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.
Take advantage of special offers featured in the 2018 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle virtual bag! The online virtual bag is available to you, as well as your friends and family.
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.