of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Events Schedule
Thousands of Chicago Area Runners Welcome
This Annual St. Patrick's Day Tradition
CHICAGO - The start of
Chicago's spring running season will begin on Sunday
April 3, when the 37th annual Bank of America Shamrock
Shuffle 8K kicks off at 8:30 a.m. in Grant Park.
Participants will run through 4.97 miles of downtown
scenery before crossing the finish line of the worlds
largest 8K race.
Nike Oregon Track Club elites Alexi Pappas and Stephen
Sambu will return to the Windy City to defend their 2015
titles. Pappas, also an award-winning writer and
filmmaker, set personal records in every distance from
the mile to 10 miles last year, while Sambu recently won
the New York City half-marathon in a blazing 1:01:16.
Both athletes will have their work cut out for them, as
the field also includes Olympic marathoners Desiree
Linden and Dathan Ritzenhein, several standouts from
Michigan powerhouse Hansons-Brooks Distance Project and
hometown star Tera Moody, who won the race in 2007 and
2010.The Deloitte Elite Club Competition will feature
more than 50 teams from across the U.S. that will fight
for the championship title and a $20,000 prize purse.
In advance of the event, the two-day Bank of America
Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo will take
place at McCormick Place on Friday, April 1, and
Saturday, April 2, featuring more than 80
industry-related exhibitors. The Health & Fitness
Expo is free and open to the public.
For ease, and to assist in the race's sustainable
efforts, runners and spectators are encouraged to take
public transportation to the Health & Fitness Expo
and to Grant Park on race-day. Divvy ambassadors will be
available near McCormick Place and Grant Park stations
to assist riders. For more information on public
here and to view race day street closures visit shamrockshuffle.com/streetclosures.
of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K
||Grant Park - Start
line at Columbus & Monroe
||Sunday, April 3
Wave 1 Start
Wave 2 Start
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Post-Race Party in Grant Park featuring Stache
2:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
After-Party at Scout Waterhouse and Kitchen
About the Bank of
America Shamrock Shuffle 8K
Long recognized as an annual rite of spring and the
kickoff to the outdoor running season in Chicago, the
36th anniversary Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K
takes runners on a scenic tour of downtown Chicago,
starting and finishing in Grant Park. The race will
begin at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 29, and will
conclude with live music at the traditional Post-Race
Party in Grant Park. In advance of the event, the
two-day Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Health &
Fitness Expo will take place at McCormick Place on
Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, featuring more
than 80 industry-related exhibitors. The Health &
Fitness Expo is free and open to the public. For more
information about the event and how to get involved, go