Race Schedule

Below is the race schedule for Elite Runners Race Management. All events on this schedule are timed and/or managed by ERRM. Events are being added daily so be sure to check back often to see the newest events.

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May
DateTitleLocationDistance
May 14
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Team Alex 5K, 5M
North Park Boathouse5K, 5M
Details

The proceeds from the previous races have helped the Team Alex Fund award over $100,000 in grants to kids!

 

The Team Alex Fund, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization created to help other children, like Alex, who suffer from spinal cord illness or injuries.

 

If you would like more info about the Team Alex Fund please visit our website www.teamalexfund.org or send us an email to contact@teamalexfund.org

 

OFFICIAL REGISTRATION LINK

https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=19192

 

SPONSORSHIP INFO:

http://teamalexfund.org/images/2016%20Sponsorship%20form.pdf

 

RACE INFO:

The 5K and 5 Mile races will start at the North Park Boathouse at 9:00 AM on Saturday 5/14. Plan to arrive by 8:30 AM

 

North Park Boathouse

339 Pearce Mill Road

Allison Park, PA 15101

Each participant will receive a race day t-shirt (provided they pre-register by 4/16)

 

Race will include certified course measurement and computer timing

Indoor restrooms available

 

REGISTRATION PICKUP:

 

Friday 5/13

Elite Runners & Walkers Robinson Town Center

1108 Park Manor Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15205

 

Saturday 5/14

North Park Boathouse starting at 7:30AM

 

 

POST RACE INFO

Post-race festivities will include food/beverages for participants, a DJ for entertainment, an awards ceremony, and a huge Chinese auction with prizes ranging from gift certificates to signed sports items.

 

AWARDS

Medals for top 3 in each age group in each race and trophy and gift certificates for first place overall male, female, male masters and female masters in each race, along with medals and gift certificates to the overall second and third place male, female, male masters, and female masters in each race.

 

50 YARD DASH

There will also be a 50 yard dash for kids 6 and under. The dash will be held following the 5K/5 mile races and prior to the awards. All kids participating will receive an award. Please enter the number of kids who will be in the dash on the registration page. There is no charge for the 50 yard dash, but donations will be accepted.

 

TEAM CHALLENGE

There will also be an adult team award. This award will go to the team that raises the most money. Each team will need to nominate a captain for the fundraising contest to consolidate all the money raised and turn that in on race day. Please list your team name when you register.

 

ALEX'S STORY

On October 20 2009, four year old Alex Brown's life was suddenly changed. After complaining about neck pain, he woke up with a fever and could not stand up. At Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh he was diagnosed with having an extremely rare Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Hematoma. The mass caused spinal cord compression leaving Alex paralyzed and weak. This made him susceptible to H1N1 which he later contracted while in the PICU. Alex was 100% ventilator dependent and on a feeding tube for nutrition. He was hospitalized for seven months and one week with four months of the stay at The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh.

 

Six years later Alex has made significant progress. He no longer needs a feeding tube and breathes normally without a trach. He is currently in 4th grade and has a full schedule of PT, OT, aqua therapy and acupuncture. Alex is very involved in adaptive sports such as baseball, handcycling, tennis and his favorite sled hockey. He also competes on the St. Alphonsus Track Team. He continues to shows signs of improvement and his family is very encouraged and is focused on recovery. Alex has spent the last 3 summers at Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery at the University of Louisville. The team of researchers and doctors use locomotor training as the primary method of therapy. He is being followed by their doctors and will be going again for sessions this summer, too. Alex has been able to participate in the Team Alex Fund races with the help of his dad. The last few years Alex rode his handcycle and plans to do the same this year. Alex continues to approach life with a positive attitude, a big smile and with a contagious winning spirit.

 

More info about the Team Alex Fund can be found here http://teamalexfund.org/

May 21
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Raccoon Creek 5K Walk and Run
Raccoon Creek State Park Beach Parking5K
Details

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The Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park will be holding our first annual 5K Walk and Run

on May 21, 2016.

