Kick 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
Participant Packet and Bag Pick-Up
Race day transportation
Post-race participant celebration
Official merchandise retailers
NBC 5 Chicago coverage
Friday, March 28
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Health & Fitness Expo/Packet Pick-Up
Saturday, March 29
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Health & Fitness Expo/Packet Pick-Up
Sunday, March 30
6:30 a.m. Gear check opens
6:30 a.m. Start Corrals Elite, A, B, C, D, E and F open
8:20 a.m. Wave 1 Start Corrals Elite, A, B, C and D close
8:30 a.m. Wave 1 race start
8:35 a.m. Wave 2 Start Corrals E and F close
8:45 a.m. Start Corrals G, H, J, K and L open
8:55 a.m. Wave 2 race start
9:00 a.m. Post-Race Party begins
9:05 a.m. Wave 3 Start Corrals G, H, J, K and L close
9:15 a.m. Wave 3 race start
9:30 a.m. Live music begins at the Post-Race Party
1:30 p.m. Post-Race Party ends
1:30 p.m. Gear check closes
The 2014 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K participant guide is now available to download. The participant guide includes all the information participants need as they prepare for the Shamrock Shuffle. If you are participating in this year’s race we encourage you to read this document in its entirety and keep it as a reference for race weekend.
*Please note that this is a large file and may take a few minutes to download.
Packet Pick-up Ticket
All registered participants can access their race information at shamrockshuffle.com/confirmation. This page will also serve as a participant’s packet pick-up ticket to release their packet at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health and Fitness Expo Friday, March, 28 and Saturday, March 29 at Navy Pier. This page should be presented as a printout/hard copy, or on the screen of a mobile device or tablet. For more information on the Health & Fitness Expo click here.
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.
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 Health & Fitness Expo at Navy Pier. 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.
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.
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K post-race participant celebration will be hosted at The Scout Waterhouse & Kitchen (1301 S. Wabash St.) on Sunday, March 30, from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Shamrock Shuffle participants who bring their race bib will receive a ticket that can be redeemed for one (1) Michelob ULTRA.*
* You must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages at the Post-Race Party.
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.
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.
Nike will offer official Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K merchandise at Nike Chicago, Nike Running Bucktown and the Fleet Feet Sports locations listed below. Official merchandise will also be available at the Nike Booth during the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo.
669 N. Michigan Ave.
|Nike Running Bucktown
1640 N. Damen Ave.
|Fleet Feet Sports
4762 N. Lincoln Ave.
|Fleet Feet Sports
1620 N. Wells St.
|Fleet Feet Sports
150 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Commemorative merchandise for the 2014 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K will be sold at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo, as well as in Grant Park on race day.
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.