Volunteer information

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K! Volunteers serve in many ways both on race day and in the days leading up to the event. Be a part of Chicago’s annual kick off for the local running season and support thousands of runners by volunteering at the Shamrock Shuffle 8K!

All volunteers must register online by Monday, March 27


Race day volunteer opportunities

The 2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K will take place on Sunday,
April 2. Click on an opportunity below to learn more and to apply!

Course marshal Start corrals Information team


Health & Fitness Expo volunteer opportunities

Held at McCormick Place on March 31 & April 1, participants attend the Expo to pick up their Participant Bag, Nike t-shirt, bib number with timing device, and visit more than 80 exhibitors. Be a part of Chicago’s annual kick off for the local running season and support thousands of runners by volunteering at the Health & Fitness Expo! Please visit the Expo volunteer opportunities page to learn more about available volunteer positions.


Pre-race volunteer opportunities

Participant Packet Preparation – March 24, 25 & 26
The packet preparation process is relatively easy and fun, but requires efficiency and accuracy! Volunteers will assemble packets with bibs and runner supplies. Visit the participant packet preparation page to join us for a pre-race volunteer opportunity.


Get more involved

Group Leader application
Volunteer groups are needed to distribute t-shirts, check gear and organize start corrals, among many other vital roles, and that process starts with you! Group leaders are responsible for recruiting volunteers, sharing assignment information, relaying registration instructions and keeping their group on task and organized on the day of the event. For more information about the event, the application timeline and to apply to be a Group Leader, click here.

Key Volunteer application
With thousands of registered participants and more than 3,000 volunteers, help is needed to coordinate operational efforts and manage the dozens of volunteer groups that will donate their time and enthusiasm race weekend. For more information and to apply, click here.


Your volunteer experience

Tell us why you enjoy volunteering for the Shamrock Shuffle 8K! Do you have photos to share? Do you need verification of your service hours? Send us an e-mail at volunteer@shamrockshuffle.com.

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