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Street closure notification

The 40th running of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle is just around the corner. On Sunday, March 24, 2019, runners will be racing through the streets of Chicago, as they kick off the 2019 running season. Please use this guide to inform residents, staff and guests of your business or organization on how to best navigate the city on race day.

Download the 2019 Street Closure Brochure (.pdf)


Race start times

Wave 1: 8:30 a.m. (Central Time)
Wave 2: 9:00 a.m. (Central Time)
2 Mile walk: 9:30 a.m. (Central Time)


Parking and street closures

No Parking Zones along the course will be enforced beginning at 6 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Please look for No Parking signs in your area for full details. Street closures along the route will occur between 8 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The roads in Grant Park will be closed longer. City streets will re-open promptly as the final runners pass through (at a 15-minute mile pace). The Chicago Police Department will be responsible for closing and re-opening streets, they will do so in a manner ensuring runner and spectator safety. Please follow their instructions when approaching streets on the course. Do NOT attempt to block the race course at any time.


Towed vehicle information

The towing of vehicles along the course and other posted No Parking zones will be enforced beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Vehicles will be ticketed and towed to the nearest auto-pound. For inquiries about towed vehicles, call 312.744.4444.

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