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Race Calendar

Saturday, March 25, 2017
9:00 AM: Penguin in the Park 5k
Distance: 5K
Town: Decatur , IL
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Location: Fairview Park
Address: 575 N McClellan
Additional information: Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk will be celebrating its 12th anniversary on March 25, 2017! The Penguin, John Bingham, will be making his only public appearance in 2017 at his alma mater, Millikin University, in Decatur, Illinois This is a race that embraces the Penguin in all of us — a race for the speedy, and those who want to take their time and enjoy the course!

This year will once again include the 300 meter "Penguin Dash" for the younger penguins that will take place before the start of the 5K. This is a great opportunity to include youth in a sport and activity that is life long. Make Penguin in the Park a family activity this year. Penguin Dash participants will receive a short sleeve t-shirt and goody bag along with a finisher ribbon.

Starting at 9:00am, the race takes place in Fairview Park on a rolling bike path; afterwards, we move to the post-race party inside to Millikin's Griswold Gym for awards, warm food, and inspiration from the Penguin.
Registration Fee: $23 until March 1, $25 until March 17, $30 on race day
Race website: http://www.penguin5k.com
Online Registration: http://www.penguin5k.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017
7:30 AM: Ann Arbor Half Marathon
Longest Race: Marathon
2nd Longest: Half-Marathon 
Town: Ann Arbor, MI
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Registration Fee: 85
Race website: http://www.annarbormarathon.com

Sunday, April 2, 2017
8:30 AM: Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle
Distance: 8K
Town: Chicago, IL
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Location: Grant Park
Address: Monroe & Columbus
Additional information: Schedule of events

Friday, March 31
McCormick Place, Hall C
Health & Fitness Expo/Packet pick-up
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 1
McCormick Place, Hall C
Health & Fitness Expo/Packet pick-up
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 2
Grant Park, Chicago
6:30 a.m. – Gear check opens
6:30 a.m. – Start corrals open
8:30 a.m. – Wave 1 race start
9:00 a.m. – Post-Race Party begins
9:00 a.m. – Wave 2 race start
9:30 a.m. – Walk start
9:30 a.m. – Live music begins at the Post-Race Party
11:30 a.m. – Gear check closes
1:00 p.m. – Beer ticket sales end
1:30 p.m. – Post-Race Party ends

*Times subject to change

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Participant packet and bag pick-up


Your participant packet and bag includes:

Timing device*
Event bib number
Nike participant running shirt
* Note timing devices are only applicable to the 8K run event. The 2 mile walk is an untimed event.

Packet pick-up will take place at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place.

Packet pick-up tickets will be emailed to all registered participants.

If you cannot attend the Health & Fitness Expo, a friend, family member or co-worker can pick up your packet for you by presenting a copy of your packet pick-up ticket.*

*No ticket? Packet pick-up tickets can be printed at the Participant Services Desk at the Health & Fitness Expo.

NEW IN 2017! The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K will mail a limited number of bib numbers to participants for the 2017 event. This will be an option for participants at the point of registration and will only be available to the first 5,000 people who select to have their bib numbers mailed. Participants who opt to have their bib number mailed, will be able to pick up their Nike participant running shirt on race day.

There is an additional $15 charge for this option.

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Post-Race Party

Celebrate your finish at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Post-Race Party immediately following the race. The Post-Race Party features live music. Runners will receive a drink ticket attached to their bib number that can be redeemed for one (1) Michelob ULTRA*. Additional drink tickets are available for purchase in advance at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Health & Fitness Expo or at the Post-Race Party.

To save time and avoid lines on race day, have your ID checked and purchase drink tickets* in advance at the Health & Fitness Expo.

ScoutContinue the celebration at The Scout
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K After Party will be hosted at The Scout Waterhouse & Kitchen (1301 S. Wabash Ave.) on Sunday, April 2 from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Shamrock Shuffle participants who bring their race bib will receive a ticket that can be redeemed for one (1) Michelob ULTRA

* You must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages at the Post-Race Party and After Party.

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Age groups

Male and female: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-90, 90 & over.

