A sell-out field turned the streets of downtown Chicago green continuing the city’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations 

CHICAGO – Thousands of runners gathered in Grant Park Sunday morning to kick off Chicago’s spring running season at the 43rd Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle. Featuring a sell-out field, more than 24,000 participants crossed the finish line in Grant Park. Nathan Martin broke the tape first in the men’s race in 23:08, Amy Davis-Green led the women’s field with a 25:54 and Peter Ruiz placed first in the wheelchair competition.

“We were thrilled to welcome more than 24,000 runners to the streets of Chicago today,” said Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski. “Chicago’s running community came out in full force to continue the city’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration and kick off what promises to be an exciting season of racing. The momentum continues with the sold-out Bank of America Chicago 13.1 in June and culminates this fall with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.”

The men’s elite race featured top local and regional runners, including last year’s champion Zach Panning, looking to claim the top spot. Nathan Martin outsprinted the field in the final stretch down Columbus Drive, reaching the finish line in 23:08, setting a new 8K personal record. Martin finished three seconds ahead of Titus Winders, who took second in 23:10. Zach Panning rounded out the top three with a 23:12.

Amy Davis-Green continued the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project’s winning ways in the women’s race. Davis-Green led the way, winning in 25:54. Followed close behind were her teammates Jessie Cardin who took second in 26:03 and Anne-Marie Blaney, finishing third in 26:11.

The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle hosted the 14th Deloitte Elite Club Competition, more than 60 elite USATF-member club teams from around the country. The teams competed head-to-head for a $20,000 prize purse. On the men’s side, Hansons-Brooks Distance Project earned its seventh victory with their top four runners clocking a combined score of 1:33:20. Minnesota Distance Elite finished second in 1:34:32 and Working Man’s Track Club A finished third in 1:34:56.

In the women’s competition, Hansons-Brooks Distance Project 1 rose to the top of the podium with a combined score of 1:44:59. This was the team’s eighth win in the Deloitte Team Competition. Very Nice Track Club finished second in 1:48:09, and the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project 2 finished third in 1:50:52.

Full results from the 2024 event are available at shamrockshuffle.com.

The 44th running of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle will take place on Sunday, March 23, 2025.

About the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 

Long recognized as an annual rite of spring, a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and the kickoff to the outdoor running season in Chicago, the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle treats runners to a scenic 8K Run through downtown Chicago and 2-Mile Walk along Chicago’s lakefront. Following the race runners enjoyed live music at the Post-Race Party in Grant Park. For more information about the event and how to get involved, go to shamrockshuffle.com.