Not quite ready to run an 8k race in Chicago? The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle has a new event for you.
For the first time, the Chicago race, known as the unofficial kickoff to outdoor running season in the city, will also offer a one-mile event.
The new race will weave through Grant Park on March 23, one day before the annual 8k race. Entries will be limited to the first 1,000 runners to register and runners of all abilities will be accepted.
“There is something iconic and classic about the mile that speaks to runners of every generation,” Carey Pinkowski, executive race director of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to be adding this event to Chicago’s running landscape as another way we can all kick off the running season and welcome even more runners into the community.”
Registration for the new mile is currently open and will close once the 1,000-person capacity is reached.