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.
2019 Schedule of events
Friday, March 22
McCormick Place, Skyline Ballroom
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 23
McCormick Place, Skyline Ballroom
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Grant Park (Jackson Blvd. and Columbus Dr.)
9:30 a.m. – Bib and t-shirt pick-up opens
9:30 a.m. – Gear check opens
11:00 a.m. – Recreational wave start
11:20 a.m. – Competitive Masters wave start
11:45 a.m. – Competitive wave start
12:00 p.m. – Elite wave start
12:30 p.m. – Gear check closes
12:30 p.m. – Awards ceremony
*Times subject to change.
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Sunday, March 24
Grant Park, Chicago
6:30 a.m. – Gear check opens
6:30 a.m. – Start corrals open
8:30 a.m. – 8K Run (Wave 1) start
9:00 a.m. – Post-Race Party begins
9:00 a.m. – 8K Run (Wave 2) start
9:30 a.m. – 2-Mile Walk start
9:30 a.m. – Live music begins at the Post-Race Party
11:30 a.m. – Gear check closes
1:00 p.m. – Beer ticket sales end
1:30 p.m. – Post-Race Party ends
* There is expected to be increased traffic downtown due to events taking place in and around McCormick Place. As always, we strongly encourage Participant Packet Pick-up attendees to utilize public transportation and if driving, plan for limited parking and allow for additional time. Learn more about how to get to McCormick Place for Participant Packet Pick-up via public transportation.
Times subject to change.
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Post-Race Party will be held at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park (Columbus Dr. and Congress Pkwy.) immediately following the race on Sunday from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Post-Race Party will feature Stache! playing live on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shufflers 21 years or older will receive a drink ticket attached to their bib number that can be redeemed for one (1) Michelob ULTRA.* Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase for participants 21 years or older at Participant Packet Pickup in advance of race day or on race day at the Post-Race Party. Drink tickets can be purchased for $6 and redeemed for one (1) Michelob ULTRA, Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale.*
To save time and avoid lines on race day, have your ID checked and purchase drink tickets* in advance at packet pick-up.
Continue the celebration at The Scout
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle After Party will be hosted at The Scout Waterhouse & Kitchen (1301 S. Wabash Ave.) on Sunday, March 24 from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Shamrock Shuffle participants who bring their race bib will receive a ticket that can be redeemed for one (1) Michelob ULTRA
* You must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages at the Post-Race Party and After Party.
Get a preview of the After Party
Get a preview of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle After Party and start your race festivities early! Join us at The Scout Waterhouse + Kitchen and Lobo Canteen on Saturday, March 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. Shufflers who show who their race bib will receive a ticket that can be redeemed for one (1) Michelob ULTRA* and various food specials including $7 foot long triple cheese grilled cheese and half priced wings at The Scout or $7 foot long cheese quesadillas at Lobo Canteen.
* You must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages.
Stream fast and watch better on race day
Now your friends and family can watch you cross the finish line live by streaming on nbcchicago.com and telemundochicago.com on race morning. The live stream brought to you by Xfinity, will be available from 8-11 a.m. on Sunday, March 24th.