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October 3, 2019
BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO 13.1 – A RUNNING TOUR OF CHICAGO’S WEST SIDE NEIGHBORHOODS – SET TO DEBUT SPRING 2020

Bank of America announced today the long-awaited debut of the Bank of America Chicago 13.1. The city’s newest half marathon, one of the most popular race distances in the United States, will kick off on Sunday, June 7, 2020, bringing a world-class race and three-day health and wellness festival to Chicago’s west side. The inaugural event deepens Bank of America’s premier racing portfolio, which includes the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
View the October 3, 2019 press release (.pdf)


2019 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Press releases


March 24, 2019
RUNNERS CELEBRATE SPRING BY KICKING OFF THE RUNNING SEASON AT THE 40TH ANNUAL BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE

In a show of Chi-rish pride, thousands of runners gathered today in Grant Park under an overcast sky and ideal running conditions to officially kick off Chicago’s running season at the 40th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle. Joe Moore sprinted across the line first in 23:18, outkicking a competitive men’s field that welcomed elite runners from more than 50 USATF-club teams from around the nation. The women’s winner, Olivia Pratt, claimed victory with a swift time of 26:26. Daniel Romanchuk and Susannah Scaroni took the crowns in the wheelchair competition in course record times, 16:29 and 19:02, respectively.
View the March 24, 2019 press release (.pdf)


March 19, 2019
BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE EVENTS SCHEDULE
& MEDIA CREDENTIALS

The start of Chicago’s spring running season will begin on Sunday, March 24 when the 40th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K kicks off at 8:30 a.m. in Grant Park. The classic road race is an annual tradition for runners looking to continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a green infused 8K run and two-mile walk through the heart of downtown.
View the March 19, 2019 press release (.pdf)


February 1, 2019
MAMMOTH TRACK CLUB AND KANSAS CITY SMOKE HEADLINE DELOITE ELITE CLUB COMPETITION AT THE BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE

The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle announced today that the Mammoth Track Club, headlined by Olympian and American record-holder and 2005 and 2009 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle champion Deena Kastor and 2015 and 2016 Shamrock Shuffle champion Alexi Pappas, will make its debut in the 11th annual Deloitte Elite Club Competition. The Kansas City Smoke will also be back on the men’s side to defend their title.
View the February 1, 2019 press release (.pdf)


January 15, 2019
BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE EXECUTIVE RACE DIRECTOR TO RUN AND RAISE $40,000 FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle announced today that executive race director Carey Pinkowski will join the 40th anniversary celebration on Sunday, March 24 by running the 8K and raising funds for four local charities with a focus on youth fitness: Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, After School Matters, Special Olympics Chicago and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
View the January 15, 2019 press release (.pdf)


September 12, 2018
REGISTRATION FOR THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE OPENS TODAY

Get ready to go green at the 40th anniversary of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle! Registration for the 40th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle opens today at 10 a.m. Central Time at shamrockshuffle.com. For four decades, many runners have considered this long-standing Chicago tradition the official start of the outdoor running season, and a popular way to continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Chicago. The event will feature a festive and upbeat 8K run with music and entertainment, as well as a two-mile walk along Chicago’s picturesque lakefront.
View the September 12, 2018 press release (.pdf)


2018 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Press releases


March 25, 2018
THOUSANDS OF CHICAGO AREA RUNNERS TAKE TO THE STREETS FOR THE 2018 BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 8K

Thousands of runners turned the streets of downtown Chicago green today as they kicked off the spring running season at the 39th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. Defending champion Stephen Sambu, 29, of Tucson, Ariz., sprinted his way into first place, finishing in 23:10, becoming the first person in event history to win four consecutive times. The women’s winner, Laura Thweatt, 29, of Boulder, Colo., finished strong with a time of 26:02, propelling her and her Boulder Track Club teammates to victory of the 10th annual Deloitte Elite Club Competition.
View the March 25, 2018 press release (.pdf)


March 20, 2018
A TALENTED FIELD OF ELITE ATHLETES GET READY TO LEAD THE WAY AS 25,000 CHICAGO AREA RUNNERS WELCOME SPRING WITH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY TRADITION

The start of Chicago’s spring running season will begin on Sunday, March 25 when the 39th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K kicks off at 8:30 a.m. in Grant Park. The classic road race is an annual tradition for runners looking to continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a green infused 8K run and two-mile walk through the heart of downtown.
View the March 20, 2018 press release (.pdf)


February 1, 2018
EXECUTIVE RACE DIRECTOR CAREY PINKOWSKI TO RUN 2018 BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 8K FOR CHARITY

The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K announced today that executive race director Carey Pinkowski will be taking to the streets of Chicago on Sunday, March 25 to raise funds for charity. Pinkowski’s participation shines a light on the event’s new Charity Matching Campaign, which enables runners to make their race more meaningful.
View the February 1, 2018 press release (.pdf)


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