Give spring a running start at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k

Mar 11, 2015

The 36th Annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K will welcome thousands of runners to its starting line in Grant Park on Sunday, March 29. The race offers runners a unique opportunity to tour Chicago’s loop, complete with architectural wonders and flat streets, on foot.

After a long, cold winter, the Shamrock Shuffle helps cheer up the people of the city by kicking off the spring running season and keeping the St. Patrick’s Day spirit alive. The race welcomes participants ranging from Olympic-caliber athletes, to those targeting the Chicago Marathon in October, to beginners looking for an enjoyable and festive way to spend a Sunday with friends. The result is a fun-filled race weekend celebrating health, warmer weather and Chicago’s vibrant running community.

With more than 90 percent of Shamrock Shufflers coming from Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, the popular road race is a fixture for the city’s running community and one of the most enjoyable ways for participants, spectators and volunteers to celebrate the change of season.

The two-day Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo will take place at McCormick Place on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. The Health & Fitness Expo will feature industry-related displays, unique photo opportunities, contests and prizes. The Expo is free and open to the public.

Join the celebration online by following @ChiShuffle and using #ShamrockShuffle, or visit for more information.

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