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Shamrock Series: Notre Dame in Indianapolis

September 14, 2014

Thank You Indianapolis!

We would like to thank the City of Indianapolis for all of the hoosier hospitality during the Shamrock Series Weekend!

Don't Miss the Shamrock Series Fan Fest

September 13, 2014

The Ultimate Fan Fest Experience for Irish Fans!


Indianapolis will come alive in a whole new way when the Fighting Irish descend on the city for the 6th Shamrock Series game. The 2014 Shamrock Series is bigger than ever before! Join us on Pan Am Plaza and Georgia Street for the inaugural Shamrock Series Fan Fest from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, September 13th! The Fan Fest is the place to be for college football fans and local residents on Saturday before the game!

The Fan Fest will have something for everyone! Complete with live entertainment, celebrity appearances, a corn hole tournament, an obstacle course, activities, cash food trucks, refreshment tents, Drummers’ Circle, a Notre Dame Band performance, and more — there’s no better way to get revved up for the big game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Here’s a look at some of what you can expect at the Shamrock Series Fan Fest:

Live Entertainment


11:00 AM – Bagpipe Band performance, Georgia Street
12:00 PM – Drummers Circle, Pan Am Plaza
1:00 PM – Pat McKillen, Main Stage on Georgia Street
2:00 PM – Hunter Smith Band, Main Stage on Georgia Street
3:00 PM – Hound of Finn, Main Stage on Georgia Street
4:15 PM – Notre Dame Band Parade, Monument Circle to Pan Am Plaza
4:45 PM – Notre Dame Band Concert, Pan Am Plaza
5:25 PM – Notre Dame Band Step-Off, Pan Am Plaza to Lucas Oil Stadium

Under Armour Fan Shop


Looking for official Shamrock Series swag for the game? Maybe one of those awesome jerseys? Visit the Under Armour-Notre Dame Fan Shop located on Georgia Street. They will also be open on Friday during the pep rally if you want to shop early!

Autograph Sessions & Photo Opportunities

From Irish Football greats to a beloved IndyCar driver, we’ve got some great folks coming out to sign autographs for and take photos with fans!


Tony Rice 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Sergio Brown 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Ed Carpenter 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

PLUS grab a photo in one of our interactive photo booths! Choose from an array of green screen backgrounds, personalize your photo, and share with all of your friends on social media!

Football Obstacle Course


Ever dreamed of being a Notre Dame Football player? Your dream is about to come true! Come ready to strap on your gold helmet, pads, and hit the turf to participate in the our ultimate Irish Football obstacle course. You’ll complete the course — in true Irish fashion — by running the ball into the endzone for a touchdown! Test your skills against some of the best fans in the land. Fans of all ages are welcome to participate.

Waivers must be signed onsite in order to participate in the Football obstacle course. All minors must have a parent sign the waiver on their behalf.

Travelers Insurance Chipping Challenge


Back again, after a great time at the 2013 BCS Championship, Travelers Insurance will bring their chipping challenge to the 2014 Shamrock Series Fan Fest! Come check out this full size chipping cage equipped with a water feature on Pam Am Plaza! You’ll definitely want to be there when Paqui Kelly takes on Raghib “Rocket” Ismail in a one-on-one chip off for charity. Bring your best golf game and get ready for a great time! This is one stop you can’t miss at the Fan Fest.

Sprint NASCAR Car


How can you celebrate a good time in the Circle City without an official NASCAR Race Car. Come by the Sprint station on Georgia Street to take a picture with the official Sprint NASCAR and spin the Sprint wheel for a chance to win great prizes!

Click here for more information about the 2014 Shamrock Series Fan Fest!

Shamrock Series 5k

September 12, 2014

Start Your Engines

The Irish are heading to Indy and getting Game Day going with a running start!


Join us for the inaugural Shamrock Series 5k when the Irish head to Indianapolis to take on Purdue! Get your Game Day going with a running start before enjoying the rest of the pregame festivities!

Runners will enjoy a scenic run through downtown Indianapolis, entertainment from ND spirit groups, and a finish line celebration at Pan Am Plaza with the Notre Dame cheerleaders where each runner will be presented with a finisher’s medal!

The race will benefit Graduate Student Fellowships at the University of Notre Dame, which enable graduate students to pursue research and course work in their field of study.

The race kicks off at 8:00 AM on Saturday, September 13th in Downtown Indianapolis in front of Bankers Life Fieldhouse (125 S. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204). Onsite registration opens at 6:30 AM.

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•UNDER ARMOUR Shamrock Series 5k race t-shirt
•Scenic downtown Indianapolis course (Indiana War Memorial, Monument Circle, Lucas Oil Stadium)
•Entertainment along route from ND spirit groups and others!
•Finisher’s medal
•Awards from Under Armour for top overall and age group finishers
•Post-race hydration and snacks
•IPICO bib timing

Packet Pick-up
•Friday from 12:00-7:00 PM at City Market (222 E. Market Street)
•Saturday morning from 6:30-7:45 AM at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
All runners must complete a waiver before they can pick-up their bib, race bag, and shirt. If you are picking up race items for another runner, please bring a waiver completed by him/her to packet pick-up.
Printable waivers: Adult Minor

•$25 though end of August
•$30 through September 11th
•$35 onsite (Opens at 6:30 AM on September 13th at Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
Click here to register

Have questions? Please email and the Game Day Operations staff will be happy to provide you with the information you need!

Please note:
• Strollers are not permitted on the Shamrock Series 5k course
• Under Armour Shamrock Series 5k race t-shirts are guaranteed to the first 1,500 runners
• Shamrock Series 5k finishers’ medals are guaranteed for first 1,000 finishers
• All runners must start by 8:05 a.m. and cross finish line by 9:00 a.m.

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