Emerald Isle Mile


Overall By Age Group


The race will start at 104th and Western Avenue and follow the South Side Irish Parade route, finishing at 112th and Western.

About This Event

The Emerald Isle Mile is a 1-mile B-tag timed run down Western Avenue. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the South Side Irish Parade. The race will kick off the start of the parade at 11:30 am. A max of 500 runners will be allowed. Gear check is available at Running Excels.


Top female and male participants will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to Running Excels. The top male and female finisher in each age category will a $25.00 gift certificate. (9 & under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & above). New this year! $50.00 will be given to the runner that breaks the course record of 4:32. No ceremony this year. Contact Running Excels for your gift certificate the next week.

This Year’s Sponsors

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

Shamrock Level

sports ortho

Irish Eyes are Smiling Level

beverly bankmarathon sportswear
southtown foods

Leprechaun Level

county fair
Original Pancake House
TreadfitGarden Services


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.

Post-Race Party

After the race, runners will receive festive beads. No award ceremony. Stay and enjoy the parade.

Runner Swag

In addition to the beads, all pre-registered runners receive a goody bag with a Tshirt.


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.

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