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Start corrals

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The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle assigns runners to a start corral based on the expected pace per mile and finish time provided on their applications.


Start corral assignments

All runners are assigned to a start corral and a start wave. Runners are placed into start corrals based on qualifying times and estimated times provided on their applications. Log into your participant account to view your start corral assignment.

  • Runners in the Elite Corral (Deloitte Elite Club Competition teams and individual elite runners) will check their gear at the Deloitte Elite Club Competition Tent and will start at 8:30 a.m.
  • Runners in Wave 1—those assigned to Start Corrals A, B, C and D— will check their gear at Red Gear Check and will start at 8:30 a.m.
  • Runners in Wave 2—those assigned to Start Corrals E, F, G and H — will check their gear at Blue Gear Check and will start at 9 a.m.

Wave

Corral

Expected pace/finish time

 

 

Wave 1
8:30 a.m.

Elite Men – sub 5:15 min/mile
Women – sub 6:15 min/mile
A 5:00 – 7:15 min/mile
B 7:16 – 7:59 min/mile
C 8:00 – 8:29 min/mile
D 8:30 – 9:00 min/mile
 

Wave 2
9:00 a.m.

E 9:01 – 9:59 min/mile
F 10:00 – 10:29 min/mile
G 10:30 – 11:45 min/mile
H 11:46 – 15:00 min/mile

Start corral change requests can be submitted through the event’s request form. The deadline to submit a change request is 5 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) on Tuesday, February 7.


Elite start

The Elite start is positioned at the front of the field and designed to recognize the top entrants in the 2023 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. Runners can qualify for the elite start corral the following way:

  • Based on a qualifying time from a recent 5K, 4-mile, 8K, 10K, 15K, 10-mile, half marathon or marathon performance (run on or after January 1, 2021)
  • Participants must provide proof of qualification (event name, date, distance and finishing time) at the point of registration
  • Results must meet the elite corral qualification standards of 5:15 per mile pace for men and 6:15 per mile pace for women

Frequently asked questions

What are start corrals?
Start corrals are designated start areas designed to facilitate a more efficient and convenient race start for all runners. The elite corral is assigned based on a participant’s accepted qualifying time. Wave 1 and Wave 2 start corrals are assigned based on a runner’s expected finish time.

How do I know my start corral assignment?
You will be able to view your start corral assignment by logging in to your Participant Account. You will also receive an email in advance of the race indicating your event bib number and final corral assignment.

How can I change my start corral assignment?
Preliminary start corral assignments are now available in your Participant Account. Start corral change requests can be submitted through the event’s request form. The deadline to submit a change request is 5 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) on Tuesday, February 7.

Can I request to be assigned to the same corral as someone else?
If you plan to run with a friend, family member or teammate, make sure that you both submit the same expected finish time.

What is considered acceptable proof of a qualifying time for the elite corral?
Proof of a qualifying time may be submitted in the form of a finisher’s certificate or link to an online results page.  Results must be from an event (5K, 4-mile, 8K, 10K, 15K, 10-mile, half marathon or marathon) completed on or after January 1, 2020 and must meet the elite corral qualification standards of 5:15 per mile pace for men and 6:15 per mile pace for women.

Are start corral assignments guaranteed?
Start corral assignments are not guaranteed. Corrals are filled on a first-come, first-served basis until they reach their respective capacities.

Will my start corral assignment impact my race start time?
Yes. Your race start time is based on your start corral assignment.

Can I switch from one start corral to another on race day?
No. All participants must start in their assigned start corral on race day. Start corral change requests can be submitted through the event’s request form. The deadline to submit a change request is 5 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) on Tuesday, February 7.

I missed qualifying for a start corral by a few seconds. Will you make an exception?
No. Start corral qualifying standards are strictly adhered to.


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