Lace up your running shoes in August and take part in three community footraces presented by the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events.
BROOKLINE BREEZE 5K RUN & FITNESS WALK -- Travel through the Brookline business district before concluding with a downhill finish that’s a “breeze.” Saturday, August 10, 9 a.m., Brookline Memorial Park.
HISTORIC HILL 5K RUN, WALK, & RIDE -- Take on this challenging course through the Hill District. Saturday, August 17, 8:30 a.m., Centre Avenue & Crawford Street.
RUN AROUND THE SQUARE -- Race through neighborhood streets before finishing in Frick Park’s Fern Hollow. Saturday, August 24, 9 a.m., Henrietta Street & Milton Avenue, Regent Square.
For information about these community footraces -- and all City of Pittsburgh special events -- visit www.pittsburghpa.gov/events, follow @PghEventsOffice on Twitter, LIKE @PghEventsOffice on Facebook or call the Special Events hotline at 412-255-2493.
CHILDREN ENCOURAGED TO TAKE PART IN "ON YOUR MARK WITH HIGHMARK YOUTH SERIES" Highmark partners with the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events for a healthy activity — "On Your Mark with Highmark Youth Challenge" — to encourage children to take part in the City of Pittsburgh Community Footrace Series by either running or walking the 5K distance. Each child age 6 to 12 who completes one footrace in the City of Pittsburgh Community Footrace Series — or each youth age 13 to 18 who completes two of the community footraces — receives free registration to The Great Race 5K on September 29 courtesy of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.