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NBC011613NBC 5 Chicago live race coverage

On race morning, NBCChicago.com will provide live, streaming coverage of the race start and finish where supporters can watch their favorite runner cross the line. Download the NBCChicago Mobile app to watch on your phone or click here to watch on your computer.
Registration Fee: $45
Race website: https://www.shamrockshuffle.com/
Online Registration: https://www.shamrockshuffle.com/participant-information/registration/
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Saturday, April 8, 2017
7:00 AM: Chi Town Half Marathon/10K
Longest Race: Half-Marathon
2nd Longest: 10K 
Town: Chicago, IL
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Location: Montrose Harbor
Registration Fee: $59/$39 before 1/5/17
Race website: https://allcommunityevents.com
Online Registration: https://allcommunityevents.com

Sunday, April 9, 2017
7:00 AM: GO! St. Louis Half Marathon
Longest Race: Marathon
2nd Longest: Half-Marathon 
3rd Longest: 4 Mile 
4th Longest: 5K 
Town: St. Louis, MO
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Registration Fee: 80
Race website: http://gostlouis.org/events/marathon-family-fitness-weekend/

Saturday, April 15, 2017
9:00 AM: Bunny Rock 5K & Egg Hunt
Distance: 5K
Town: Chicago, IL
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Location: Montrose Harbor
Address: 601 W Montrose Ave
Additional information: Join us Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. for the Seventh Annual Bunny Rock Chicago 5K and Kid's Egg Hunt. This festive race is sure to bring lots of excitement and entertainment with 80's rock music being played at the start and finish line, amazing amenities, and an overall fun, spring-filled 5k! All 5K race participants will receive bunny ears, neon sunglasses, a Dri-Fit Unisex Bunny Rock t-shirt and a finisher medal!
Registration Fee: $35
Race website: http://www.bunnyrock5k.com/
Online Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com
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9:30 AM: Hop to it
Longest Race: 10K
2nd Longest: 5K 
Town: Lemont, IL
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Location: lemon high school stadium
Race website: http://www.herseydeafalumni.org/hop-to-it-510k.html
Online Registration: http://www.active.com/lemont-il/running/distance-running-races/hop-to-it-5-10k-timed-run-walk-2017http://www.active.com/lemont-il/running/distance-running-races/hop-to-it-5-10k-timed-run-walk-2017

Monday, April 17, 2017
10:00 AM: Boston Marathon
Distance: Marathon
Town: Boston, MA
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Location: Downtown Hopkinton
Address: Route 135
Additional information: DIVISION START TIME
Mobility Impaired 8:50 a.m. ET
Men's Push-Rim Wheelchair 9:17 a.m. ET
Women's Push-Rim Wheelchair 9:19 a.m. ET
Handcycles & Duos 9:22 a.m. ET
Elite Women* 9:32 a.m. ET
Elite Men & Wave One 10:00 a.m. ET
Wave Two 10:25 a.m. ET
Wave Three 10:50 a.m. ET
Wave Four 11:15 a.m. ET

2017 Boston Marathon Field Size 30,000
* Only women (open or masters) starting the race in the elite women's start at 9:32 a.m. are eligible for prize money.
QUALIFYING
To qualify for the Boston Marathon, athletes must meet time standards which correspond to age and gender. The qualifying standards for the 2017 Boston Marathon remain unchanged from recent years.
To see qualifying standards, click the button below:

ATHLETE AMENITIES
All official entrants receive:
Admission to the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo.
Long sleeved t-shirt.
Bib number.
An official result from an electronically recorded official timing system.
Runner's gear check.
Boston Marathon Official Program.
Complimentary ticket for the Pre-Race Pasta Dinner.
Complimentary transportation to the start.
Access to the Athletes' Village in Hopkinton, providing entertainment, light refreshments, Poland Spring water, Gatorade Endurance Formula, ClifBar products, bagels, tenting, and portable toilets.
Poland Spring water and Gatorade Endurance Formula along the course.
First aid / medical facilities along the course and at the finish area.
Athlete tracking.
A finisher's medal upon finishing the marathon before approximately 5:45 p.m. ET.
Massage.
Access to family meeting area.
Admission to the Awards Ceremony.
Complimentary ticket for the Post-Race Party.
Results postcard providing all 5km split information, official and net times.
Finishers' certificate (mailed during the summer).
Racers' Results Book (mailed over the summer).
Registration Fee: $185
Race website: http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/event-information.aspx
Online Registration: http://www.baa.org
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Saturday, April 22, 2017
6:30 AM: Advocate Healthcare Spring Chance BQ.2 Marathon
Distance: Marathon
Town: Geneva, IL
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Location: Fabyan Forest Preserve West
Address: Fabyan Forest Preserve West, Route 31 just north of Fabyan Parkway
Additional information: The Spring Chance BQ.2 is a race designed specifically to get YOU to Boston. Featuring a net downhill, (thanks to a gentle grade on the 0.3 mile starting spur), the 3.21 mile loop course offers plenty of shade, scenic views of parks and forest preserves bordering the river, and a glimpse of downtown Batavia.
Race website: http://www.fv26.com/bq-2-marathon/
Online Registration: https://secure.marathonguide.com/register/SpringChanceBQ/HalfMarathon.cfm
Source(s): W

