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Continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebration and kick off the running season in Chicago at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. The 8K (4.97-mile) run is a Chicago tradition with a course that weaves its way through downtown Chicago, starting and finishing in Grant Park.

Schedule of events
Participant packet and bag pick-up
Post-Race Party
Age groups
NBC 5 Chicago live race coverage


Schedule of events

Friday, March 31
McCormick Place
Health & Fitness Expo/Packet pick-up
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 1
McCormick Place
Health & Fitness Expo/Packet pick-up
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 2
Grant Park, Chicago

6:30 a.m.
6:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
Gear check opens
Start corrals open
Wave 1 race start
Post-Race Party begins
Wave 2 race start
Live music begins at the Post-Race Party
Gear check closes
Beer ticket sales end
Post-Race Party ends

*Times subject to change.

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.

  • 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.

Post-Race Party

Celebrate your finish at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Post-Race Party immediately following the race. The Post-Race Party features live music from Stache, Chicago’s premier cover band. Runners 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 drink tickets* in advance at the Health & Fitness Expo.

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, 80-84, 85-90, 90 & over.

NBC011613NBC 5 Chicago live race coverage

On race morning, NBCChicago.com will provide live, streaming coverage of the race start and finish where supporters can watch their favorite runner cross the line. Download the NBCChicago Mobile app to watch on your phone or click here to watch on your computer.  

 

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