Sponsored Events

Running Excels is proud to host the Emerald Isle Mile, the Frankfort Half Marathon, and the Tombstone 5K!


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 13, 2016.

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We are excited to partner with Aurelio’s Pizza on our 2nd Half Marathon! The Aurelio’s Pizza Frankfort Half Marathon will take place on April 30, 2016, in the historic district of downtown Frankfort, right outside the door of Running Excels. The course winds along the Old Plank Trail and through the Hickory Creek Forest Preserve. The post-race party will be on the Breidert Green.

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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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We also sponsor numerous other races and events in Chicago, Frankfort, and throughout 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