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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)


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)


September 12, 2017
BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 8K OPENS REGISTRATION
Registration for the 2018 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K opens today at 10 a.m. Central Time at shamrockshuffle.com.. Considered by many runners to be the start of the outdoor season, this popular road race offers an opportunity to continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Chicago with a green-infused, fun 8K run featuring music and entertainment, as well as a two-mile walk through the heart of downtown.
View the September 12, 2018 press release (.pdf)


April 2, 2017
THOUSANDS OF RUNNERS KICK OFF THE SPRING RUNNING SEASON AT THE 2017 BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 8K
Thousands of runners kicked off the spring running season under ideal race conditions at the 38th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. Grant Park turned green as defending champion, Stephen Sambu, 28, of Tucson, Ariz., sprinted away from the men’s field, breaking the tape in the event’s sixth fastest time ever, 22:47. Two-time Olympian Kim Conley, 31, of Sacramento, Calif., took advantage of the 45 degree temperatures to run away from the women’s field, winning by 59 seconds in 25:43.
View the April 2, 2017 press release (.pdf)


February 13, 2017
DEFENDING BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 8K CHAMPIONS STEPHEN SAMBU AND ALEXI PAPPAS RETURN TO CHASE THE HAT-TRICK ON APRIL 2
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K announced today that 2015 and 2016 champions Stephen Sambu (Tucson, Ariz.) and Alexi Pappas (Eugene, Ore.) return to the streets of Chicago to chase the elusive hat-trick of three consecutive victories and to officially kick off the spring running season.
View the February 13, 2017 press release (.pdf)


September 13, 2016
THE BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 8K KICKS OFF THE 2017 CHICAGO ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION WITH EARLY REGISTRATION LAUNCH, ADDITION OF WALK
Registration for the 2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K opens today at 10 a.m. Central Time. The classic road race is an annual tradition for runners looking to continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Chicago with a green-infused fun run through the heart of downtown. And for the first time this year’s event will feature a two-mile walk.
View the September 13, 2016 press release (.pdf)


July 22, 2016
BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 8K EARNS GOLD LEVEL CERTIFICATION FROM THE COUNCIL FOR RESPONSIBLE SPORT FOR EXPANDED SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS IN 2016
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K announced today it earned Gold Level Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport. The Council formally recognized the successful implementation of socially and environmentally responsible practices at the 2016 event.
View the July 22, 2016 press release (.pdf)


April 3, 2016
CHICAGO RUNNERS CELEBRATE THE SPRING RACING SEASON AT THE 2016 BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 8K
A sea of green and sunny skies greeted runners at the 37th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. After blizzard-like conditions seized the Windy City 24 hours before the race, more than 23,000 runners crossed the finish line in Grant Park. Defending champion, Stephen Sambu, 27, of Tucson, Ariz., broke the tape first well ahead of the pack in 22:45. Alexi Pappas, 26, of Eugene, Ore., repeated as the women’s champion in 26:17.
View the April 3, 2016 press release(.pdf)


February 23, 2016
DEFENDING BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 8K CHAMPIONS STEPHEN SAMBU AND ALEXI PAPPAS RETURN FOR APRIL 3 EVENT
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K announced today that 2015 champions Stephen Sambu (Tucson, Ariz.) and Alexi Pappas (Eugene, Ore.) will return to the streets of Chicago to kick off the spring running season and race for repeat victories. Joining Sambu and Pappas will be some of the nation’s most talented club runners, who will be competing for prize money in the eighth annual Deloitte Elite Club 8K Competition.
View the February 23, 2016 press release (.pdf)


September 17, 2015
THE BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 8K CELEBRATES HALFWAY TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH LAUNCH OF REGISTRATION
Registration for the 2016 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K opens today at 1 p.m. Central Time. The classic road race is an annual tradition for runners looking to continue the essence of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a fun run through the heart of Chicago. The 2016 race will be held on Sunday, April 3, and will welcome thousands of runners on a one-of-a-kind course that weaves its way through Chicago’s Loop, starting and finishing in Grant Park. The first 8,000 runners to sign up for the race will receive a $40 discounted entry. Once the 8,000-runner limit is reached the registration fee will increase to $50. Runners can register online at shamrockshuffle.com.
View the September 17, 2015 press release (.pdf)


March 29, 2015
CHICAGO RUNNERS TAKE TO THE STREETS AT THE 2015 BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 8K
Approximately 23,000 runners participated in the 36th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. With unusually cool temperatures and windy conditions participants donned festive running gear while making their way through Chicago’s Loop. Breaking the tape first was Stephen Sambu, 26, of Tucson, Ariz., in 23:03. The women’s winner was Alexi Pappas, 25, of Eugene, Ore., in 26:32.
View the March 29, 2015 press release (.pdf)


February 10, 2015
OPERATIONAL, COMPETITIVE ENHANCEMENTS SET FOR 2015 BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 8K
The March 29, 2015 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle will host its seventh annual Elite Club 8K Competition, featuring men’s and women’s USATF-member racing teams from across the country vying for a $20,000 prize purse.
View the February 10, 2015 press release (.pdf)


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