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Shamrock Shuffle! And post-race party!

  • Apr 7, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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Kick off your racing season with 40,000 of your closest friends at the Shamrock Shuffle. The race fee is $45 and registration is still open: http://www.shamrockshuffle.com/participant-information/registration/

The start will be in 2 waves. You will be assigned a wave and corral when you register for the race, based on past results or expected finish time. Wave 1 starts at 8:30 and wave 2 starts at 9:15.

The post-race party is in Grant Park, near the finish line, and will start immediately after the race. The good news is that you get a free beer with your bib. The bad news is that it is Michelob Ultra, but hey... it's still a free beer.

As SNL's Stefon might say, this race has everything: great crowd support, a high-quality race shirt (last year's shirt was a Nike DRI-FIT) and beautiful Chicago spring weather (hopefully).

In your RSVP, please indicate whether you'll want to meet up with the group at the post-race party.

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  • Esteban

    Hiii wheres d partyy

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Waiting to cheer on a friend in her finish then will be over. Party time!

    April 7, 2013

  • Dan

    I'm south of Buckingham Ftn near beer tent w/ friends. Join me

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone else running who didn't get a chance to register before they closed it?

    April 7, 2013

    • Mike I

      Yep! Snagged a bib on Craigslist. I'll be ducking and weaving my way through wave F.

      1 · April 7, 2013

  • Heather

    In corral H.

    April 7, 2013

  • Sue C.

    Anyone else starting in Wave 1 (8:30am): Corral E? I wouldn't mind running alongside some meetup'ers from CRMG as well (warning: I'll be wearing my Kick-ass super hero outfit...just kidding, but not really =) Looking forward to the run and the post-race party.

    April 4, 2013

    • Sue C.

      Hahaha...Loooooooove it:). I'll definitely be on the look-out for those pigtails :). See ya soon.

      1 · April 6, 2013

    • Sue C.

      Change of plans: Going for "Girl on Fire" look today. Will be in red! Have a great race everyone :)

      1 · April 7, 2013

  • Dan

    This will be my 1st official race. Somehow ended up in Wave 1 Corral C. And I have a swollen foot from kickboxing last wk. hope I can finish. Anyone else in this section?

    1 · April 6, 2013

    • Katherine

      Don't kill your feet for your first race! There will be more races. Listen to your body and bow out if you're in pain rather than risk longer term injury!

      1 · April 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am

      April 7, 2013

  • Wayne

    My first time running the shamrock. Looking forward to kicking off the running season. Good luck everyone!

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Matt D.

    Ill be in Wave 1 corral B. Can't miss me. Ill be rocking green riddler style leggings, a plaid tie, and more. Best of luck to everyone.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my first 8 K - started running last June to participate in the Danskin triathlon and have continued to run about 2-3 times a week 3-6 miles. I did the Wacky 5k early March and my time was 27:30, so I excited to do this one. I was placed in Coral F - Wave2. anyone else? I probably should get near the front if I can, seeing that this is the largest corral (over 20,000) - hopefully next year I can be placed in a higher/corral.

    4 · April 6, 2013

  • Tim

    Wave 2, coral F ... hope it's not too windy!

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Lucy

    How will we recognize our group?

    March 27, 2013

    • Sue C.

      @Lucy and all-I'll either be in disguise (debating on wearing some braids, a Bob Marley t-shirt and green compression socks or my Kick-Ass super hero costume). Either way hope I run into you again. "RUNNING FOR LIFE" - great motto by Lucy!

      April 5, 2013

    • Lucy

      @Sue C.-I'm in wave 2 in the back so if you wait around I'll see you after : )

      April 5, 2013

  • Esteban

    Anybody finishing in 60-65 mins?

    April 5, 2013

    • Lucy

      I'll probably finish in about an hour-give or take. All depends on my IT band : )

      April 5, 2013

    • Esteban

      Then ill c ya theree sunday!

