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Posted: September 12, 2017:  

Athletics: Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Opens Registration

Chicago Continues St. Patrick's Day Spirit With March 25, 2018 Race and Walk

CHICAGO - Registration for the 2018 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K opens today at 10 a.m. Central Time at Considered by many runners to be the start of the outdoor season, this popular road race offers an opportunity to continue the St. Patrick?s Day celebration in Chicago with a green-infused, fun 8K run featuring music and entertainment, as well as a two-mile walk through the heart of downtown.

The event will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 and will welcome thousands of runners to a one-of-a-kind 8K (4.97-mile) experience that weaves its way through Chicago?s Loop, starting and finishing in Grant Park. Those who want to enjoy the walk will stroll over a two-mile course along Chicago?s lakefront, starting and finishing in the same location as the 8K.

Individuals interested in participating are encouraged to sign up early and save. Those who sign up during the first week of registration for the 8K run will receive a $39 discounted entry fee, commemorating the 39th running of the event. After September 19, the race entry fee will increase to $40 and continue to increase until the race has reached its capacity.

The walk will be $35, and registration will close once the event has reached its 1,500-person capacity. Individuals interested in participating can register at

About the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K

Long recognized as an annual rite of spring, a celebration of St. Patrick?s Day and the kickoff to the outdoor running season in Chicago, the 39th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K takes runners on a scenic tour of downtown Chicago, starting and finishing in Grant Park. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 25, and will conclude with live music at the traditional Post-Race Party in Grant Park. In advance of the event, the two-day packet pickup will take place at McCormick Place on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24. For more information about the event and how to get involved, go to

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