Shamrock Shuffle

Madison shamrock shuffle

March 16th, 2024 | 600 Block of State Street

The Madison Shamrock Shuffle is scheduled to run every year around St. Patrick’s Day, celebrating this yearly ritual. Every year, The Madison Shamrock Shuffle raises thousands of dollars that benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County.

Click the button below to sign-up for the 2024 Madison Shamrock Shuffle! This year we have a 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk, and virtual options! Sign-up now to get the lowest price – prices will increase as the event gets closer!

The Madison Shamrock Shuffle is a Madison favorite that happens close to St. Patrick’s Day every year and is the first major race event of the year. No matter what the weather brings, thousands are dressed up to run in a timed 10K or 5K run or you can choose the untimed 5K walk option.

By participating in the Madison Shamrock Shuffle, you are helping to raise funds for Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County that serve youth 2.5 to 24 years old. These funds are essential to continue and expand upon the programming for the Pre-School, After-School, In-School, and the McKenzie Regional Workforce Center. This will positively impact youth in our community and help them find their pathway to a successful future. To date, this event has helped raise nearly $500,000! Thank you to all past & future participants!


-Race Bib
-Ultra-Soft Commemorative Event T-shirt (or opt-out and save $5!)*
-Professional Race Timing with Fast, Accurate Results
-Race Refreshments and Snacks
-Medals for Winners in Each -Age Category for the timed 10K & 5K Runs
-Drink and Food Deals at our Partner Bars
-Free Downloadable Event Photos

The top male and female in the following age groups will receive medals for the 10K and 5K Timed Runs. Please attend the Award Ceremony following the race around 9:20 a.m. to receive your medals.

Event Timeline (Preliminary)
-Day of Packet Pick Up and Gear Check: 7:00 – 7:45 am
-Announcements Begin: 7:45 am
-10k Runners Start: 8:15 am
-5k Runner and Walkers Start: 8:25 am
-Award Ceremony: 9:20 am

Early packet pickup will be held:

–Tuesday, March 12th, 12-3 pm at Orange Shoe 120 N Grand Ave suite 108, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

–Wednesday, March 13th, 3:30 – 6:30 pm at Orange Shoe 5400 King James Way Suite 100, Fitchburg, WI 53719

–Thursday, March 14th, 2:00 – 7:00 pm at Fleet Feet Sun Prairie

–Friday, March 15th, 2:00 – 7:00 pm at Fleet Feet Middleton
Due to the thousands of race participants, we encourage you to partake in early packet pickup!

Packet pickup and gear check on the event day, March 16, will be held at Whiskey Jacks from 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

(552 State St, Madison, WI 53703)

Virtual Participants can also pick up their items at the different Packet Pickup locations and times. We will not be mailing out any packets.

Shamrock shuffle Event rules

The following must be followed by all Participants
  • Your race bib for the run must be worn on the outside of your clothing in order to be timed.
  • Strollers or baby joggers are allowed. However, for safety, they must line up in the back of all other participants at the start line.
  • No bicycles, unicycles, roller blades, Heelys, skateboards, or ripsticks.
  • No pets allowed in the walk or run.
  • Walkers are not allowed to walk the run course.
  • Obey race officials and yield to emergency vehicles.
  • Devices that play music may be worn but please be aware of your surroundings.
  • Children over 8 must register for the event. Babies, toddlers, and children who would like to participate with their parents do not need to register but will not receive a t–shirt or race bib.
Weather Policy

Please dress appropriately for the weather. If it is cold we recommend using feet and hand warmers.

The Shamrock Shuffle will happen rain or shine. If conditions exist that make the event unsafe, then the race will be canceled. Social media accounts (Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook) for Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County will be the fastest location of race status information on race day. You will also receive an email through RunSignUp in the case that the event is cancelled. Due the many associated costs that that exist with planning an event of this size, refunds will not be provided in the event of a weather cancellation.

First Aid
EMS will be onsite by the Finish Line. If you need assistance, look for the Course Marshals along the course. Paramedics will travel to you.
We suggest parking in one of the following public parking garages:
  • State Street Campus Garage -Lake Street
  • State Street Campus Garage – Frances Street
  • Helen C. White Garage