Emerald Isle Mile


March 15, 2015 at 11 a.m.


The start of the race will take place at 112th Western Ave and finish at 104th Western Ave.

About This Event

The Emerald Isle Mile is a 1 mile B-tag timed run down Western Ave. It will kick off the start of the Southside Irish Parade with the route taking you north down the parade route.


A special thanks to all of our Emerald Isle Mile Sponsors:

Fit Code

Sport and Ortho Physical Therapy

Beverly Hills Animal Hospital

County Fair

The Original Pancake House

Southtown Health Foods

Freedom Isn’t Free

Beverly Bank

Garden Center

Marathon Sportswear

For more info on becoming a sponsor, please e-mail excel@runningexcels.com.


Because of spectators arriving for the race and parade, parking throughout the surrounding neighborhood will be limited. Please consider carpooling, taking public transportation, bicycling or walking.

Awards Ceremony and Post-Race Party

After the race, runners are directed to parking lot behind Running Excels located at 10328 S. Western Ave, where the award ceremony takes place. Top female and male participants receive a $50.00 gift certificate to Running Excels. The top male and female finisher in each age category are awarded a $25.00 gift certificate. (9 & under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & above). New in 2014: $50.00 will be given to the runner who breaks the course record of 4:32.

Runner Swag

All pre-registered runners receive a unisex dri-fit short sleeve t-shirt along with valuable coupons from area sponsor merchants.


For safety reasons, strollers, bikes, skates and pets are NOT permitted on the course. You must be able to complete the mile within the allotted 15 minutes. If you are unable to complete it, you will be escorted off the course.