If you’re among the faithful that perennially run the Morningside Mile, there’s good news. After attaining their fundraising goal to renovate Fire Station 19, Rich Chey who founded the race has turned over the reins to the Morningside Lenox Park Associations (MLPA) and Virginia-Highland Civic Association (VHCA).
While Rich Chey will stay involved, the two neighborhood associations are organizing the race with a new focus. Plans are to use the funds raised to make improvements to the commercial corridor along North Highland spanning both neighborhoods. To highlight the change in focus, the course will follow N. Highland from the YWCA to Morningside Village—but don’t worry, it’s still only a mile. It’s the only competitive one-mile race that has cash prizes and great SWAG, so go to morningsidemile.com to learn more and sign up.
Runners will be followed by walkers, strollers and a bicycle procession that ends up at a block party in the Morningside Village parking lot. Get creative and plan your decoration for your bike or stroller. There will be prizes for the best designs.
Everyone is invited to the block party featuring a live band, dancing, beer, drinks, and activities for all ages. Food will be available from local restaurants. So make plans now to attend the best party of the Spring with the best neighbors in Atlanta, Sunday, March 25, after the race-7:00 PM.
Volunteers are needed to help with the event!
By Marti Breen, MLPA Board Member