April 10 – 15th Annual
Doyle’s Emerald Necklace 5M, Jamaica Plain, MA ÛÓ Sunday, 11 am
Run out of world famous Doyle’s Cafe, the creme-de-la-creme
of Publican purvey and the Cornerstone of the New England Runner Pub Series. Remember
the girls dancing on the bar in the movie “Mystic River?” That’s Doyle’s. The
young bartender in the Sam Adams commercials? That’s Publican Gerry Burke, Jr.
standing in front of the bar at Doyle’s (but we digress).
The certified course is run almost entirely in traffic-free Franklin
Park; it’s rolling and tres scenic with bagpipers at the mile. A seismic party
follows, inside and out, with a DJ outside, the Finnian Sons inside,
Interactive Simon Says outside, food and free pouring libation inside and out.
Overall men’s and women’s and age-group winners thru 80+
receive New Balance running shoes with merchandise to places 2-3. The overall
male also receives the Dave Smith medal and the overall female receives the
Janie Kennedy medal.
This race started in 1995 and became a Pub Series event a
year later. In 2010 there was a record field of 2,106 finishers. The Pub Series
Awards night is held in the Fitzgerald Room at Doyle’s each December.
Doyle’s phone number is 617-524-2345. For online and
downloadable applications, plus a Google map, etc. go to Doyle’s