1st Annual Morningside Mile

The Details

Who Everyone from strollers to sprinters. Unfortunately, we cannot include pets or bikes this year.
When Saturday, September 10, 2011
The race begins at 8:30am
Where The streets of Morningside, beginning near the intersection of Jancey St. & Greenwood Ave. and ending at Heth’s Field (followed by an awards ceremony and Morningside Community Day).
The Honoree
Marine Gunnery Sergeant Justin Schmalstieg
K.I.A on December 15, 2010 in Afghanistan
Learn more about GySgt. Schmalstieg below
The Prizes Medals to the top three competitiors for each age / sex category
Special surprise awards
Certificate for fastest Military / Public Safety department

Registration & Pricing

Complete the registration form and mail it along with your check or money order payable to Morningside Area Community Council – One Mile Run (do not mail cash) to:

Morningside Mile Honoring Those Who Serve
℅ Morningside Area Community Council
P.O. Box 40313
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Online registration is available through active.com. Additional fees may apply.

For those who register prior to August 21, 2011, the registration is $20 for adults (16 years and older), $10 for youth (15 years and younger) and $40 for families (three or more individuals, must include one youth). Registration fees increase to $25, $15, and $50, respectively, on August 21st.

How Can I Help?

We appreciate your help spreading the word about the race to your friends, family and neighbors. You can download and print our flyer or direct them to this website to share information.

We are also looking for volunteers to help prepare for the race and on race day. If you would like to get involved, please contact Sandy at 412-573-9689 or run.volunteers@morningside-pa.org.

Will the Race be Timed?
How Can I Find My Race Results?

Miles of Smiles Timing Services will be handling race chips and timing. Make sure to pick up your chips on the morning of the race.

After the race, you can find your time following these links:

Morningside Mile Overall or

Morningside Mille Age Groups  on their 2011 Race Results

How Can I Learn More?

Contact the Morningside Mile Committee via email at run@morningside-pa.org or by phone at 412-204-7410, or attend the next monthly MACC meeting. Additional information will also be included in the August MACC newsletter.

Watch this page for additional information!


2011 Morningside Mile Honoree:
Marine Gunnery Sergeant Justin Schmalstieg

The first annual Morningside Mile Honoring Those Who Serve will be held in recognition of the accomplishments and ultimate sacrifice of Marine Gunnery Sergeant Justin Schmalstieg.  GySgt Schmalstieg was killed in action in Afghanistan on December 15, 2010.

GySgt Schmalstieg is survived by his wife, Ann Schmalstieg; his parents, John and Deborah Gilkey, both detectives in the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police; and his brother, John Gilkey Jr.  A former Stanton Heights resident, he graduated with honors from Peabody High School in 2000.

GySgt Schmalstieg joined the Marines in February 2001 and had served three tours in Iraq prior to his deployment to Afghanistan.  As an experienced bomb disposal technician, GySgt Schmalstieg was clearing the path for his unit when a bomb detonated and took his life.

The residents of Morningside and all of Pittsburgh greatly appreciate the service that GySgt Justin Schmalstieg provided to our nation and feel privileged to have him as the first honoree of the Morningside Mile Honoring Those Who Serve.

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