The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle is one of Chicago’s best running celebrations! The Chicago tradition continues the St. Patrick’s Day celebration and kicks off the spring running season in Chicago.
Friday, March 24
11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 25
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grant Park, Chicago
8 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 26
8K Run and 2-Mile Walk
Grant Park, Chicago
8:25 a.m. – Wheelchair start
8:30 a.m. – Wave 1 race start
9:00 a.m. – Wave 2 race start
9:15 a.m. – Walk Wave closes
9:30 a.m. – Walk Wave race start
9:30 a.m. – Post-Race Party starts
11:30 a.m. – Gear check closes
1:30 p.m. – Post-Race Party ends
* Times subject to change.
Participant Packet Pick-up will take place on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, 2023. You must attend the Participant Packet Pick-up to pick up your participant packet, participant bag, Nike participant shirt, commemorative item and any pre-purchased beer tickets (if applicable).
Information for the 2023 Packet Pick-up will be available in advance of the event.
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Post-Race Party is held at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park (Columbus and Ida B. Wells Drive) immediately following the 8K Run and 2-Mile Walk on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Post-Race Party features live music on race day from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shufflers 21 years or older will receive a drink ticket attached to their bib number for one (1) Michelob ULTRA.* Additional drink tickets are available for purchase for participants 21 years or older.
* You must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages at the Post-Race Party.
Millennium Garages offer the closest parking options to Grant Park at the Grant Park North, Grant Park South, Millennium Park and Millennium Lakeside garages. Attendees must reserve parking in advance of race weekend to take advantage of a variety of discounted rates. For more information, visit millenniumgarages.com.
Public transportation is strongly recommended for race day transportation to Grant Park. Go to metra.com or transitchicago.com to plan your route by train or bus. If you drive, allow sufficient time for traffic congestion and street closures in the downtown area due to the race.
Metra trains are a great way to travel downtown race weekend. Participants and spectators are encouraged to take advantage of Metra’s $7 Saturday/Sunday passes good for unlimited rides on either Saturday or Sunday, or Metra’s $10 weekend pass (available in the Ventra app only) for unlimited rides on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information on Metra service, visit metra.com or call 312.322.6777.
Take CTA race day
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is the most economical and convenient way to get to Grant Park on race day. Check out CTA’s transit tips below and visit transitchicago.com for more information.
CTA Transit directions to Grant Park
From Downtown Chicago
From the Adams/Wabash station on the Green, Orange, Pink and Brown elevated lines, walk one block north to Monroe Street then three blocks east to Columbus Drive. From the Red and Blue Line subways, exit at the accessible Jackson station and walk four blocks east on Jackson Boulevard to Columbus Drive.
From Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station
Transportation to and from Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station may change on race day due to event street closures. We encourage you to visit transitchicago.com/alerts for the latest information on bus re-routes and service information.
CTA encourages you to purchase your fares in advance to avoid lines race weekend. Visit ventrachicago.com for fare information and to purchase fares in advance.
The Hilton Chicago is the official hotel of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle. Located across the street from Grant Park, at 720 South Michigan Avenue, the Hilton Chicago is steps away from the start and finish lines and is a hub of activity on race weekend.
Watch live on race day
Watch the finish line livestream on nbcchicago.com and telemundochicago.com on race morning from 8-11 a.m. Livestream brought to you by Xfinity. With Xfinity Internet, get the speed you need at a great price.