Chicago’s Shamrock Shuffle 8K/5K Closes at 32,500


January 29, 2009) ‰ÛÒ Registration for
the 30th Anniversary Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle officially
closed today when the combined participant capacity of 32,500 for the 8K Run
and 5K Fitness Walk was reached. Registration opened to the public on January


The annual
rite of spring and unofficial kick-off to the Chicago outdoor running season will take
place on Sunday, March 29, beginning and ending in Grant Park. In advance of
the event, a two-day Health & Fitness Expo will take place at Navy Pier on
Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 featuring more than 75 industry-related
exhibitors. The Expo is free and open to the public as is the event day race
course that will tour runners through downtown Chicago
and walkers along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
The race will conclude with its traditional post-race party in Grant Park.


information on the event and how to get involved can be found at


Bank of America
Shamrock Shuffle

The 30th
annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle will officially usher in the Chicago running season on Sunday, March 29, 2009 with
an 8K run through the city and 5K Fitness Walk along the lakeshore. Beginning
and ending in historic Grant Park, the 8K provides an abbreviated preview of
the Bank of America Chicago Marathon course as it circles the city‰Ûªs
stunning downtown architecture. 5K walkers are treated to a scenic stroll along
the shores of Lake Michigan in the shadow of
the magnificent city skyline. Online registration for both events opened on
Thursday, January 1 and closed on January 29 when 32,500 participant capacity
was reached. The entire Chicago
community is invited to celebrate along the 8K course or sign up to volunteer.
For more information, visit


Bank of America

Bank of America is
one of the world‰Ûªs largest financial institutions, serving individual
consumers, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a
full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and
risk-management products and services. The company provides unmatched
convenience in the United
States, serving more than 59 million
consumer and small business relationships with more than 6,100 retail banking
offices, nearly 18,700 ATMs and award-winning online banking with nearly 29
million active users. Following the acquisition of Merrill Lynch on January 1,
2009, Bank of America is among the world‰Ûªs leading wealth management
companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and
trading across a broad range of asset classes serving corporations,
governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers
industry-leading support to more than 4 million small business owners through a
suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company
serves clients in more than 40 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock is
a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is listed on the New York
Stock Exchange.

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