Sat March 16, 2024


Students you get a discount!

5K Run

$50 8:25AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Price increases after March 15, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Students you get a discount!

5K Walk (Untimed)

$50 8:25AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Price increases after March 15, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Students you get a discount!

10K Run

$50 8:15AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Price increases after March 15, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Students you get a discount!

Virtual 5K/10K

$50 Price increases after March 15, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT


The 2024 Madison Shamrock Shuffle is back and this year, it is on the day before St. Patrick's Day!  What a great way to kick off your St. Patrick's Day festivities in your favorite green outfit.  AND UW students, you will be better able to join in the fun with your spring break being later in the month.  There is a 25% off code for all students!  The Shamrock Shuffle will start and finish on the 600 Block of State Street.

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 make a positive impact on 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

Event Timeline (Preliminary)

  • Day of Packet Pick Up: 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

Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup will be held:
Due to the thousands of race participants, we encourage you to partake in early packet pickup!

Packet pickup on the event day, March 16, will be held at the Pyle Center from 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.


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

Age Groups

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.
  • 1-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80+

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, snow, or shine. If the conditions make the event unsafe, 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 event is canceled. Due to the many associated costs of planning an event of this size, refunds will not be provided in the event of a weather cancellation.

Courses and More Event Information

For courses and other event information, please visit:

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County

Proceeds from this event will benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County. By participating, you will impact the lives of youth and their families in our community by giving them needed resources and programming to help build better futures. Since the inception of this event, nearly $500,000 has been raised to support Dane County youth.  

Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County’s mission is to inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring adults. In 2022, over 3,000 youth and families were supported through education & career development, health & wellness, character & leadership, sports & recreation, and family engagement enrichment programming. We are proud to continue this work with your support. 





Are you interested in being a sponsor for Madison Shamrock Shuffle?  

Please email for more information.


Opportunities to volunteer will be coming soon.  Please email to get on the list to be notified as soon as they are available.


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