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Participants at the start line of The Mile at the 2022 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago and join the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle race weekend excitement by tackling The Mile Saturday, March 23. The one mile race welcomes participants of all abilities, from walkers to families to competitive athletes, to take part in a fun spring race that weaves through Chicago’s front yard, Grant Park. Participants will receive a 2024 race shirt and an event bib and timing device.

The entry fee is $25 (USD), and $15 for youth ages 8 through 12.



The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle strives to provide accessibility for all athletes with impairments through our Adaptive Program. This program is open to all athletes with a permanent intellectual or physical impairment. Learn more about the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Adaptive Program.


  • 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.
  • Participants must adhere to city, state and other public health guidelines and orders.
  • All participants must be familiar with and abide by the event rules.


Bib and t-shirt pick-up for The Mile will take place on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park. You must pick up your items in advance of your wave start on Saturday. The start area will close five minutes prior to the start of each wave.

Friday, March 22
Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 23
Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.


Saturday, March 23
Grant Park, Chicago

9:30 a.m. – Bib and t-shirt pick-up opens
9:30 a.m. – Gear check opens
11:00 a.m. – Start
12:00 p.m. – Awards ceremony (immediately following the conclusion of the final wave)
12:30 p.m. – Gear check closes

Times subject to change.


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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