5K Registration:

$25 EARLY BIRD Registration on or before April 1

$35 Registration after April 1

 

5K Course Description:

The 5K race is sanctioned by the USA Track and Field Association and will be a combined trail and road

race. Start and finish lines are at the beach parking lot in Raccoon Creek State Park.

 

All pre-registered participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

 

Awards:

Cash awards will be given to the 1st place overall male and female finisher.

The Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park is a 501c(3) certified non-profit organization that focuses on

raising funds and providing volunteer assistance for the purpose of improving our park, providing

environmental education programs, and encouraging individuals to use the park for recreational

activities.  All profits for the upcoming race will go towards installing a new playground at Raccoon Creek

State Park.

 

Race Description:

The start line is located on the lower parking lot next to the Shower/Bathroom Pavilion.

Runners/Walkers will begin traveling west through the lower parking lot, loop to the upper lot, and

continue towards the Beach Access Road, turning right to enter. The Beach Access Road features an

ascent of 300ft over a distance of 1 kilometer leading up to Raccoon Park Road. Upon Exit,

Runners/Walkers will pass Water Station #1 and cross Raccoon Park Road, turn left and travel along the

roadside towards the Cross Country Ski Trail entrance on the right. Participants will then travel along

Cross Country Ski trail, pass through the Cross Country Ski/Heritage intersection, and continue around

the Cross Country Ski Loop. Near the end of the loop, runners/walkers will approach the merged Cross

Country Ski/Heritage Trail (White and Blue Blazes) where they will turn right. This section will be

traveled approximately 1 kilometer to the Cross Country Ski/Heritage trail split. Taking the left split to

continue on Cross Country Ski trail, runners/walkers will then reach Water Station #2 and Raccoon Park

Road. Continuing on, cross Raccoon Park Road and re-enter Cross Country Ski trail straight ahead that

leads to the Old Pavilion Area. When arriving at the Old Pavilion Area, turn right and travel around the

outer rim (counterclockwise) until entering the trail leading back to the Beach Area on the right. Here

the trail will descend back to the beach parking lot and finish line.

 

Notes for Participants:

The course will be marked with pink ribbons and all turns/intersections will be manned by volunteers

and marked with biodegradable spray paint. Participants are welcome to come and walk/run the course

prior to the event.

 

In 2015 we successfully installed a new playground near the overnight camping area, which received a

positive response from park visitors.  We are looking forward to having a second playground installed in

2016.

 

By participating in this event you will be helping us achieve our mission of making every family’s trip to

our beautiful park more enjoyable for children and to encourage further youth interest and participation in

outdoor activities.

 

To register, visit the Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park website at

www.friendsofraccoon.org

or Elite Racing at eliterunnersracing.com.

May 21
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Miles of Smiles 5K
Boyce Park5K
Details

Serving Other Souls (S.O.S.), a non-profit organization comprised of students from Franklin Regional Middle School, presents the 8th Annual "Miles of Smiles" 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk
on Saturday, May 21th, 2016 with the 5K starting at 9 a.m. and the 1 Mile Fun Walk starting at 9:05 a.m.

Over the last seven races, the Miles of Smiles 5K, aka the "Miles of Smiles for Sunny" events have raised over $95,000 for its race namesake, Sunny Carney, and others fighting terminal
or life-altering, degenerate diseases. Sunny's legacy of fighting an incurable disease with grace, dignity, and courage is what made her a living legend in this and other communities.
Over the last seven years, the Miles of Smiles 5K net proceed's have benefited families of Sunny Carney, Lorri Nixon (2), and Kristin Croyle, Bruce Linhart, Susan Pinal, and the Miracle League of Western PA.

To honor the memory of Sunny, Kristin, and Susan, the fight that Lorri endures, that Bruce overcame, and the amazing cause that the Miracle League serves, SOS has found an 4 new families to assist that are all battling forms of cancer.. The net proceeds of the 8th Annual Miles of Smiles 5K will be split (25% to each) to benefit the families of Stephen Johnston, Christine Laliberte, Brian Stroupe, and Robin Wareham. Here is a quick bio on each family.

