CHICAGO, IL (January 29, 2009) – Registration for the 30th Anniversary Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle officially closed today when the combined participant capacity of 32,500 for the 8K Run and 5K Fitness Walk was reached. Registration opened to the public on January 1.
The annual rite of spring and unofficial kick-off to the Chicago outdoor running season will take place on Sunday, March 29, beginning and ending in Grant Park. In advance of the event, a two-day Health & Fitness Expo will take place at Navy Pier on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 featuring more than 75 industry-related exhibitors. The Expo is free and open to the public as is the event day race course that will tour runners through downtown Chicago and walkers along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The race will conclude with its traditional post-race party in Grant Park.
More information on the event and how to get involved can be found at ShamrockShuffle.com.
Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle
The 30th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle will officially usher in the Chicago running season on Sunday, March 29, 2009 with an 8K run through the city and 5K Fitness Walk along the lakeshore. Beginning and ending in historic Grant Park, the 8K provides an abbreviated preview of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon course as it circles the city’s stunning downtown architecture. 5K walkers are treated to a scenic stroll along the shores of Lake Michigan in the shadow of the magnificent city skyline. Online registration for both events opened on Thursday, January 1 and closed on January 29 when 32,500 participant capacity was reached. The entire Chicago community is invited to celebrate along the 8K course or sign up to volunteer. For more information, visit shamrockshuffle.com.
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