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Event staff

Welcome to the 2020 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle event staff webpage! Below you will find information on the following, which will help you prepare for race week as well as gain a better understanding of event staff expectations.

  • Merchandise and credentials
  • Race Office
  • Event staff payments
  • Travel vouchers and meals

Merchandise and credentials

All event staff will be issued a credential and merchandise upon checking in at the Race Office. Your personalized credential must be worn at all times while you are onsite, providing you access to your work area and serving as your ID for meals and equipment check out.

Merchandise will be assigned based on the sizes selected in your EMOS profile. We ask that you please review and (if necessary) update the sizes selected in your profile. While we will do our best to accommodate merchandise requests, we cannot guarantee you will receive the sizes you requested.

Race Office

Event staff are required to check-in at the Expo Show Office or Race Office before reporting to their event roles, depending on what their race week confirmation details. Click here for more details on the Race Office.

Event staff payments

If you are working in a paid role and are new to the event or have moved since the last time you worked with us, please complete a W-9. Return your completed W-9 to the Race Office, via email to or the CEM office via fax at 312.904.9820.  If we have your current W-9, you can expect to receive your payment within 45 days of the event.

Transportation expense relief policy

The transportation expense relief policy is designed to provide fair reimbursement for transportation. Per scheduled day of work, event staff and key volunteers are eligible to receive complimentary parking OR reimbursement of up to $20 to cover the cost of public transportation or taxis. If you are driving, you must utilize the event provided parking options, other parking expenses will not be reimbursed. The event provided parking options is McCormick Place Parking Lot A for Packet Pick-up and Millennium Garages for Grant Park and the Hilton Chicago. You must complete the parking request form by Friday, March 13.

To be reimbursed for public transportation or taxis, you must submit receipts via the transportation reimbursement request form by Friday, March 27.

Event provided meals

The event will provide meals in Grant Park and at Packet Pick-up for those who are working on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you are working onsite during days that meals are provided, and you decide to forgo the provided meal, you will not be eligible to receive a reimbursement. If your role requires you to be onsite during a time when meals are not provided or you have any allergies we should be aware of, please contact

Any questions regarding any of the information above can be directed to our team at

Thank you for being a part of our event staff team. We are extremely excited about this year’s event and can’t wait to see you come race week.

The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle is produced by Chicago Event Management. To learn more about CEM and additional opportunities within the Chicago running community, sign up for our newsletter, follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @cem.event.

Safety and security reminders

The following materials are designed to complement the Event Alert System and the event’s emergency planning protocols. We encourage you to review these materials in advance of race week.

  1. Event Alert System (EAS)
  2. Hands-Only CPR and AED Usage | Hands-Only CPR instructional video
  3. Unattended package
  4. Active shooter | Active shooter instructional video