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2020 Event cancellation: The safety and wellbeing of our event participants, volunteers, event staff, and spectators is always our top priority. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the unique impact it continues to pose to our community, we have made the decision in partnership with the City of Chicago and local public health authorities to cancel the 2020 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle. Learn more.

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The Mile

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Join the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle race weekend excitement by tackling a shorter distance and taking part in The Mile event on Saturday, March 20. The Mile will welcome runners of all abilities from the next generation of shufflers to local elites on a course that weaves through Grant Park.

Information about registration for the 2021 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle will be available in the coming months.

The Mile will feature waves that highlight the diverse nature of Chicago’s running community.

  1. Recreational: Join friends and family for a run through Chicago’s Grant Park.
  2. Competitive: Compete against runners from the Chicago area and across the Midwest. The suggested mile pace for this wave is under 8 min/mile.
  3. Elite: This invitational wave will feature local elite runners.

Event entry requirements

  • Registrants for The Mile must be capable of maintaining a 20:00/mile pace. Completing the full event distance, start line to finish line, within the event time requirement (hh:mm:ss/00:20:59).
  • Participants must be 8 years of age or older on event day. Participants under 18 years of age must have a statement signed 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 the official event rules.

Prohibited devices on course

Wheeled devices are not permitted for use on The Mile course by anyone other than registered and authorized wheelchair, handcycle or duo team participant. Prohibited wheeled devices include non-registered wheelchairs and handcycles, baby joggers, strollers, skateboards, rollerblades and bicycles.

The use of selfie-sticks, camera mounts, video devices, computers or any similar devices by anyone while participating in the event is prohibited.

Music devices with headphones are permitted for use on the course; however, participants must be alert to their surroundings at all times and must pay attention to important announcements made in Grant Park and along the course.

Per USATF rules, participants competing for awards, medals, or prize money in the individual elite field are prohibited from using personal listening/music devices.


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