Emerald Isle Mile Run

The 2018 Emerald Isle Mile, sponsored by Running Excels, begins at 11:30am on March 11th, 2018 just prior to the start of the South Side Irish Parade. A portion of the proceeds support the 2018 South Side Irish Parade.

Click here to register for the event.

This run was a new addition to the parade in 2013 for the youth and families of the neighborhood and was well-received by all. Click here to view pictures from the event.


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.