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Race Calendar

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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Sunday, April 23, 2017
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, May 6, 2017
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/

Monday, May 29, 2017
7:30 AM: Ridge Run
Longest Race: 10K
2nd Longest: 5K 
Town: Chicago, IL
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Location: Ridge Park Field House
Address: 9625 S. Longwood Dr.
Additional information: NEED CONFIRMATION ON START TIME. It may start later than 7:30 AM, but not likely before.
Race website: http://bapa.org/events/ridge-run-parade/

Sunday, June 4, 2017
12:00 PM: Run for the Roses 5K
Distance: 5K
Town: , IL
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Location: Clauss Recreation Center/Lake Park High School
Address: 555 W Bryn Mawr
Race website: http://www.run4roses5k.com/

Saturday, June 24, 2017
7:30 AM: Proud to Run
Longest Race: 10K
2nd Longest: 5K 
Town: Chicago, IL
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Location: Montrose Harbor
Address: Montrose Ave. and Simonds Dr.
Additional information: NEED TO CONFIRM START TIME
Race website: http://www.proudtorun.org/
Online Registration: https://www.raceit.com/Register/?event=35844

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
7:15 AM: Elmhurst 4 on the 4th
Distance: 4 Mile
Town: Elmhurst, IL
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Location: Elmhurst College
Address: Prospect Ave. and Church St.
Race website: http://4on4th.com/

Sunday, July 30, 2017
12:00 PM: Run for Walk 4.1 Mile
Distance: 4.1 Miles
Town: , IL
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Location: Northwestern University's Ryan Field
Address: 1501 Central St
Race website: http://www.nusports.com/index.aspx?path=runforwalk

Sunday, August 20, 2017
8:00 AM: Windrunner 10K
Distance: 10K
Town: Wheaton, IL
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Location: Danada Forest Preserve
Address: 3S501 Naperville Rd
Race website: http://www.windrunners.org/windrunner-10k.html

Sunday, September 3, 2017
7:30 AM: Buffalo Grove Stampede
Longest Race: 10K
2nd Longest: 5K 
Town: Buffalo Grove, IL
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Location: Buffalo Grove Fitness Center
Address: 601 Deerfield Pkwy
Race website: http://bgparks.org/event/fall/stampede.aspx
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
7:30 AM: Alpine Runners Half Marathon & 5K
Longest Race: Half-Marathon
2nd Longest: 5K 
Town: Lake Zurich, IL
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Location: the Barn at Paulus Park
Address: 200 S. Rand Road
Race website: http://alpinerunners.com

Sunday, September 24, 2017
8:00 AM: Oui Run 5K
Distance: 5K
Town: Chicago, IL
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Location: Lycée Français de Chicago school
Address: 1929 W. Wilson Ave.
Race website: http://www.lyceechicago.org/get-involved/oui-run-5k

Sunday, October 8, 2017
7:30 AM: Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Distance: Marathon
Town: Chicago, IL
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Location: Grant Park
Address: 337 E Randolph St
Race website: https://www.chicagomarathon.com

Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:00 AM: Lake Bluff PTO Pumpkin Chase
Longest Race: 5K
2nd Longest: 1 Mile 
Town: Lake Bluff, IL
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Location: Lake Bluff Middle School
Address: 121 E. Sheridan Place
Additional information: NEED TO CONFIRM RACE DATE
Race website: http://www.lakebluffpumpkinchase.org/

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