Stephen Johnston, 52, of Murrysville was diagnosed with rare and aggressive type of bladder cancer in Nov 2015. Stephen had his first surgery in Dec 2015, and he will start treatments starting in Feb 2016. Stephen is married to his wife, Kathy, and their children are Ethan (15), Zack (12), and Jonah (9). Their son, Zack, has attended SOS events, such as the Homeless Shelter Clothing Donation trip.

Christine Laliberte, 50, of Murrysville was diagnosed with rectal cancer in Sept 2014. Christine has endured several surgeries and chemotherapy over the last 1.5 years. Christine has also dealt with the complications of suffering a stroke, needing a ileostomy bag due to surgery, and multiple severe infections. Christine lives with her daughter, Tori (14) and has 3 older children. Tori has been SOS member for 2 yrs.

Brian Stroup, 46, of Murrysville was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in Jan 2011. Brian has endured multiple surgeries and chemotherapy over the last five years. Brian just recently started another chemotherapy after being off for three months. Most likely, Brian will have to endure another surgery this year. Brian is married to his wife, Lisa, and their children are Conor (13), Emily (11), and Alayna (9).

Robin Wareham, 51, of Murrysville was diagnosed with rectal cancer in Nov 2015. Robin began treatment for her cancer shortly after that. She was briefly hospitalized with complications of her treatment, but she found a way to persevere through and hopes to complete treatment in Aug 2016. Robin is married to her husband, Jeff and their children are Matthew (15) and Michael (13). Michael is in SOS.

You can view more of the stories or pictures of each family that SOS has donated to or is donating towards at our race website: SOS Miles of Smiles Homepage

Our 5K and 1 Mile Walk is more than a sporting event, it is more like a carnival atmosphere. We will have a Chinese auction with tons of themed basket that in past years have included Samsung smart phones and tablets. SOS will be selling donated baked goods at our bake sale that includes coffee from Dunkin Donuts. We look forward to spending time
with you on May 21 to share in the joy of witnessing to each other that we can make a difference in the lives of others if we offer our time, talent, or treasure.

Event Start Location
Boyce Park Ski Lodge (inside Boyce Park) off of Center Road (front entrance). Peirson Run Road (rear entrance) will be closed morning of the race. Day of Race Registration and Day of Race packet pick-up start on 5/21/16 at 7:30 AM until 8:45. Opening ceremonies will be from 8:50 - 8:55, with an 9:00 start that will be prompt. The 1-mile walk will start at same point at 9:05.

Course Description
Miles of Smiles 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run will start near the Boyce Park Ski Lodge. SOS runs the same course that the Stampede 5K runs in Boyce Park annually each July. We will start within the parking lot loop of the ski lodge, and the first portion of the race is a loop and a half around the parking lot of the lodge. At that point, the race turns into the heart of the park. The race proceeds past the entrance of the park off of Center Road to the turn around point in the race near the back entrance of the park off of Pierson Run Road. Once the turn around is reached, the race really ramps up with multiple down hill stretches that really allow a runner to go for a PR if they wish!

Awards
The Miles of Smiles 5K will recognize the top 2 overall male and female runners of the race. In addition, we will award Masters winners for the fastest male and female 40 years or older. SOS will also award first and second place in the following classes for both males and females: 9 & under; 10-14, 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 & over

Packet Pickup / Expo
Packet pickup will be on May 20,2016 at Elite Runners and Walkers store (they share the building with ProBikes, to the left of the AT&T building) from 11 AM to 7 PM..(Click link on map "directions" to start. Enter your address where it states "Choose starting point" and then click "details" to view directions to Elite Runners and Walkers in Miracle Mile.
Day of race packet pick-up will from 7:30 AM til 8:45 at the Boyce Park Ski Lodge. Opening ceremonies will be from 8:50 - 8:55, with an 9 AM start that will be prompt.

Timing / Results
Elite Runners Race Management will provide their timing chips. The chips must be worn on the show of the runner so that a proper time is recorded. Results will be posted at a website to hosted by Elite Runners Race Management within 24-48 hours of race and of course at the event itself.

Post Race Activities
Please stick around after the race for snacks and drink. Our music experts will pumping out fun sounds leading up to our awards ceremony. Our post race awards ceremony should
start by 10:15 and you can count on being on your way by 10:45 to 11 AM.

