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Running Excels is proud to host the Emerald Isle Mile and the Tombstone 5K!

Running Excels Emerald Isle Mile logo

The Emerald Isle Mile is a tradition for Running Excels. The one-mile race is hosted in Beverly every year the morning of the famous South Side Irish Parade. Show your Irish pride and join us for our next Emerald Isle Mile on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Only 500 runners can participate. Register today!

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Running Excels Tombstone 5K logo

The Tombstone 5K is one of Running Excels’ most popular events. Held in the historic Mount Greenwood Cemetery before Halloween, the Tombstone 5K attracts many of the area’s top runners, who dress in costumes and bring their families to this unique event. The Tombstone 5K benefits two important local charities.

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Lincoln Way Half Marathon logo

The Frankfort Half Marathon is now the Lincoln Way Half Marathon. Mark your calendars for April 29, 2017, and register now! The course winds along along the Old Plank Trail in historic Frankfort and through the Hickory Creek Forest Preserve. Proceeds from the race will benefit the students of Lincoln-Way High School District 210.

We also sponsor numerous other races and events in Chicago and the south suburbs, including:







  • Ridge Run
  • Beverly Hills Turkey Trot
  • Freedom isn’t Free 5K
  • Germazing Race
  • March for Meg
  • Serenity 5K
  • Pant for the Pantry
  • Fallen Hero 5K
  • Old Plank Road Trail 5K
  • Shortest Run Longest Day
  • Stars and Stripes 5K
  • Running for Hope
  • Tinley Park Dualthon