Registration Closes for 2014 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K as
40,000-Participant Capacity Is Reached
CHICAGO -- March 27, 2014
Record-setting cold and a snow-filled winter did not slow Chicago-area runners
from registering for this year’s 35th Anniversary Bank of America Shamrock
Shuffle 8K, the world’s largest 8-kilometer road race, which closed today when
the 40,000-participant capacity was reached. Registration for the March 30
event opened on January 7. The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K is an
annual tradition that signals the kickoff to Chicago’s outdoor running season,
which culminates with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in October.
“The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K is a Chicago tradition that area
runners have been looking forward to after this long winter,” said Executive
Race Director Carey Pinkowski. “When 40,000 people take to the streets of
Chicago to celebrate running outdoors, it’s energizing. I think people are
ready for good weather to come and a great running season.”
“The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle continues to be a symbol for spring here
in Chicago,” said Tim Maloney, Illinois president, Bank of America. “For the
35th anniversary race, I’m excited to run with participants through the city.
Each year, the vast majority of runners reside in the city and suburbs, making
this race a shining example of community and another opportunity for us to
demonstrate Bank of America’s continued commitment to the cities and
neighborhoods we serve.”
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K will begin at 8:30 a.m. Central Time
on Sunday, March 30. Runners will tour Chicago’s Loop, before concluding with
live music at the traditional Post-Race Party in Grant Park.
Media wishing to cover the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K on Sunday,
March 30, can apply for media credentials at
shamrockshuffle.com/mediacredentials. A start line media riser and finish line
photo/video corral will be available on race day for media with event-issued
credentials. The 2014 Shamrock Shuffle media credential application will close
at noon Central Time on Saturday, March 29.
About the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K
Long recognized as an annual rite of spring and the kickoff to the outdoor
running season in Chicago, the 35^th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle
8K takes runners on a scenic tour of downtown Chicago, starting and finishing
in Grant Park. Continuing for the second year in 2014, the event will host the
USATF National Club Team 8 km Championships for 47 elite-level USATF-member
running clubs from across the country. In advance of the event, the two-day
Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Health & Fitness Expo will take place at Navy
Pier on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, featuring more than 80
industry-related exhibitors. The Health & Fitness Expo is free and open to the
public. For more information about the event and how to get involved, go to
Visit the Bank of America newsroom for more Bank of America news.
Reporters May Contact:
Alex Sawyer, Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K, 1.312.992.6618
Diane Wagner, Bank of America, 1.312.992.2370
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