Registration

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Continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebration with the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K run and 2 mile walk on Sunday, March 25! The Shamrock Shuffle is one of Chicago’s favorite events, with a one-of-a-kind course that weaves its way through downtown Chicago, starting and finishing in Grant Park.

Sign up now!

Runners who are already registered for the 2018 event can access their registration information through their  Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle participant account.

Sign up early and save!

Runners who sign up early will save! The 2018 8K run entry fee will increase the closer we get to race day. If you’re interested in running with us on Sunday, March 25, sign up early to receive special discounted pricing.


Run and donate

Participants who sign up for the 8K run will have the opportunity to select “8K Charity” during the registration process. Runners who select this option will pay the full $55 entry fee. The difference between the discounted rate at that time and the $55 entry fee will be donated to a Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle charity of their choice.

Runners who don’t select this option, will also have the opportunity to give a donation as a part of the 8K run and 2 mile walk registration forms.

Get your bib mailed to you!

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle participants will have the opportunity to get their packet mailed to them in advance of race weekend. The packet mailing option includes the shipment of your event bib number, participant t-shirt and 2018 premium item. This opportunity will be available to the first 5,000 people who purchase this option.*

*Please note, there is an additional $15 charge for packet mailing.

Bookmark your 2018 racing season with the Shamrock Shuffle and the Chicago Marathon

Shufflers who have completed the 8K run four or more times since 2008 and sign up to run this year’s race will be eligible to receive a guaranteed entry into the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. This opportunity will be available to the first 1,000 runners who submitted an application for the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon through the Shamrock Shuffle guaranteed entry application and qualify for an entry through this track. Upon verification (within seven business days), runners will be notified via email on how to access their guaranteed entry for the 2018 Chicago Marathon.

Learn more at chicagomarathon.com.

Athletes with Disabilities Program

The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle strives to provide accessibility for all athletes with disabilities through our Athletes with Disabilities Program. This program is open to all athletes with a permanent physical disability. For more information on the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Athletes with Disabilities Program

Event entry requirements

  • Registrants for the 8K run must be capable of maintaining a 15:00/mile pace. Completing the full event distance, start line to finish line, within the event time requirement of 1 hour and 15 minutes (h:mm:ss/1:15:59).
  • Registrants for the 2 mile walk must be capable of maintaining a 30:00/mile pace. Completing the full event distance, start line to finish line, within the event time requirement of 1 hour (h:mm:ss/1:00:59).
  • To register, participants must be 8 years of age or older on event day. Registrants under 18 years of age must have the registration form completed by a parent or legal guardian permitting participation.
  • Sale and/or transfer of race entries/bib numbers is strictly prohibited. All entry fees are non-refundable, and may not be deferred toward a future event.

Read Official Event Rules and Guidelines.

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