packet pick-up will take place at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place. Packets are not available for pick-up the day of the event.

  • If you cannot attend the Health & Fitness Expo, a friend, family member or co-worker can pick up your packet for you by presenting a copy of your participant confirmation ticket.*
  • Participant confirmation emails will be emailed to all registered participants.

*No Ticket? Participant confirmation emails can be printed at the Participant Services Desk at the Health & Fitness Expo.

Post-Race Party

The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Post-Race Party will be held immediately following the race. The Post-Race Party will feature live music. Shamrock Shuffle participants will receive a drink ticket attached to their bib number that can be redeemed for one (1) Michelob ULTRA*. Additional drink tickets are available for purchase in-advance at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo or at the Post-Race Party.

To save time and avoid lines on race day, have your ID checked and purchase your drink tickets* in advance at the Health & Fitness Expo.

Race day transportation

Public transportation
Public transportation is highly recommended for race day travel to Grant Park. Visit transitchicago.com or metrarail.com to plan your route.

Race day parking
Public transportation is highly recommended for race day transportation to Grant Park. If you drive, allow sufficient time for traffic congestion and street closures due to the race.

ParkWhiz race day parking
ParkWhiz allows you to find and book the perfect parking space for the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. With ParkWhiz, you can book a parking space in advance from a variety of parking lots surrounding Grant Park and the Shamrock Shuffle course. All parking booked ahead of time ensures drivers of a locked-in rate and a guaranteed space waiting for their arrival. ParkWhiz offers Chicago parking at over 200 locations throughout the city and along the Shamrock Shuffle Course.

Shamrock Shuffle Parking

Divvy to Grant Park race morning
Go green and Divvy to Grant Park on race day. Divvy Ambassadors will be at the Michigan Ave. and Jackson Dr. as well as Michigan Ave. and Congress Dr. stations on Sunday, March 30 from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to ensure you can always take or return a bike.

NBC011613NBC 5 Chicago coverage

Watch yourself shuffle across the finish line
Want to see yourself cross the finish line of the 2014 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K? Go to nbcchicago.com/video. Scroll down until you see the “shamrock shuffle recap” video tab. NBC Chicago has provided 72 two-minute snapshots of the finish line in chronological order starting with the men’s overall champion. Have fun watching, and be sure to share with your friends and family.

View the finish line clips at nbcchicago.com/video.

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