The Race

MARCH 26, 2017, NOON

HIGH NOON

Dude, it's only a mile. The 7th annual Morningside Mile is Atlanta's only competitive 1-mile run with cash prizes, great swag & a killer post-race party. Runners of all levels from competitive runners to moms with jog strollers & kids are welcome.

WHERE:
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The race starts in Virginia-Highland (corner of Lanier Boulevard and Virginia Avenue) and ends in Morningside at Doc Chey's (1424 N. Highland Ave).

Race Course:

  1. Start on Lanier Boulevard (just north of Virginia Ave.) heading north.
  2. Left on Morningside Drive (.52 miles)
  3. Right on Lanier Place (.78 miles)
  4. Right on North Highland Avenue (.87 miles)
  5. Finish Line is in front of Doc Chey's

SWAG:

Commemorative race shirt for the first 600 registrants; others get hat or water bottle while supply lasts. Show your race number at the block party to get a free SweetWater beer at Doc Chey's, OR a free cookie at Alon's.

CASH PRIZES:
  • Overall Top 3 Male & Female Winners: $200/$100/$50 in cash & gift cards.
  • Masters (over 40) Top 3 Male & Female Winners: $100/$50/$25 in cash & gift cards.
  • Age Group Winners: $25 local merchant gift card to top male & female finisher in each age group: under 6, 7-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
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SWEETWATER 420 CHALLENGE:

Runner who gets closest time to 4:20 wins a deluxe SweetWater prize pack including 4 tickets to the brewery & tasting, SweetWater apparel & other goodies.

REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO SATURDAY!
  • Online registration is now closed, but in-store registration has been extended to end-of-day Saturday at Highland Runners only. $30 cash or check. Save time by printing and completing our registration form in advance.
  • No Race Day Pick-up! Race number and swag bag pick-up Wed-Sat before race at Highland Runners. No race day pick up, runners without numbers are not eligible for prizes.


THIS IS A POINT TO POINT RACE
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The race starts at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Lanier Boulevard.  Runners should gather on Lanier Boulevard just north of Virginia Avenue at 11:45am. Racers will be escorted to starting line.  The race ends on North Highland in front of Morningside Village.

RACE STARTS AT NOON

Please line-up in your corral when you arrive:

  • Corral 1* – Competitive. Faster than 7 minute mile
  • Corral 2* – Recreational. Runners & joggers with slower than 7 minute mile.
  • Corral 3 – Families, Strollers & Walkers.

***FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE, NO STROLLERS OR KIDS UNDER 15 ALLOWED IN CORRALS 1 OR 2.

Parking:

Parking is available on the streets surrounding the race venue, but please do not block driveways.  We recommend you park close to the finish line & walk/run to the start so you can enjoy the post-race block party.  Please note that the Morningside Village, Alon's, & Coldwell Banker parking lots will be closed.  There should be plenty of on street parking on Lanier Blvd, University Avenue, North Morningside Drive, Lanier Place & Cumberland Drive. MARTA services the neighborhood.

**DETAILS SUBJECT TO CHANGE; FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK and TWITTER FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFO**

FUN FACTS

How long is a mile?
Morningside Mile Race
  • 1,760 yards
  • 5,280 feet
  • 63,360 inches
  • 1,609 meters
  • 1,609,344 millimeters
  • 14,762,889 dollar bills stacked
  • 5,280 Osteria pizzas laid side-by-side
  • 7,920 Doc Chey's noodle bowls
  • 21,120 Doc Chey's basil rolls laid end-to-end

How long does it take to travel a mile?
  • The average time to run a mile is about 10 minutes
  • The average time to walk a mile is about 20 minutes
  • World's fastest mile is 3 minutes, 43 seconds
  • In water, the record is 14 minutes, 34 seconds
  • A passenger airplane flies about a mile every 6 seconds
RESULTS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS: