Emerald Isle Mile

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Running Excels invites community members to celebrate Beverly’s Irish heritage by participating in the 2018 Emerald Isle Mile on Sunday, March 11!

About This Event

The one-mile, chip-timed run down Western Avenue starts at 11:30 am, a half hour before the South Side Irish Parade begins. Registration is $25 and is open through March 8. The race is open to 500 runners, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Every runner who registers for the race will receive festive beads at the finish line and a pair of festive green Gooddr running sunglasses in their swag bag–perfect for wearing during the run and enjoying the parade afterward! Also, gear check will be available at Running Excels.

The 2018 Emerald Isle Run is a fun event, but it’s also a fundraiser to support the South Side Irish Parade. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to offset parade costs. For more details about the parade, visit the South Side Irish Parade website.


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



As in years past, the top female and male participants will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to Running Excels. And the top male and female finisher in each age category will a $25.00 gift certificate.(Age groups include 9 & under; 10-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; and 80 & above.) A new addition this year: the runner who breaks the course record of 4:32 will receive $50.00!

There will be no awards ceremony. Results will be posted online at Running Excels. If you are a winner, you may contact Running Excels to receive your prize.

This Year’s Sponsors

A special thanks to all of our 2018 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 pair of green Goodr running sunglasses.


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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