7:00 AM: Illinois Marathon
Longest Race: Marathon
2nd Longest: Half-Marathon 
3rd Longest: 10K 
4th Longest: 5K 
Town: Champaign-Urbana, IL, IL
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Race website: http://illinoismarathon.com

7:30 AM: Carmel Marathon
Longest Race: Marathon
2nd Longest: Half-Marathon 
3rd Longest: 8K 
4th Longest: 5K 
Town: Carmel, IN
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Location: Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts
Address: 355 City Center Dr.
Race website: http://www.carmelmarathon.com/

7:30 AM: Carmel Marathon - Pacer
Distance: Pacer
Town: Carmel, IN
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Location: Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts
Address: 355 City Center Dr.
Race website: http://www.carmelmarathon.com/

Sunday, April 23, 2017
6:30 AM: Fox Valley PR.1 Half Marathon
Distance: Half-Marathon
Town: Geneva, IL
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Location: Fabyan Forest Preserve West
Address: Fabyan Forest Preserve West, Route 31 just north of Fabyan Parkway
Additional information: Earn YOUR half marathon PR on the lightning fast BQ.2 Marathon Races Course! Join us on April 23, 2017 for a 4-lap criterium-style course featuring 4 aid stations with water and Gatorade, 4 elite bottle tables for your own special drink, 4 chances for friends and family to cheer you on, finisher medals, long sleeve tech shirts (must register early), optional PR Half Back-2-Back Challenge Medal, and Race Day packet pickup. The race will be capped at 300 runners, so REGISTER EARLY!
Race website: http://www.fv26.com/pr-half/
Online Registration: https://secure.marathonguide.com/register/springchanceBQ/HalfMarathon.cfm
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7:00 AM: Naperville women's half marathon & 5k
Longest Race: Half-Marathon
2nd Longest: 5K 
Town: Naperville, IL
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8:45 AM: Good Life Race
Distance: 5K
Town: Oak Park, IL
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Location: Oak Park River Forest High School
Address: 201 North Scoville Avenue (Scoville & Lake Street)
Additional information: CARA RUNNERS' CHOICE CIRCUIT RACE
This race has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association designation as a 2016 CARA Certified Race. This race has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA's Best Practices Guidelines. These Guidelines embody the highest standards for quality, safety and comfort for participants in a road race. More Info
RRCA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

