2015 Shamrock Shuffle by the Numbers

The Bank of American Shamrock Shuffle celebrates its 36th year of the road race through downtown Chicago.

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30,000: The number of runners participating in the 2015 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle. Race organizers cut the running cap by 25 percent this year to allow runners more space on the race course, which winds through downtown.
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8: The number of kilometers in the race, which is equal to approximately 4.97 miles.
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44: The number of charities involved in race, whether volunteers help out on the course or participants raise funds for the organizations.
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24:36 Elite runner Deena Kastor's time in the 2005 Shamrock Shuffle. Kastor broke the women's American 8K record and continues to hold it to this day.
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22:35: The course record set by Kenya's James Kariuki in 1998.
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The number of "green guys," including the first "green girl," to participate in the 2015 race.
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3: The number of wheelchair athletes participating in the 2015 Shamrock Shuffle.
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30,000: The number of volunteers needed on race day.
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6:: The number of stores throughout Chicago offering official Shamrock Shuffle merchandise by Nike.
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More Than 80: The number of health and fitness exhibitors at the Shamrock Shuffle expo, which will be held Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28.
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