#TOGETHERAPARTPGH "VIRTUAL 5K" JULY 15 - AUGUST 15, 2020
PRESENTED BY: City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events in partnership with five community footraces
BACKGROUND: On May 15, Mayor William Peduto announced changes to the 2020 City of Pittsburgh’s schedule of summer events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to social distancing restrictions, the Community Footrace Series will not occur in its traditional format (5 separate races), however, a combined virtual race option is launching in summer 2020.
OVERVIEW & FORMAT CLICK HERE FOR RACE FLYER
OVERVIEW: #TOGETHERAPARTPGH VIRTUAL 5K will showcase the City’s scenic parks and diverse neighborhoods by bringing together five beloved community footraces – Brookline Breeze, Greenfield Glide, Historic Hill 5K, Regent Square Run Around the Square and Riverview Park 5K – in an exciting new format.
Run a 5K course – options include one of the five traditional courses, a new course showcased on the website or a course you develop yourself – or gather the family and run one of the shorter "fun run" courses.
All registered participants will receive a souvenir race shirt via mail. Shirts will be mailed week of August 17.
FORMAT: Registered participants will run the course of their favorite community 5Ks or a course of their choosing that equals 5K (3.1 miles) during "Race Month" of July 15 - August 15. Pass familiar course sights or discover new areas of the city. Make it a true race experience by reporting your time!
RACE TIME: CLICK HERE if you want to report your race time.
TRADITIONAL 5K COURSES:
Brookline Breeze – Sprint through Brookline business district
Greenfield Glide – Run through the trails of Schenley Park
Historic Hill 5K – Enjoy challenging course through Hill District
Riverview Park 5K – Sprint through forested parkland
Run Around the Square – Travel through neighborhood before finishing in Frick Park’s Fern Hollow
NEW 5K COURSE: Greenfield Glide 2020 Course Option – Start/finish in Greenfield in addition to running through the trails of Schenley Park
links above to download all course maps
REGISTRATION REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED FOR THIS RACE
BENEFITS: $15/person to register. Proceeds from the race will support the same community organizations that traditionally benefit from the City of Pittsburgh’s community footrace series: Brookline Food Bank / Brookline Recreation Center / Brookline Teen Outreach / Frick Environmental Center / Greenfield Community Association / Meals on Wheels / Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy / Regent Square Civic Association / Wilkins School Community Center.
Special thanks to major race sponsors Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Allegheny Health Network, Dollar Bank and Froggy Radio.
Thanks also to African American Leadership Association / Allegheny Regional Asset District / Camp Bow Wow / Crawford Ellenbogen LLC / D‘s Six Pax & Dogz / Dive Bar / Donald W. Beck, DPM / East End Food Co-op / Ed's Auto Service / Jay Costa for State Senate / Joe George Window Cleaning / Kefalos & Associates / Law Offices of Kathleen D. Schneider / The Loft / Murphy's Taproom / Neighborhood Allies / Pennsylvania American Water / Petagogy / Premier Medical Associates / Pro Knitwear / Regent Square Civic Association / Stahl Plumbing / The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School / Wise /Woomer & Talarico, LLC Attorneys at Law / WYEP.