Runners come out of hibernation for the 40th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle

Thousands of runners will be welcomed at the 40th Annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, in Grant Park, on Sunday, March 24th. The race offers runners a unique opportunity to tour Chicago’s Loop, complete with architectural wonders and flat streets. The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K also features a two-mile untimed walk, which is ideal for aspiring runners and a great family activity.

Now in its 40th year, the Shamrock Shuffle brings the city together for a fun and festive way to kick off the spring running season and keep the St. Patrick’s Day spirit alive. With this winter reaching record-low temperatures, it’s a running tradition that many are looking forward to even more than ever.

The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K race welcomes participants ranging from Olympic-caliber athletes to those targeting the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in October to beginners looking for an enjoyable way to spend a Sunday with friends. The result is a fun-filled race weekend celebrating health, hopefully warmer weather and Chicago’s vibrant running community.

With a majority of Shamrock Shufflers coming from Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, the popular race has become 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.

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