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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle! 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!

Current volunteer opportunities are listed below. All volunteers are required to register online individually by Monday, March 18, 11:59 p.m.

Individual volunteers

The Shamrock Shuffle depends on each individual volunteer to create a successful event. The following roles are open to individual volunteers.  Click on a role to learn more and to register!

Participant packet preparation
Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17
Mercy Home for Boys and Girls

Packet pick-up
Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23
McCormick Place

Race day
Sunday, March 24
Start corrals
Information team
Course marshals

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Volunteer groups
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. Learn more about becoming a volunteer group leader!

Key volunteers
As we get ready to welcome thousands of runners race weekend, help is needed to coordinate operational efforts and manage the dozens of volunteer groups that will donate their time and enthusiasm race weekend. Key volunteers hold leadership and management roles in Grant Park, on course and at packet pick-up. Discover what it takes to become a key volunteer!


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