Shamrock Shuffle 8K FAQs
What is the Advocate Health Care charity running team?
The charity running team provides an opportunity for runners to merge passion with a purpose bettering yourself while also bettering the lives of those in need. The Advocate Health Care charity running team is comprised of employees, patients, corporate partners, community members and those who are passionate about health care.

Who can participate?
Anyone can participate! Our team is comprised of Advocate Health Care employees, patients, and those who are passionate about health care. We have members join from all over the country and internationally. We encourage you to check with your doctor to make sure you are physically able to participate in an endurance event before signing up.

Registration
How much does it cost to join the Advocate Health Care charity running team for the Shamrock Shuffle 8K?
In order to maximize the funds raised through this event, the charity running team does not automatically provide you with your race entry. All members of the charity running team for the Shamrock Shuffle 8K will be responsible for registering on the official Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K page and will need to pay the race entry fee.

Where do I sign up for the charity running team?
Under Get Involved please select the option to Sign Up. Here you will be able to choose to sign up as an individual, start a team, or join a team.

What is the official Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle website?
All team members will need to sign up on the official Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle website.

Fundraising
What is the minimum fundraising amount and what is the deadline to turn in pledges?
The fundraising minimum to participate in the 2018 Advocate Health Care charity running team for the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K is $250. The fundraising deadline is one week after the race.


What happens with the money I raise as an Inspired to Run team member?
Funds raised through the charity running team go directly to the program the runner selects. These programs use the funds to expand access to care, enhance our patients’ experience, enable innovation and improve health outcomes.

How can my supporters make a donation?
The fastest and easiest way for your supporters to make a donation on your behalf is to refer them to the personal fundraising page you create on this website. If they prefer, they can write a check to Advocate Charitable Foundation with your name on the memo line and mail it to:

Advocate Charitable Foundation
Attn: Shamrock Shuffle 8K
3075 Highland Parkway
Suite 600
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Are donations made on my behalf tax deductible? Will my contributors receive a gift receipt?
Yes, all donations in which goods or services are not received are 100% tax deductible. The Advocate Charitable Foundation will send a gift receipt and acknowledgement letter to anyone who makes a donation on behalf of a charity running team member.

What online fundraising tools are available to Inspired to Run team members?
After team members create a personal fundraising page, they will gain access to free online tools and tips to help them reach and exceed their fundraising goals. This includes sample e-mail templates, social media posts and images and general fundraising ideas. Visit the Fundraising Tips page for all your fundraising resources.

How can I find out if my company offers a matching gift?
First, check with your personnel or human resources department to see if your company has a matching gift program. If so, be sure to clarify any restrictions. Make sure that they match for health organizations. Fill out your company's matching gift form and send it to the Advocate Charitable Foundation with your donation. You can also search a list of companies that already match gifts to the Advocate Charitable Foundation. Ask your donors to check with their employers to see they can get their gifts matched as well!

How can I check my personal fundraising totals?
Log in to the Participant Center at any time to track your fundraising progress. When a donation is made online, it is processed automatically and added to your fundraising total. You can enter offline donations in your participant center.

Race Day Details
When is the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K?
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K takes place on Sunday, March 25, 2018.

When will I receive my charity running team fundraising swag?
Runners will have their swag mailed to them when they reach the fundraising minimum. Swag will also be available for pick up at the Health & Fitness Expo the two days before the race.

When can I pick up my bib number and packet?
Participants must pick up their event-issued bib number, timing device, event T-shirt and participant bag at the Health & Fitness Expo. If you cannot attend the Health & Fitness Expo, a family member or friend may pick up your packet and T-shirt for you, provided that they have a copy of your packet pick-up email.

Does the Advocate Health Care charity running team host a tent on race day?
Yes! Our tent is located near the start corrals and offers an area of private gear check and pre-race refreshments. This is a great place for your friends and family to meet you post-race.

Who can I contact for more information?
Please contact the events team, acf-charityteam@advocatehealth.com or 630.929.6900.