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Race Calendar

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
7:00 AM: Love To Race
Longest Race: Half-Marathon
2nd Longest: 10K 
3rd Longest: 5K 
Town: Virtual, IL
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Location: Virtual
Additional information: Love To Race is a virtual run 5k, 10k & half marathon wherever you are located. You can run, walk, swim or cycle. It benefits Grind For Life cancer charity, financially assisting cancer patients. Receive by mail a real 3.5 inch spinning heart medal, race bib number & a blinking heart LED clip light.
Registration Fee: $30
Race website: https://www.thevirtualracecalendar.com/love-to-race/
Online Registration: https://www.thevirtualracecalendar.com/love-to-race/

Saturday, March 4, 2017
8:30 AM: CNB Oak Forest Fleadh 5K
Distance: 5K
Town: Oak Forest, IL
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Location: Oak Forest Metra train station
Address: Cicero & 159th
Additional information: Saturday, March 4, 2017
The Oak Forest-Crestwood Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Oak Forest, will host the 8th Annual Oak Forest Fleadh (pronounced "flah") on Saturday, March 4, 2017 on Cicero Avenue between 151st Street and 159th Street. The Fleadh includes customer appreciation parties, a 5K run/walk, an open streets event (ride, blade, skate), a family parade, and a pub and restaurant open house. Please visit this site often for event information and updates!

CNB Oak Forest Fleadh 5K - 8:30 a.m.
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CARA Emerging and Green Race
This race has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association designation as a 2016 CARA EMERGING RACE CARA16018. This distinction is given to races receiving CARA Race Certification for the first time. 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.
This race has also been designated a 2016 CARA Green Race due to their agreement to adhere to a set number of Green Practices that have been approved by CARA. The successful completion of these practices, recognize the achievement of an eco-friendly race.

Due to CARA's advocacy efforts, runners in the Chicagoland area enjoy some of the highest quality road races in the country. To view the Guidelines and to learn more about CARA, visit www.cararuns.org.

The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting and celebrating the running community of Chicagoland. CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run – farther, faster, better, for life.

St. Damian Food Pantry Food Drive
The shelves at the St. Damian Food Pantry start to go bare in March, which is why we are asking every registered runner to bring at least one non-perishable food item to the CNB Fleadh 5K. In particular, the food pantry needs jelly, peanut butter, pasta sauce, and cereal. The food pantry benefits Oak Forest families in need. Thank you in advance for your support.

Open Streets - 10 a.m.
After the 5K run/walk, children and adults are welcome to ride, walk or run a car-free Cicero Avenue from 151st Street to 156th Street as part of the Open Streets initiative. The event is free and does not require registration.

Family Parade - 11 a.m.
The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. from 157th Street and travel along Cicero Avenue to 151st Street. Families, businesses and community, school and religious groups are encouraged to participate in the parade.

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Pot O' Gold Raffle
Purchase a Pot O' Gold Raffle ticket for $20 for your chance to win the $2,000, $1,000 or $500. Seller of 1st prize winning ticket will receive $100. Only 500 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be held on March 4 and the winner will be announced on the Oak Forest Bowl float during the family parade at 11 a.m. Winner need not be present. To purchase a ticket, please contact the Oak Forest-Crestwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 708-687-4600.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Support the Fleadh by becoming a sponsor. For more information, please email Kim Malecky Iles or call 708-687-4600.

Pub & Restaurant Open House
Venues on Bus Route
Open House Hours: 5 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Bus Map and Hours: 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Oak Forest Bowl - 15240 S. Cicero Avenue
Beggars Pizza - 15600 S. Cicero Avenue
Rockin' Horse Saloon and Grill - 5200 W. 159th Street
Blarney Stone Pub - 15400 S. Cicero Avenue
Mrs. O'Brien's Pub - 15500 S. Cicero Avenue
Nite Games Bar and Grill - 5544 W. 147th Street
Marcotte's Bar and Grill - 15501 S. Cicero Avenue
Tap's Pub - 15427 S. Cicero Avenue
Oliver's - 6150 W. 159th Street
Additional Venue
Chicago Gaelic Park - 6119 W. 147th Street
Free parking will be available all day and night in the Arbor Commuter Lot at the southwest corner of 159th Street and Oak Avenue – across from the Metra train station.

Law Enforcement
Throughout the event, alcohol will only be permitted inside designated areas such as beer tents, beer gardens, pubs, and restaurants. The city's public intoxication and open containers ordinances will be strictly enforced.

Street Closures
Cicero Avenue, from 151st Street to 159th Street, will be closed 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. The city's Emergency Management Agency will allow local traffic to get through the adjacent neighborhoods between 147th Street and 151st Street. It will redirect non-local traffic down 147th Street to Pulaski Road.

Registration Fee: $30
Race website: http://www.oak-forest.org/282/Oak-Forest-Fleadh
Online Registration: https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/116462https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/116462
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Sunday, March 5, 2017
7:00 AM: Little Rock Marathon
Longest Race: Marathon
2nd Longest: Half-Marathon 
3rd Longest: 10K 
4th Longest: 5K 
Town: Little Rock, AR
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Address: Scott and 4th street
Race website: http://littlerockmarathon.com/marathon/
Online Registration: http://littlerockmarathon.com/registration/

Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:00 AM: Get Lucky 1/2 Marathon
Distance: Half-Marathon
Town: Chicago, IL
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Location: Soldier Field Stadium Green
Race website: http://www.chicagogetlucky.org/
Online Registration: http://www.chicagogetlucky.org/register-now.html

Sunday, March 12, 2017
8:00 AM: Advocate Good Shepherd Health and Fitness Center Indoor Tria
Distance: Sprint Distance
Town: Barrington, IL
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Location: Advocate Good Shepherd Health and Fitness Center
Address: 1301 S Barrington Road
Additional information: 1301 S Barrington Road Barrington, IL 60010
Race website: http://www.active.com/barrington-il/triathlon/races/advocate-good-shepherd-health-and-fitness-center-indoor-triathlon-2017?int=http://www.active.com/barrington-il/triathlon/races/advocate-good-shepherd-health-and-fitness-center-indoor-triathlon-2017?int=
Online Registration: http://www.active.com/barrington-il/triathlon/races/advocate-good-shepherd-health-and-fitness-center-indoor-triathlon-2017?int=http://www.active.com/barrington-il/triathlon/races/advocate-good-shepherd-health-and-fitness-center-indoor-triathlon-2017?int=

Saturday, March 18, 2017
11:00 AM: Shamrock 5K Beer Run
Distance: 5K
Town: Arlington Heights, IL
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Race website: http://www.shamrockbeerrun.com
Online Registration: http://www.shamrockbeerrun.com

12:00 PM: Lakefront 10 Miler
Longest Race: 10 Mile
2nd Longest: 5K 
Town: , IL
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Location: Montrose Beach
Address: Wilson Drive and Lake Shore Drive
Race website: http://www.cararuns.org/en/Race/Lakefront-10-Miler/

Sunday, March 19, 2017
8:35 AM: March Madness Half
Distance: Half-Marathon
Town: Cary, IL
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Location: Cary Grove HS
Race website: http://www.hillstriders.com/half-marathon-.html

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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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.
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:

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.
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
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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: Marathon
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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