What better way to start the new year than signing up for the Chicago classic that officially kicks off the race season, the Bank Of America Shamrock Shuffle.
for the 2011 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K opens Saturday,
January 1, for the Sunday, April 10 event. Chicago's traditional rite
of spring for runners and fitness enthusiasts features the world's
largest timed 8-kilometer (4.97-mile) run. The course starts and
finishes in Grant Park, and travels through Chicago's "Loop," including a mile-long stretch on famed State St.
The entry fee is $45.00, and registration will close when the 40,000-participant capacity is met.
Your participation in the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle will
directly benefit youth running programs in Chicago. Two dollars from
each entry, along with a dollar-for-dollar match by Bank of America,
will be donated to benefit Chicago-based youth running initiatives.
Parts from Press Release.