Get Your Green On and Race Downtown on CTA -- Your Fastest Ride to the Annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle

March 21, 2024

CTA’s trains and buses are the most convenient and affordable ways to get to various sporting events, concerts, and more festivities across Chicago; Weekend construction work to temporarily impact the Green Line south of the Loop

If you are participating in the Shamrock Shuffle Race this year, then avoid all the traffic hassles and ride downtown with CTA. Customers can save money by purchasing an unlimited ride pass, either the 1-Day ($5) – far more economical and convenient than the price of gas and parking - or the 3-Day ($15) pass – a real budget-saving move.

Service for Upcoming Events

Shamrock Shuffle 8K Race

Grant Park, Loop, River North – Sun. 3/24

Gear Check at 6:30 a.m., Race Begins at 8:30 a.m., Event concludes by 1:30 p.m.

  • Rail: All rail lines downtown will get you access to the race area.
    • Loop Elevated: Exit at either Washington/Wabash or Adams/Wabash
    • Red and Blue Lines: Exit at Jackson and walk a couple blocks east
  • Bus: The #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express route provides service to the race area. Other bus routes in the area may be rerouted. For additional route information check our website: https://www.transitchicago.com/schedules/

United Center

Get to and from the following events via the #20 Madison and #50 Damen bus routes. Customers can also take the #19 United Center Express route post event:

  • Dan & Shay – Fri. 3/22 at 7 p.m.
  • Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls – Sat. 3/23 at 7 p.m.
  • Washington Wizards vs. Chicago Bulls – Mon. 3/25 at 7 p.m.
  • Calgary Flames vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Tue. 3/26 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls – Wed. 3/27 at 7 p.m.

Weekend Work to Temporarily Impact Green Line Service

  • Between 5 a.m., Sat. 3/23 and 2 a.m., Mon. 3/25, rail service between the Roosevelt and the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations will be suspended as crews perform maintenance. (More details)
  • The Green Line will operate between Harlem/Lake, Downtown and Roosevelt, and between 35th-Bronzeville-IIT and Ashland/63rd or Cottage Grove.
  • Shuttle buses will operate in both directions between Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT.

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by downloading the Ventra app, which allows you to manage your Ventra account, and also features a new trip planning tool powered by Google Maps. 

Fare payment options: We offer a variety of convenient payment options—from smart devices to contactless credit cards. Learn more about payment options and ways you can maximize your dollars with our lower-priced unlimited-ride passes by visiting: transitchicago.com/fares/

Service updates: Stay in the loop on CTA service changes and alerts by subscribing to CTA Updates. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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