A sea of green will soon descend on Chicago but it won't be for St. Patrick's Day - it'll be for the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle.
The green-themed race weekend features an 8K run and 1 and 2-mile walks weaving through downtown, starting and finishing in Grant Park. After the races, shufflers can enjoy a post-race party and live music.
Participation and price
"The Mile" takes place March 21 and welcomes runners of all abilities to join on a course through Grant Park. There is a $25 participation fee but it is $15 for kids ages 8-12. Sign up for "The Mile" here.
To sign up for the 8K Run or 2 Mile Walk, click here. The 8K run is $50 to join and the 2 Mile Walk is $35.
Millennium Garages offer the closest race day parking options to Grant Park at the Grant Park North, Grant Park South, Millennium Park and Millennium Lakeside garages. Public transportation is recommended.
Race weekend schedule
Friday, March 20
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 21
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – Bib and t-shirt pick-up opens
9:30 a.m. – Gear check opens
11:00 a.m. – Recreational wave start
11:40 a.m. – Competitive wave start
12:00 p.m. – Elite wave start
12:00 p.m. – Awards ceremony (immediately following the conclusion of the Elite Wave)
12:30 p.m. – Gear check closes
Sunday, March 22
6:30 a.m. – Gear check opens
6:30 a.m. – Start corrals open
8:30 a.m. – 8K Run (Wave 1) start
9:00 a.m. – Post-Race Party begins
9:00 a.m. – 8K Run (Wave 2) start
9:30 a.m. – 2-Mile Walk start
9:30 a.m. – Live music begins at the Post-Race Party
11:30 a.m. – Gear check closes
1:00 p.m. – Beer ticket sales end
1:30 p.m. – Post-Race Party ends
Shamrock Shuffle Celebration
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Post-Race Party will be held at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park after the race from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Then, shufflers can continue with an after party at The Scout Waterhouse & Kitchen, 1301 S. Wabash Avenue from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.