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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, Hall C
Health & Fitness Expo/Packet pick-up
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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

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

* Note timing devices are only applicable to the 8K run event. The 2 mile walk is an untimed event.

Packet pick-up will take place at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place.

Packet pick-up tickets will be emailed to all registered participants.

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.*

*No ticket? Packet pick-up tickets can be printed at the Participant Services Desk at the Health & Fitness Expo.

NEW IN 2017! The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K will mail a limited number of bib numbers to participants for the 2017 event. This will be an option for participants at the point of registration and will only be available to the first 5,000 people who select to have their bib numbers mailed. Participants who opt to have their bib number mailed, will be able to pick up their Nike participant running shirt on race day.

There is an additional $15 charge for this option.

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. 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.

ScoutContinue the celebration at The Scout
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K After Party will be hosted at The Scout Waterhouse & Kitchen (1301 S. Wabash Ave.) on Sunday, April 2 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 After Party.

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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