#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
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 – then report your time and receive a souvenir race shirt via mail.
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. Then each participant will upload a time to the race website and will receive a commemorative race shirt in the mail. Enjoy passing familiar course sights or discover new areas of the city.
TRADITIONAL 5K COURSES: Brookline Breeze – Sprint through Brookline business district / Greenfield Glide – Run through the trails of Schenley Park / Historic Hill – Enjoy challenging course through Hill District / Riverview Park – 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
SHORTER COURSES: Shorter routes also available in Brookline (1 mile), Hill District (1 mile) and Regent Square (1.5 mile)
check back this summer to download course maps
REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
BENEFITS: $15/person to register. Proceeds from the race will support the same communities that traditionally benefit from the City of Pittsburgh’s community footrace series.
Thanks to major race sponsors Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Allegheny Health Network, Dollar Bank and Froggy Radio.