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Participants on the 2022 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle course

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.

2024 Schedule of events
Packet Pick-up
Post-Race Party
Transportation and parking
Official hotel
Watch live on race day
Lost and found


Friday, March 22

Packet Pick-up
Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 23

Packet Pick-up
Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Mile
Grant Park, Chicago

9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sunday, March 24

8K Run and 2-Mile Walk
Grant Park, Chicago

7:00 a.m. – Red gear check opens
7:30 a.m. – Blue gear check opens
8:25 a.m. – Wheelchair start
8:30 a.m. – Wave 1 race start
9:00 a.m. – Wave 2 race start
9:00 a.m. – Post-Race Party starts
9:30 a.m. – Walk Wave race start
1:00 p.m. – Post-Race Party ends

Times subject to change.


Participant Packet Pick-up will take place on at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park on  Friday, March 22 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Saturday, March 23 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). You must attend the Participant Packet Pick-up to pick up your participant packet, participant bag, Nike participant shirt, festive knit hat and any pre-purchased beer tickets (if applicable).

More information about 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 p.m. Shufflers 21 years or older will receive a drink ticket attached to their bib number for one (1) beer. 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.

2023 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Post-Race Party map (.pdf)



Millennium Garages

Millennium Garages offer the closest parking options to Grant Park at the Grant Park North, Grant Park South, Millennium Park and Millennium Lakeside garages. A discounted parking rate will be available to Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle attendees throughout race weekend. For more information, visit millenniumgarages.com.

Public transportation

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.


Explore Divvy Bikes – Chicago’s premier bike and scooter share system. Rent a bike or scooter conveniently from various docking stations across Chicago. To make your experience hassle-free, a dedicated bike valet (exclusively for Divvy bikes and scooters) will be available at Michigan & Jackson to receive your ride upon arrival, eliminating the need to search for a dock at the race. Enjoy a complimentary bike or scooter unlock for participants using the code SHUFFLERUN24 in the Divvy or Lyft app! *Offer valid until 4/2/24..

Divvy Lyft


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.

Reserve a room for $169/night for race weekend.



Watch the finish line livestream on nbcchicago.com and telemundochicago.com on race morning from 8 to 11 a.m.

NBC 5 Chicago


Lost and found items will be collected throughout Packet Pick-up at the Packet Pick-up tent and on Sunday, March 24 at all information tents. Following the event, items can be reclaimed through our Lost and Found platform, available at shamrockshuffle.com/lostandfound. Items reclaimed post-event may be shipped to individuals for a shipping fee.

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