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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
2016 Participant guide
Participant packet and bag pick-up
Post-Race Party
Age groups
NBC 5 Chicago live race coverage
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Schedule of events

Friday, April 1
McCormick Place, West Building, Hall F1
Health & Fitness Expo/Packet pick-up
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 2
McCormick Place, West Building, Hall F1
Health & Fitness Expo/Packet pick-up
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 3
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.
2:00 p.m.
Gear check opens
Start corrals open
Wave 1 race start (Start Corrals A – D)
Post-Race Party begins
Wave 2 race start (Start Corrals E – H)
Live music begins at the Post-Race Party
Gear check closes
Beer ticket sales end
Post-Race Party ends
Race after party at The Scout begins

2016 Participant guide

The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K is one of Chicago’s classic road races with a history spanning more than three decades. We are excited to have thousands of runners join the Shamrock Shuffle tradition on Sunday, April 3. The information in this year’s participant guide is designed to help runners plan their race weekend adventures, from the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place, to the start line in Grant Park to the finish line and, finally, to the post-race party and after party.

Click here to download the 2016 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K participant guide.

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 and packets will not be mailed to runners.

  • 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.

ScoutRace after party

The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K After Party will be hosted at The Scout Waterhouse & Kitchen (1301 S. Wabash Ave.) on Sunday, April 3 from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Shamrock Shuffle participants who bring their race bib will receive a ticket that can be redeemed for one (1) Michelob ULTRA.*

* You must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages at the Post-Race Party and the race after party at The Scout Waterhouse & Kitchen.

Preview the after party
Visiting the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday? Take a shuttle from the Health & Fitness Expo to The Scout and preview Sunday’s after party. The Scout shuttle will run approximately every 20 – 25 minutes from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2.

Show your Shamrock Shuffle bib number and receive $2 off your bill.

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 from 8 – 11 a.m. 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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Being a runner is something that is within us all, and Nike+ Run Club (NRC) inspired the next generation of runners at Pritzker Elementary School.

Over the last 8 weeks, Pritzker Young Athletes ran alongside Nike+ Run Club Pacers and Coaches, incorporating training runs on the 606 trail. NRC Coaches provided expert guidance including: race day tips, injury prevention and post run stretching at Nike Running Bucktown.

Come cheer on the Pritzker Young Athletes as they complete their first race ever, the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. Let’s help them go the distance.

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