Health & Fitness Expo

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the spring running season at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo. The Health & Fitness Expo features more than 80 exhibiting companies, offering runners and walkers the latest in footwear, apparel, nutrition and technology. The Expo is free and open to public.

Location & hours
Participant packet and bag pick-up
Parking & transportation
Marketing opportunities


Location & hours

McCormick Place, North Building, Hall C
2301 South Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

Friday, March 31: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 1: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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.

Parking & transportation

McCormick Place parking
Parking will be available to all Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo attendees at McCormick Place Parking Lot A for a reduced rate of $10. Attendees will not need a validation voucher to secure the reduced rate. The rate will be available to all attendees who park in Parking Lot A. Click the links below for more information.

McCormick Place map
Driving directions to McCormick Place Parking Lot A


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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is the most economical and convenient way to travel throughout race weekend. The CTA offers a variety of ways to get to and from the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place; the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K start and finish areas in Grant Park; and spectator viewing areas along the course.

Visit transitchicago.com or call 312.836.7000 for travel information or to request a complimentary CTA downtown transit sightseeing guide and CTA system map.

CTA Transit Directions to the Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place
From Downtown Chicago
From Michigan Avenue, take a southbound #3 King Drive bus on Michigan to King Drive/23rd (located across the street from McCormick Place). Buses run every 7 to 20 minutes.

Or take the Green Line (either Cottage Grove or Ashland/63rd) from a Loop Elevated station to the accessible Cermak-McCormick Place station and walk three blocks east to McCormick Place.

From Ogilvie Transportation Center
Take the Green Line (either Cottage Grove or Ashland/63rd) from the accessible Clinton station (located two blocks north of Ogilvie); exit at Cermak-McCormick Place station and walk three blocks east to McCormick Place.

From Union Station
Take either a #1 Bronzeville/Union Station*, #7 Harrison*, or #126 Jackson bus to Michigan Avenue. Then, transfer to a southbound #3 King Drive bus to King Drive/23rd (located across the street from McCormick Place). Buses run every 7 to 20 minutes.

* Route operates on weekdays only


Health & Fitness Expo shuttle
A free Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo shuttle will run from downtown Metra stations (225 S. Canal Street) to McCormick Place during the following hours: Friday, March 31, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Click here to view the 2017 shuttle schedule.


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Go green, get fit and Divvy to the Expo. Divvy will be monitoring the 23rd Street and Martin Luther King Drive docking station on Friday and Saturday of race weekend to ensure plenty of bikes are available.


Reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free!
To book convenient and affordable parking, we recommend using SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot today, visit the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. You can also use SpotHero to park all over Chicago —learn more here.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter promo code SHAMROCKHEALTH for an extra $5 off your first park!


Take the Metra Electric Line to the Health & Fitness Expo
The Metra Electric Line offers regular service to and from McCormick Place, home to the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo. Click here for more information about Metra Electric service, including schedules, fares and tickets.

Marketing opportunities

If you are a vendor who is interested in marketing at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo, please click here for more information.

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