The Morningside Mile will hold its eighth annual run on Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. along North Highland Avenue.
This is the race’s first year using this route, a result of a new partnership between the Morningside Lenox Park Association and the Virginia-Highland Civic Association, two historic groups working to reinvigorate the North Highland area. All proceeds from the race, as well as the “Rock N. Highland Block Party” to follow, will go toward improvements to the North Highland corridor, a release from the MLPA said.
Featuring cash prizes, the race will kick off in Virginia-Highland, where racers will gather in the YWCA parking lot prior to the start. It will conclude in Morningside at Doc Chey’s Noodle House.
The race features three different corrals to accommodate different skill levels, from very competitive runners to kids, walkers and strollers. This year will feature a contest for youngsters, with prizes awarded for bike and strollers decorated with a Spring theme.
Attracting racers, their fans, neighbors and party goers, the Rock N. Highland Block Party will follow the race, featuring live music, food (including a Doc Chey’s Noodle Eating Contest with prizes ranging from $25 gift cards for children to $100 gift cards for adults), beverages and activities for all ages. At the party, runners presenting their number will receive either a complimentary SweetWater beer at Doc Chey’s or a treat from Alon’s Bakery & Market.
Registration is open now and will be available through Thursday, March 22, or at 1,500 runners, whichever comes first. Go to www.morningsidemile.com to learn more and find a link to the registration page.