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STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR #TOGETHER APART PGH VIRTUAL RACE

There's still time to register for Pittsburgh's newest outdoor adventure -- the City of Pittsburgh's new #TOGETHER APART PGH VIRTUAL 5K!

Registration is open through Friday, July 31, at www.pittsburghpa.gov/events/footraces

The virtual footrace showcases 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 monthlong format taking place through August 15.

“While COVID-19 social distancing restrictions are keeping the City of Pittsburgh from offering the popular community footrace series in its traditional format of five separate 5K races, we’re excited to offer a new race format this summer,” said Brian Katze, Manager of the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events, which organizes the virtual race in partnership with five community footraces. “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. We also offer three family-friendly shorter courses as another option to take part.”

Cost is $15/person to register and includes a commemorative race shirt sent via mail. All proceeds will support the 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.

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

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

#TOGETHERAPARTPGH VIRTUAL 5K is sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield / Allegheny Health Network / Dollar Bank / Froggy Radio / 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.

Published

07.24.2020

Contacts

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