Mogadishu Mile

1 Mile

Event Date

Sun, Oct 5, 2014


Parkville, MD

About This Activity


On October 3-4, 1993 Task Force Ranger encountered unexpected resistance while trying to apprehend Soumali warlord Mohhamed Farah Aidid.  In the events that followed two Blackhawk helicopters were shot down and a fierce firefight ensued.  18 US military personnel, including: Rangers, Delta Force operators, 10th Mountain Division soldiers, and members of  the 160th SOAR died in the fighting (one more fatality was accounted for the Malaysian army).  The battle of Mogadishu ended with the remianing forces making their way to a randevouz point, known as the Mogadishu Mile.

We remember this event and honor the warriors who fought in it by walking a Mile in their honor.


Participants in the event MUST wear tactical attire, including: BDU type pants and boots.  We enoucrage participants to also wear a tactical kit (vest), helmet, and any other tactical gear they see fit (including gas masks, plate carriers, etc.).  Stretchers with dummies will be on site to be carried as well.  NO WEAPONS ALLOWED!

Event details and schedule


We are proud to partner with the Blue Steel Stampede, a 10k trail race taking place that morning on the same site.  We encourage participants to sign up for both events.

Blue Steel Stampede Sign-up:

Runners participating in the BSS can sign up for the Mogadishu Mile for only $5!  Use promo code provided by BSS adminsitrators.

The Mogadishu Mile will commence after the BSS has concluded at 11am.  The course is a wide trail march.

All participants must be on site no later than 10:30am.  Make sure to bring your ID with you and present it at the event tent.

Event is scheduled to conclude at 11:30am.  The event will be followed with a raffle for prizes and silent auction items.


FROM WEST-From IS 695 "Inner Loop" take exit 29A to light and make LEFT onto Cromwell Brdg Rd. Park is 1 mile on left.Take the SECOND Entrance " Willow Grove"into the park.FROM EAST-From IS 695 " Outer Loop"take exit 29B to Cromwell Brdg Rd. to light and make left at Cromwell Brdg Rd. Park is 1 mile on left.Take the SECOND Entrance " Willow Grove" into the park.Google map:


Sign ups AFTER Sept. 21, 2014, including race day registrations are NOT guaranteed to receive a race shirt. Shirts are ordered three weeks in advance and the total number of shirts is a estimation. Shirts availible while supplies last. Park will open at 0700 and race day reg. will start at 0730. Payment will be ONLY CASH or CHECK.

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