      April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A reminder that the race starts at 8:30 for wave 1, and at 9:15 for wave 2. You're going to want to get there early enough to check your bags (note that wave 1 and wave 2 gear checks are in different locations), do some strides to warm up, and a last minute trip to the porta-potty. Do not underestimate how long that will take - 40,000 people needing to pee at the same time means long, slow lines. Corrals close 15 minutes before your wave starts, so get into position early - they are very strict on this. The forecast for Sunday looks like perfect running weather - high 40s at the start. Most of all, have fun!

    2 · April 5, 2013

  • Noel

    yes to post-race party

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The race is less than 2 days away! Packet pickup is today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday) at the race expo at Navy Pier. THERE IS NO PACKET PICKUP ON RACE DAY! Hours and directions for the expo are at http://www.shamrockshuffle.com/participant-information/health-fitness-expo/

    April 5, 2013

  • lani j.

    I am so blessed to have found a run group. I surely have been looking. I look forward to improving my run time as well as distance.

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like this will be a lot of peoples first race or first time running this one. I just wanted to make a comment to all of you - You are all going to like it a lot!! It's very well organized compared to other races at this distance, and there is a wide range of elite runners and beginners. Best of all if gathers a lot of side line cheerleaders which always pulls some extra motivation. All in all a great time! :)

    April 1, 2013

    • Dan

      My 1st

      1 · April 4, 2013

  • Matthew K.

    I'll definitely be running... And fundraising for Imerman Angels in the process; a not-for-profit organization providing personalized connections that enable 1-on-1 support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. If anyone wants to join our team (Team Imerman Angels) to help out this worthy cause, please email me at [masked]. Thank you!

    January 30, 2013

    • Matthew K.

      It's not late at all! You can register for Team Imerman Angels through this link http://www.firstgivin...­

      April 4, 2013

    • Matthew K.

      Reach back out to me with any questions.

      April 4, 2013

  • Jeongmin Jenny L.

    I'd love to meet up after!

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be looking for the post race comment for the after party. I have friends in the second wave so will have to wait the extra 45 for them to show up and meet me at the end.

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there ..... Coral C.

    April 2, 2013

  • Esteban

    Excited! :)

    March 30, 2013

  • Esteban

    Im excites!!

    March 30, 2013

  • Tim

    will be there.

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Chrystine S.

    First time running this race. Should be awesome!

    February 21, 2013

    • Dan

      theres a couple of us doing this for the 1st time. I don't feel as bad now.

      1 · March 23, 2013

    • Lucy

      I think there are a lot of us first-timers

      1 · March 23, 2013

  • Trish P.

    I'm a children's face painter on the weekends and i would like to face paint for this event. it would be fun to run and paint... just not at the same time!

    March 23, 2013

  • Hypatia Michelle W.

    I'm excited! This will be my first race. I've never run more than 3.5-4mi so this will be a fun challenge. I look forward to meeting you guys too.

    1 · March 3, 2013

    • Dan

      same here. I only run 2 times a week 1.5miles on treadmill. Wish us luck!

      March 23, 2013

  • Sam S.

    I'll be there!

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Sue C.

    Will be there.

    March 22, 2013

  • Anita M.

    Il be in Nashville cheering on the Blackhawks

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    After party sounds awesome

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Katherine

    Yes id like to meet up after!

    February 22, 2013

  • Katherine

    So excited for the shuffle! And to meet some of you!

    February 22, 2013

  • Stephenie

    thanks for the push- just registered! (1st race ever)

    January 30, 2013

    • Dan

      Ditto

      February 20, 2013

  • Alex O.

    Looking forward to it!

    February 16, 2013

  • Lucy

    I'll be there!

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Out of town. =(

    February 2, 2013

  • Detelina

    If it was a week later I would have joined. But it is right before the end of tax season :( I will be at work.

    January 30, 2013

  • Heather

    I may have a guest or two who are also running as well.

    January 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may bring more guests along on Race Day if that's okay. :)

    January 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Of course! The more the merrier!

      January 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you at the party

    January 29, 2013

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