General information

runners at the finish line
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.

2017 Schedule of events
Participant packet and bag pick-up
Post-Race Party
Official merchandise
Commemorative merchandise

Age groups

NBC 5 Chicago live race coverage


2017 Schedule of events

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

Saturday, April 1
McCormick Place, North Building, 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 Elite, A, B, C and D open
6:30 a.m. – Mailed Bib Services Tent opens
7:30 a.m. – 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
11:30 a.m. – Mailed Bib Services Tent 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

 

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.

Shufflers will receive a packet pick-up email the last week of March.

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! Bib number mailing
Participants who opted to have their bib number mailed during the registration process will receive an envelope via UPS during the second week of March. The envelope will include your 2017 bib number, safety pins and a clear plastic bag (to be used at gear check on race day).  Race day shirt and knit hat pick-up will available at the Mailed Bib Services Tent (intersection of Jackson Drive and Lake Shore Drive) from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.*

If you do not receive your event bib number by Monday, March 20, please contact the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K office at 312.904.9814, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time or email office@shamrockshuffle.com.

* Race day shirt and knit hat pick-up will be available only to those who opted and paid to have their bib numbers mailed. The event will not accommodate those who did not opt into this opportunity during the registration process.

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.

Official merchandise retailers Nike

Nike will offer official 2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K merchandise at Nike Chicago, Nike Running Bucktown, nike.com and the Fleet Feet Sports locations listed below starting Thursday, March 9. Official merchandise will also be available at the Nike booth during the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health and Fitness Expo.

Nike Chicago
669 North Michigan Ave.
312.642.6363

Nike Running Bucktown
1640 N. Damen Ave.
773.278.1095

Fleet Feet Sports – Old Town
1620 N. Wells Street
312.587.3338

Fleet Feet Sports – South Loop
150 W. Roosevelt Road
312.788.3338

Commemorative merchandise

Commemorative merchandise for the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K will be sold at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K 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, 85-89, 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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