The 2016 Emerald Isle Mile, sponsored by Running Excels, begins at 11:30am on March 13th, 2016 just prior to the start of the South Side Irish Parade. A portion of the proceeds support the 2016 South Side Irish Parade.

To register for this race, visit the registration page. Registration is $25. All registrants will receive an Emerald Isle Mile knit hat.

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

The Emerald Isle Mile is a one-mile, B-tag timed race starting at 104th and Western and finishing at 112th. The race is limited to 15 minutes. 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. There is also a $50.00 prize for the runner who breaks the course record of 4:32.

For full details on goody bags, parking, results and more, please visit the registration page. For more information, please contact Running Excels at 773-629-8587 or visit their website,