Since 1958, the RRCA has awarded championship events through a competitive bidding process at the National, Regional, and State level to RRCA member clubs and events to promote the sport of distance running. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run events and to award top performing runners in the open, masters (40+), grand masters (50+), and senior grand masters (60+) categories for both men and women. The Good Life Race will be an RRCA 5K Regional Championship race this year!
Visit the RRCA for more information. Good luck to all participants!!
SCHEDULE
Sunday April 23, 2017
1 Mile Youth Race (for kids 5-12) 8:45 AM
Women's 5K Race 9:10 AM
5K Fitness Walk 9:11 AM (right after the Women's 5k start)
Men's 5K Race 9:50 AM
Junior Dash (for kids 5 & under) 10:30 AM
Awards Ceremony (in south cafeteria) 11:00 AM
Health Fair and Expo (in main hallway and south cafeteria) 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
RACE SHIRTS
All 5K, youth mile and fitness walk participants will receive a 100% polyester, "cotton feel" race tech shirt. Please check the sizing chart to be sure your shirt will fit well.
COURSE
The course is flat, fast and USATF certified, View the course map.
DIRECTIONS
The start and finish lines are at the Oak Park River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville just north of Lake Street, Oak Park.
Help us reduce our carbon footprint by carpooling, using public transportation, or riding your bicycle to the event.
To determine the best route to travel via public transportation, either use the CTA's trip planner at http://tripsweb.rtachicago.com/. Since we are less than a mile from the Metra Oak Park stop serving the Union Pacific West Line you may want to take the train. You can view a schedule at Metra's web site: http://metrarail.com.
Bicycle parking is available at the race site near the start/finish area and behind the school next to the stadium
PARKING
There is a parking garage on the corner of Scoville and Lake with 300 parking spots. There is a nominal charge for parking in the garage. In addition there is lots of free on-street parking south of Lake Street and west of the High School. Please look for no parking signs and DO NOT park along the race course.
OUR CHARITABLE BENEFACTORS
The Good Life Race will be donating its proceeds to the Collaboration for Early Childhood and the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry. After the 2015 race we were proud to donate $25,000 to the Collaboration for Early Childhood. Help us top this amount in 2016! More info
AWARDS
Awards will be given out for overall, age group and special category winners.
More information
GEAR CHECK
Indoor Gear Check will be available from 8:00 am to 11:30 am in the the Oak Park River Forest High School Main Hallway. Please pickup all checked gear by 11:30 am!!
MOTHER-DAUGHTER & FATHER-SON COMPETITION
Does your whole family enjoy running? Then why not compete as a Mother-Daughter team in the Women's 5K race or a Father-Son team in the men's 5K race? The top three teams in each category as determined by averaging the two-person team's race times will win an award!
When you register be sure to choose the Mother-Daughter or Father-Son option.
ATHENA & CLYDESDALE AWARDS
Our larger athletes can race against each other for awards in Athena and Clydesdale divisions. More info
POLICIES
No refunds are permitted.
No deferrals of entry to future years are permitted.
No transfer, sale or attempted sale of entries is permitted.
Sorry, NO EXCEPTIONS.
These include requests due to injury, pregnancy, surgery, personal circumstances and professional commitments.
COMMUNITY TEAM CHALLENGE
The Community Team Challenge is a friendly competition for both the women's and men's' 5k races. The challenge is open to groups of employees (and family members) from organizations within the business and public sectors. It's a great way for people who work together to engage in a healthy activity and friendly competition. More info
Registration Fee: $35
Race website: http://goodliferace.com/
Online Registration: http://goodliferace.com/node/178
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:00 AM: Race to Wrigley
Distance: 5K
Town: Chicago, IL
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Location: Wrigley Field
Address: 1060 W. Adisson
Additional information: Sorry... As of today, this race is SOLD OUT!
Race website: http://www.race-cubs.com/run
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Sunday, April 30, 2017
6:00 AM: Big Sur International Marathon
Distance: Marathon
Town: , CA
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6:00 AM: Indiana Trail 100
Longest Race: 100K
2nd Longest: 50 Mile 
Town: , IN
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Location: Chain O' Lakes State Park in Albion
Address: 2355 E 75 S
Race website: http://www.indianatrail100.com/
Online Registration: https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Albion/IndianaTrail100https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Albion/IndianaTrail100

Saturday, May 6, 2017
7:00 AM: Wisconsin Marathon
Longest Race: Marathon
2nd Longest: Half-Marathon 
3rd Longest: 5K 
Town: Kenosha, WI
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Additional information: Join us this spring for a marathon, half marathon, and 5k that exhibits all Wisconsin has to offer. Enjoy a beautiful, lakeside course, friendly people, a wonderful neighborhood feel, and don't forget the brats and beer!

Accomplish your goals and have fun doing it! You can use your Big Cheese Finishers Medal to brag about it.

Come on out on Saturday, May 6th where the border meets the lake for a run you won't forget!
Registration Fee: September 15, 2016 – October 31: Half Marathon: $55 Marathon: $75 5k: $25 November 1 – November 30: Half Marathon:
Race website: http://wisconsinmarathon.com/
Online Registration: http://wisconsinmarathon.com/register/

7:30 AM: Quarryman Challenge 10 Mile & 5K
Longest Race: 10 Mile
2nd Longest: 5K 
Town: Lemont, IL
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Location: downtown Lemont
Address: 418 Main Street
Race website: http://quarrymanchallenge.com/

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