Morningside Mile Needs Police Volunteers

The Morningside Mile Honoring Those Who Serve is in search of City of Pittsburgh Police Volunteers for the September 14th event held in Morningside. The City of Pittsburgh is requiring a total of 14 police officers to be present for the mile long race.  Roll call is at 7:30AM. Race starts at 8:30AM.

Every volunteer officer helps reduce the cost of the race and helps to contribute more to this year’s beneficiary, Wounded Warrior Project. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information please contact Alana Rykala Delaney at 412.874.7440.

Officer names need to be submitted by Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 8:00PM.

2nd Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser

A special evening of fun benefiting the Morningside Mile!

The Morningside Mile Committee invites you to attend the 2nd annual Comedy Night Fundraiser featuring Gene Collier, Jimmy Krenn, and Mike Wysocki right here at the Morningside VFW!

When: Friday, August 9th Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:30pm

Where: VFW on Morningside Avenue, 1820 Morningside Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Tickets: $20 in advance  (Paypal, at the VFW, or by calling Alana Delaney at 412.874.7440), $25 at the door. 

21 and over ONLY.

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2013 Morningside Mile


It’s time to start planning for the third annual Morningside Mile, and we could use your help!

1) Attend a volunteer information session to learn how you can help with one of the Morningside Mile planning committees. Contact Alana Rykala Delaney for event details: 412-874-7440 or

2) Each year the Morningside Mile honors one individual from the Morningside area who has served our country and/or its citizens unselfishly in the face of crisis. Nominate a local hero (police officer, emergency medical technician, soldier, etc.) who you believe deserves this distinguished honor. Nominations must be submitted no later than February 15th. Nomination forms may be found here  or picked up at the Morningside VFW at 1820 Morningside Ave. or State Rep. Dom Costa’s Office at 6808 Greenwood St.

3) Save the date for a a spaghetti dinner to benefit the Morningside Mile on Sunday, March 3rd from 3pm to 6pm at the Morningside VFW.

Presentation of Check to Wounded Warrior Project

The Morningside Mile will present the Wounded Warriors Project with a check for over $4,000. The Morningside Mile donation to WWP helps thousands of Wounded Warriors – and their families – as they return home from the current conflicts.

The check presentation will be on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 8:00PM at the Morningside VFW – Post 3945.

2012 Morningside Mile

Thanks to the efforts of the Morningside Mile Committee, the Morningside VFW Post 3945, and our sponsors (see below) this year’s Morningside Mile was a huge success. Despite the rain, everyone had a great time.

See a slideshow of photos from the event here.


Morningside Mile Award Winners
Morningside Mile Award Winners

Please support our sponsors to thank them for helping make the Morningside Mile such a great event!

Parking and Street Closures on September 8th for Morningside Mile

The race course and affected streets will be the same as last year. The list below outlines all of the streets which will be affected and in what way.

  1. The Race Course – Cars will not be able to park along the race course from 7:30am to approximately 9:00am on race day (Saturday, September 8, 2012.)
  2. Villanova Road and Bossart Street – Cars may park on the street, but will not be able to drive to or from these blocks during the race.
  3. North of Greenwood Street (1800 and 1900 blocks of Chislett and Antietam, 6900 block of Greenwood, Bishop, Standish, Manistee and Witherspoon) – Cars will be able to park on the street, but vehicles will not be able to pass through the intersection of Greenwood and Chislett during the race time. Gael Way will be open for those who need to exit.

In the case of any emergency at a home along the course or that is blocked by the course, the race will be paused and emergency vehicles will be allowed to proceed uninhibited.

If you are disabled or a senior citizen and need assistance making arrangements, please contact the Morningside Mile Committee at 412- 204-7410 or

Morningside Community Day

Saturday, September 8, 2012 following the Morningside Mile

10am – 1pm at Heth’s Field

Join Morningside Mile runners and walkers, as well as other Morningside residents for our neighborhood’s annual Community Day. Activities for kids and adults include music, a Bounce Castle and snacks.

Do you have an idea for Community Day or want to volunteer? Contact Nan Pischke at or 412-638-0963.


MACC Updates

The July MACC meeting will be cancelled in observance of the 4th of July Holiday. Wave your flags and enjoy your holiday!

Please mark you calendars for National Night Out on August 7th. We are discussing hosting block/porch parties that night as an opportunity to get to know your neighbors. More details to come.

We are looking for a coordinator to organize the events and activities for Community Day following the Morningside Mile. Please let us know if you are interested!

Morningside Mile Night at Chili’s

Come join us for Morningside Mile Night at Chili’s in the Waterfront.  Bring this flyer with you and Chili’s will donate 10% of sales you bring in to the Morningside Mile!

When:  Tuesday June 5, 2012 4-9pm

Where:  Chili’s at the Waterworks, 855 Freeport Road

We look forward to seeing you there!  Make sure you print this flyer and bring it with you in order to support the Morningside Mile!