It’s time to begin your outdoor running season with one of Chicago’s favorite races: the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K!
This yearly event kicks off at Grant Park on the morning of April 7 to much citywide excitement! Expect to see lots of green, lots of costumes, and lots of enthusiastic cheering fans with homemade signs along the race route! Plus, with over 10 different age groups for both male and female runners, it’s the perfect race to challenge the entire family!
Think you can take on an 8K? 4.97 miles may seem like a lot, but we guarantee it’ll feel like half the time on the scenic Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle course! The race will take runners through Grant Park and straight through the Loop with a stretch down State Street, Jackson Boulevard, and Michigan Avenue, before that beacon of hope: the finish line!
Of course in order to run the race you need to pick up your race packet with your all-important bib number. That’s where the Pier comes in! On April 5 and 6, the two days preceding the race, we will be hosting the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Health and Fitness Expo. Join us in Festival Hall A to complete registration, pick up your race packet with free race t-shirt, and check out the over 75 exhibitors featuring the latest in running gear, footwear, apparel, and nutritional products!
Plus while you’re here, you can make a day of it at the Pier! Get your pre-race run in around the Pier and your pre-race carb load at one of our wonderful restaurants!
For more information about the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle and to see if there are any spots left, head here. To learn more about the Health and Fitness Expo and for a map of Navy Pier, check out our website!