Continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebration and kick off the running season in Chicago at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle. The 8K (4.97-mile) run and 2 mile walk is a longstanding tradition in Chicago with scenic course routes, starting and finishing in Grant Park.
Friday, March 22
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 23
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 24
Grant Park, Chicago
6:30 a.m. – Gear check opens
6:30 a.m. – Wave 1 Start Corrals, Elite, A, B, C and D open
7:30 a.m. – Wave 2 Start Corrals, E, F, G and H open
8:20 a.m. – Wave 1 Start Corrals, Elite, A, B, C and D close
8:30 a.m. – Wave 1 race start
8:45 a.m. – Wave 2 Start Corrals, E, F, G and H close
8:45 a.m. – Walk Wave opens
9:00 a.m. – Post-Race Party begins
9:00 a.m. – Wave 2 race start
9:15 a.m. – Walk Wave closes
9:30 a.m. – Walk Wave race 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
2:00 p.m. – Race After Party at The Scout begins
*Times subject to change
The information in this year’s participant guide will help you plan your race weekend adventures, from the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Participant Packet Pick-up at McCormick Place, to the start line in Grant Park, to the finish line and finally, to the Post-Race Party and After Party.
*The 2019 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle participant guide will be available prior to race day.
Packet Pick-up will take place at the Friday and Saturday of race weekend in the Skyline Ballroom at McCormick Place. Packet Pick-up tickets will be emailed to all registered participants. If you cannot pick-up your packet in person, a friend, family member or co-worker can pick up your packet for you by presenting a copy of your packet pick-up ticket. Learn more about Packet Pick-up.
Celebrate your finish at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Post-Race Party immediately following the race. The Post-Race Party features live music. Participants 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 at the point of registration and at Packet Pick-up.
To save time and avoid lines on race day, have your ID checked and purchase drink tickets* in advance of race day at Packet pick-up.
Continue the celebration at The Scout
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle After Party will be hosted at The Scout Waterhouse & Kitchen (1301 S. Wabash Ave.) on Sunday, March 24 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.
Commemorative merchandise for the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K will be sold at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Packet Pick-up.
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. The top five 8K run finishers in each age group will receive an engraved award.