Have You Ever Ran a 5K?

I had some people asking about races that were going on in the area in the next couple of months so I compiled a list of ones that are in our area and are until the end of September! There are links to either the website for the organization or links to the registration for the races. There are a bunch that are coming up so get out there and try running a 5k!

Running Green for Three Rivers

Sunday, August 29, 2010

In pursuit of environmental justice, Three Rivers Community Foundation (TRCF) is organizing a 5K Run & Walk (rescheduled from World Environment Day in June) to promote and commemorate the sustainable efforts in Pittsburgh.

Running Green for Three Rivers will sync up with the Rachel’s Sustainable Feast organized by the Rachel Carson Homestead, so that the run ends at the feast. As a participant, your entry to the Feast is covered by the cost of this event.

Cost: $15.00 ($7 goes to the Rachel Carson Homestead; the rest of the proceeds go to TRCF)

Registration: 10:00 a.m.

Starting Time: 10:30 a.m.


Gatorade/Steelers 5K

Saturday, September 4, 2010 Heinz Field

9:00 AM 5K Run/Walk

10:00 AM Kids’ Kickoff

Registration Fee:

$15 – 5K Run/Walk

$10 – Kids’ Kickoff Run

Nose Tackle Division:

The Nose Tackle Division is for men 200 pounds and over. If you are competing in this division, you will need to be weighed the morning of the race.

Start Times:

5K starts at 9am

Kid’s Walk starts at 10am

Kid’s Kickoff Run:

The Kids’ Kickoff Run is a non-competitive 40-yard dash for kids ages 9 and under on the field in the south end zone.

Event Description:

The 5K Race is a competitive event sanctioned by USA Track and Field with a 3.1-mile level course on the North Side highlighted by a spectacular finish on the Heinz Field warning track.

Gatorade is the title sponsor of the race. Associate sponsors include Giant Eagle, Dean Dairy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, KDKA-TV 2, WDVE-FM, Fox Sports Radio 970 and UPMC St. Margaret Sports Medicine.

Proceeds from the race go to the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund, which was established in memory of the late founder of the Steelers who died in August of 1988 after living most of his life on the North Side. Each year a $12,000.00 scholarship in Art Rooney’s name is presented to a graduating senior from each of the three high schools on the North Side — Oliver, Perry and North Catholic.


Run Around the Square (Regent Square)

Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 8:15 AM

Regent Square
901 Milton Street, Corner of Milton and Henrietta

Registration Fee: $19.00 for 5K and $12.00 for Fun Run and $8.00 for Friendly Leashed dogs (in Fun Run ONLY!)

Registration Closing Date

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 8:59 PM

Brief Description

Join us for the 28th Annual Run Around the Square! First 3/4 mile through Regent Square streets with plenty of friendly cheers; second 2 1/2 miles through Frick Park trails.


The Great Race Pittsburgh

Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 8:30 AM local time

5K-Oakland, 10K-Frick Park


$18 thru Sept. 3rd, $25 thereafter

Registration Closing Date

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 9:01 PM

The 33rd running of the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.  The Great Race, established in 1977 as a 10K race by the late Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri, has grown to include the 5K run/walk, running clinic, two-day exposition and children’s race.

The 14,000 limit will include combined registrants for 5K run/walk and 10K run on September 26.


Beat the Heat

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Time: Registration begins at 7 AM. Race begins at 8 AM.

Entry Fee: $15 on-line or postmarked by August 14; $20 after August 14.

Location: Race starts and ends at Sloan Elementary School, Murrysville, PA.

Hosted by The Franklin Regional Soccer Boosters


The Bethlehem Project’s 5th Annual 5K “Home Run”

September 6, 2010 Lynch Field, Greensburg, PA

Registration begins at 7:00 AM Race begins at 8:30 AM

All proceeds from this event benefit The Bethlehem Project, a ministry of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg that helps to prevent homelessness in Westmoreland County.

Join in this 5K run/walk through downtown Greensburg, starting and finishing at Lynch Field in Greensburg, PA. The course is designed for both serious and amateur athletes, young and old, tall and short, runners and walkers.

The course is designed for everyone!

Entry Fees By August 21st — $17.00 August 22nd to Race Day — $20.00


Footsteps in Faith

Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Irwin Park 
Pennsylvania Avenue and Chestnut Street

The Footsteps in Faith 5K and 1 mile fun walk benefits Genre’s Kids with Cancer Fund, a nonprofit organization formed late in 2009 in honor of Genre Baker who was eight years old when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Our mission is simple – to assist families living through childhood cancer in any way we can, emotionally, financially, and spiritually.

Both adults and children will have the option to register for either:

5K Run (Chip Timed) –

5K Walk –

1 Mile Fun Walk

Registration Fee

Prior to July 28, 2010 (discounted rate) $20.00 – Beginning on July 28, 2010 (including race day registration) Adults $25.00

Child Registration Fee

Children 3 & Under are free and not required to register. Child (12 & Under) 5K Chip Timed: Prior to July 28, 2010 – $15.00 After July 28, 2010 ( including race day registration) – $20.00. Child (12 & Under) 5K Walk and 1 Mile Fun Walk – $10.00.


American Cancer Society 12th Annual Fight For Life

Saturday, November 20, 9:00 AM

Apollo, Pa

5K Run/Walk

Registration Fee: $15.00 Before November 1st $20.00 After November 1st

All proceeds benefit ACS 2011 Relay For Life

Pittsburgh 5K Oral Cancer Walk & Run 2010

September 18th, 2010

9am – 2pm

Riverview Park, Pittsburgh 159 Riverview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15214

Registration Fee: $20 per walker/runner


You can visit Running in the USA website to find even more races in our area to participate in!


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