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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CITY OF PITTSBURGH'S NEW VIRTUAL 5K RACE

#TOGETHERAPARTPGH VIRTUAL 5K INTRODUCES NEW FORMAT FOR COMMUNITY FOOTRACE SERIES

Lace up your running shoes and get ready to take part in Pittsburgh's newest outdoor adventure this summer!

#TOGETHERAPARTPGH VIRTUAL 5K will showcase Pittsburgh’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.

The virtual race, taking place July 15 – August 15, is presented by the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events in partnership with five community footraces.

“While COVID-19 social distancing restrictions will keep the City of Pittsburgh from offering the popular community footrace series in its traditional format of five separate 5K races, we’re excited to launch a new race format this summer,” said Brian Katze, Manager of the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events. “The virtual race format enables each participant to run one of our traditional 5K courses or designate a 3.1-mile course of their choosing and then upload a time to the race website.”

Registration is now open at www.pittsburghpa.gov/events. Cost is $15/person to register and includes a commemorative race shirt sent via mail. All proceeds will support the same communities that traditionally benefit from the City of Pittsburgh’s community footrace series.

“The virtual race format enables each participant to select and run one course during the one-month period,” said Katze. “The virtual race’s flexible format enables each participant to pick a convenient date to run and allows each runner to pass familiar sights along a favorite course or to try a completely new route to discover a new area of the city.”

Visit www.pittsburghpa.gov/events for #TOGETHERAPARTPGH VIRTUAL 5K details including 5K course route offerings.

Major sponsors of #TOGETHERAPARTPGH VIRTUAL 5K are Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Allegheny Health Network, Dollar Bank and Froggy Radio.

Published

06.04.2020

Contacts

Mary Beth Mueller
Publicist
Special Events
412.351.7702
marybeth.mueller@pittsburghpa.gov
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