2014 Shamrock Shuffle By The Numbers

The annual eight-kilometer road race enters its 35th year with 40,000 participants.

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40,000: The number of runners participating in the 35th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle in Chicago.
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35: Shamrock Shuffle marks its 35th year in Chicago this spring.
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8: The number of kilometers participants must run to finish. That's approximately 4.97 miles.
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2: The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle is the second largest Chicago race after the Chicago Marathon.
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90: The percentage of Shamrock Shuffle participants who hail from Chicago or its surrounding suburbs.
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24 minutes and 36 seconds: The record-breaking time for the Shamrock Shuffle set by Olympian Deena Kastor in 2005.
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1 hour and 15 minutes: The maximum time allowed to finish the 8-kilometer race.
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10: The number of major downtown streets closed for the race.
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$20,000: The prize awarded to the first-place winners of the men's and women's national club team championship, which will be a part of the Shamrock Shuffle for the second year in a row.
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75: More than 75 companies will exhibit running apparel, nutrition and technology at the Shamrock Shuffle Health and Fitness Expo.
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15: The number of disabled participants in last year's Shamrock Shuffle. Seven participated using wheelchairs, two are hearing impaired, three are visually impaired, and three are mobility impaired.
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16,105: Gallons of water consumed by participants, volunteers and staff on race day and the week leading up to it last year.
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3,000: Volunteers needed to help with distributing bananas and beer, marshaling the course and making the race and expo run smoothly.
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600: Number of portable restrooms rented for the Shamrock Shuffle last year.
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30,000: The number of compostable and recyclable beer cups at the post-race party last year.
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