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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
Gear check & start corrals
Post-Race Party
Official merchandise
Age groups
NBC 5 Chicago coverage


Schedule of events

Friday, March 27, 2015
McCormick Place, Lakeside Center, Hall D1
Health & Fitness Expo/Packet pick-up
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
McCormick Place, Lakeside Center, Hall D1
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.
7:30 a.m.
8:20 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
Gear check opens
Start Corrals Elite, A, B, C and D open
Start Corrals E, F, G and H open
Wave 1 Start Corrals Elite, A, B, C and D close
Wave 1 race start
Post-Race Party begins
Wave 2 Start Corrals E, F, G and H close
Wave 2 race start
Live music begins at the Post-Race Party
Gear check closes
Beer ticket sales end
Post-Race Party ends
Race after party at The Scout begins

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.

Gear check & start corrals

All runners will be assigned to Start Wave 1 or Start Wave 2. Your assigned start wave determines what time you start the race and where you need to check your gear.

  • Runners in the Elite Corral (Elite Club Competition teams and elite runners) will check their gear at the Elite Club Tent and will start at 8:30 a.m.
  • Runners in Wave 1—those assigned to Start Corrals A, B, C and D—will check their gear at Red Gear Check and will start at 8:30 a.m.
    Click here to download Wave 1 instructions
  • Runners in Wave 2—those assigned to Start Corrals E, F, G and H —will check their gear at Blue Gear Check and will start at 9:15 a.m.
    Click here to download Wave 2 instructions

Click here to download the Grant Park Start/Finish map for gear check and start corral locations.

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 from The Chancey Brothers. 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.

ScoutRace after party

The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K after party will be hosted at The Scout Waterhouse & Kitchen (1301 S. Wabash St.) on Sunday, March 29, 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 and the race after party at The Scout Waterhouse & Kitchen.

Official merchandise

NikeNike 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.

Nike Chicago
669 N. Michigan Ave.
773.278.1095
Nike Running Bucktown
1640 N. Damen Ave.
773.278.1095
Fleet Feet Sports – Lincoln Square
4762 N. Lincoln Ave.
773.271.3338
Fleet Feet Sports – Old Town
1620 N. Wells St.
312.587.3338
Fleet Feet Sports – South Loop
150 W. Roosevelt Rd.
312.788.3338
Fleet Feet Sports – Lakeview
3359 N. Southport Ave.
773.281.3338

Commemorative merchandise
Commemorative merchandise for the 2015 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.

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 – 11 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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