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The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K is one of Chicago’s best running celebrations, with a one-of-a-kind course! The Chicago tradition continues the St. Patrick’s Day celebration and kicks off the spring running season in Chicago. The run’s unique 8K (4.97 miles) course weaves its way through downtown Chicago, starting and finishing in Grant Park.

Aid stations
Course time requirement 
Clocks and mile markers
Street closures


NEW IN 2017! The 2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K will host a 2 mile untimed walk. Walkers will be treated to a scenic 2 mile course along Chicago’s lakefront, starting and finishing in the same location as the 8K run. The walk is a perfect introduction to the Shamrock Shuffle and is ideal for aspiring runners or those looking to take part in the celebration without tackling the 8K (4.97 miles) run.

2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K course map (.pdf)
Subject to change

Aid stations

Gatorade-050213Two on-course aid stations offer Gatorade® Endurance Formula (lemon-lime), water, medical support and toilet facilities.

  • Aid Station 1: Mile 1.6
    (State Street and Randolph Street)
  • Aid Station 2: Mile 3.6
    (Harrison Street and Wells Street)

The 2 mile walk will have one on-course aid station offering water and toilet facilities.

Course time requirement

Participants must be capable of maintaining a 15:00/mile pace for the 8K run and a 30:00/mile pace for the 2 mile walk. Completing the full event distance, start line to finish line, within the event time requirement of 1 hour and 15 minutes (h:mm:ss/1:15:59) for the 8K run and 1 hour (hh:mm:ss/1:00:59) for the 2 mile walk.

Participants who finish outside of the time requirement may not receive full on-course support from aid stations and traffic safety personnel. Runners who finish outside of the time requirement may not be recorded as official finishers.

Clocks and mile markers

Clocks and mile markers will be located at every mile for the 8k run. Timing mats for the 8K run will be at the start line, 5K (3.1 miles) and at the finish line. The 2 mile walk is an untimed event.  Mile markers will be located at every mile.

Street closures

The morning and afternoon of the event, the streets that comprise the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K course, as well as the start/finish area in Grant Park, will be closed to vehicular traffic. Street closure information for the 2017 Shamrock Shuffle will be available in advance of race weekend.

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