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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.

Schedule of events
Participant packet and bag pick-up
Post-Race Party
Age groups
NBC 5 Chicago coverage


Schedule of events

Friday, March 27, 2015
McCormick Place Convention Center
Health & Fitness Expo/Packet pick-up
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
McCormick Place Convention Center
Health & Fitness Expo/Packet pick-up
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Grant Park, Chicago

6:30 a.m.
6:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.*
9:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
Gear check opens
Start corrals open
Wave 1 race start
Post-Race Party begins
Live music begins at the Post-Race Party
Post-Race Party ends
Gear check closes

*The 2015 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K will feature three start waves to facilitate a smooth and efficient start to the race. Wave 1 will start at 8:30 a.m. followed by the start of Wave 2 and Wave 3. The start times for Wave 2 and Wave 3 will be available in the coming weeks.

Participant packet and bag pick-up

Your participant packet and bag includes:

  • Timing device
  • Event bib number
  • Nike participant running shirt

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 race and packets will not be mailed to runners.

  • 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 packet pick-up ticket.*
  • Packet pick-up tickets will be emailed to all registered participants.

*No Ticket? Packet pick-up tickets 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.

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.

NBC011613NBC 5 Chicago live race coverage

On race morning, NBCChicago.com will provide live, streaming coverage of the race start and finish, including a finish line camera from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. where supporters can watch their favorite runner cross the line. Download the NBCChicago Mobile app to watch on your phone.

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