The Morningside Mile is a one-mile run/walk to promote fitness and build community through physical activity. The event is held in honor of those who courageously serve our country and communities. Each year, the Morningside Mile will recognize one individual from the Morningside area who has served our country and/or its citizens admirably. That individual or his/her next of kin will have the privilege of choosing the race charity for the same year.

This Year’s Honoree is Sergeant Damian Duggan

Damian and his family moved to Morningside in 1993 when he was nine years old, and he soon began attending St. Raphael’s Elementary School. Damian resided in Morningside until he enlisted in the United States Army in 2008. Since completing basic training, Damian’s service has taken him all over the world, including to his recent deployment in Afghanistan. Although Damian’s base is in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he maintains close ties to many of his Morningside friends and his sister Shannon, who
nominated him for this honor.

The Morningside Mile recognizes the incredible bravery and selflessness that Damian displayed by volunteering for the Army during a period when American troops faced dangerous conditions in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and for the work he does everyday to keep innocent men, women and children safe, whether he’s on a tour of duty overseas or back in the United States acquiring new skills and knowledge for his next assignment. We appreciate the sacrifices that Sgt Duggan and his family have made so that others can be free and are proud to have him as the 2012 Morningside Mile honoree.

Damian has chosen the Wounded Warrior Project to be this year’s primary race beneficiary. The Wounded Warrior Project is a national non-profit organization that organizes awareness, programs and aid to uplift injured service men and women. Seventy percent (70%) of the race proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project and 30% will stay in the community and be managed by the Morningside Area Community Council.

Please join us for the 2nd annual Morningside Mile on Saturday, September 8, 2012 to show our appreciation to Sgt. Duggan and all of the Morningside residents past and present who serve our neighborhood, our city, and our country.



Early Bird Fee (Before midnight July 31, 2012)

Registration Fee (August 1-31, 2012

Late Registration Fee (September 1-8, 2012)


16 years of age and older





Between 5 and 15 years of age





Up to two adults plus children living in one household




Family Dog

People- and dog-friendly dogs on leashes only




New This Year – Bring Fido Along!
Register your dog for the Mile! Each dog will receive a onesize-fits-most race bandana. Dog must be registered and on leash at all times, and must walk with a registered adult (18+ years old). One dog per adult – no exceptions. Dog owners are responsible for the behavior and clean-up of their pet.

Get Involved!!
To join the race planning committee or volunteer on the day of the race, write to If your business would like to sponsor the race (sponsorship levels range from $100 to $1,000), write to or call 412-204-7410.