The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K course starts and finishes in Chicago’s Grant Park and mirrors segments of the famed Bank of America Chicago Marathon route. The flat and fast course is home to many personal bests and world class performances, including the women’s American 8K record (24:36) set by Deena Kastor in 2005, and the course record (22:35) set by Kenya’s James Kariuki in 1998.
2015 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K course map* (.pdf)
*Subject to change
- Aid Station 1: Mile 1.8
(State Street and Randolph Street)
- Aid Station 2: Mile 3.5
(Franklin Street and Monroe Street)
Water at Aid Station 2
Runners must maintain a 15-minute per mile pace and complete the full 8K distance—start line to finish line—within the event time requirement of 1 hour and 15 minutes (h:mm:ss/1:15:59). Runners who finish outside of the time requirement will not be recorded as official finishers and may not receive full on-course support from aid stations and traffic safety personnel.
Clocks and mile markers will be located at every mile. Timing mats will be at the start line, 5K (3.1 miles) and at the finish line.
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 will be available in advance of race weekend.