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Sunday, March 17 at 11:30am

Race down Western Ave then 

Enjoy the South Side Irish Parade

The Emerald Isle Mile is a 1 mile chip timed run down Western Ave with a turn around at 108th.  Start and finish at 104th and Western.  Race starts at 11:30 am.  A portion of the proceeds help offset the cost of the parade. 

This race is capped at 500 runners. 

 No award ceremony. Stay and enjoy the parade.


Registration fees

1 Mile Closed

1 Mile Run

  1. $25.00
    Nov 22 - Mar 14

Race Information

The Emerald Isle Mile is a 1 mile chip timed run down Western Ave.  New this year- the route will be out and back starting and finishing at 104th with a start time of 11:30 am. A portion of the proceeds help offset the cost of the parade. 

Post Race Activities 
After the race, runners will receive festive beads. No award ceremony. Stay and enjoy the parade. 


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, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & above).  $50.00 will be given to the runner that breaks the course record of 4:32. 

Packet Pick-up
Packet pick up location: Running Excels 10328 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60643. 773.629.8587 Packet Pick Up: Friday, 3/15 12-7pm, Saturday 3/16 12am-5pm.

Due to spectators arriving for the race and parade, parking throughout the surrounding neighborhood will be limited. Please consider carpooling, taking public transportation, bicycle or walk. 

Live Results can be found at Results will be posted online at, &

Timing and Water Stations
The Emerald Isle Mile chip timed race.  The timing tag is on the back of the race bib under a foam backer. Split times will be called out at the half mile with a clock positioned at the finish. Water will be available at the finish of the race. Water tables will NOT be available during the race. 

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. 

Race Day Registration
Race day registration will ONLY be available IF 500 runner capacity has not been reached; at Running Excels -10328 S. Western Ave. (10-11:00am $35 Cash only)  Gear check available at Running Excels.

Event Schedule

  • March 14 11:59 PM CDT - Online Registration Closes

  • March 15 12:00 PM CDT - Packet Pickup 12-7pm Running Excels

  • March 16 10:00 AM CDT - Packet Pickup 10am-5pm Running Excels

  • March 17 11:30 AM CDT - Race Starts Promptly

Contact Information

Event Location

104th and Western, Chicago Illinois

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