Weather
Our event will go off rain or shine and there are no refunds that we can offer if the conditions are less than favorable.

May 21
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mars Band on the Run
Mars High School5K, 10K
Details
The Mars Area Band Boosters, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce the Eighth Annual "Mars Band on the Run" 5K Run/Walk, & 1K Children's Fun Run to be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016. All proceeds raised from the race will be used to support the dedicated students and instructors of the Mars Area High School Marching Band.

The Mars Band on the Run 5K/10K has quickly become a “Must Do” race among race enthusiasts in the Tri-State area.
We are moving the race to an 8:55 am Start Time (10k) and 9:00 am (5k).
We are continuing the 10 K race for the 2016 event and expanding on the features for the KID's FUN RUN.

NEW FOR 2016: WE ARE IMPLEMENTING A MUCH STREAMLINED AWARDS DISTRIBUTION. AWARDS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE AFTER RACE PARTY AS SOON AS RESULTS HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED.

We are excited to offer the ChronoTrack Timing System.

Both the 10K and 5K promise to be first class events, well organized, entertaining, and of course, the post-race party is “Out of this World!” Both races are sanctioned by USA Track and Field Association and are supported by the communities of Adams Township, Middlesex Township and Valencia Borough. Members of the Mars High School Marching Band and other Mars School District musicians will play the National Anthem at 8:50 a.m. and provide entertainment along the 5K and 10K routes.

Please note: As per the USA Track and Field Association’s safety rules: No dogs, strollers, or in-line skates allowed on the course.

All 5K/10K runners pre-registered by April 30th are guaranteed a quality commemorative short sleeve tech-shirt. Late registrants will receive shirts while supplies last...so register early.

5K/10K Registration:
EARLY BIRD thru FEB 14th $ 18.00
$21 online or postmarked by April 1st
$25 postmarked April 1st thru May 15th or online April 1st thru May 18th midnight OR at Packet Pickup May 20th
$28 in person Race Day

1K Children's Fun Run Registration:
$9 postmarked by April 1st (not available for online registration)
After May 1st $11.00 thru Race Day

Event Start Location
Mars Area High School, 520 Route 228, Mars, PA 16046

Course Description
5K Course Description
A great route for runners and walkers. The course is a 5k (3.1 mile) "loop" course through the rolling hills and countryside of Butler County. Most of the course is on rural roads in Adams Township with the approximate halfway point lying in Valencia Borough. A water station is available mid-course.
To view the 5K route map go to here (View route full screen, satellite image)

10K Course Description
This course is designed for runners who are tired of flat runs. A scenic route takes you through parts of Middlesex and Adams Townships as well as Valencia Borough. You will run on paved country roads and through two new neighborhoods. There are rolling hills and one challenging climb from mile 1.9-2.6. Most of the course is separate from the 5K route but the start and finish are the same. Water stations will be three water stations along the course.
We ask that all runners be capable of maintaining approximately a 13 min/mile pace or faster due to time restrictions set by the Middlesex and Adams Township Police. There will be rolling road closures/openings.
To view the 10K route map go to here (View route full screen, satellite image)

Awards
5K Awards
Top 3 M & F overall
Top 3 M & F Masters (40 & above)
Top 3 M & F in the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+.

Finisher ribbons for all 5K participants 14 and under

5KTeam Challenge
Top Corporate and Open Team Challenge: Teams of 3-5 runners. The fastest 3 times are used to calculate the winners. Each team member should enter the "team name" in the information section during online registration.

10K Awards
Top 3 M & F overall
Top 1 M & F Masters (40 & above)
Top 3 M & F in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+.

Packet Pickup / Expo
2 Days for Packet Pickup and Registration:

May 20th from 11am until 7pm at Up-N-Running Specialty Running and Walking Center on Route 8 in Middlesex Twp. (1095 Pittsburgh Rd, 16059). Registration is $25 at the store.

Race Day 7:00 am - 8:45 am at Mars High School

Participants picking up their packets at Up-N-Running will receive a 15% in-store merchandise discount (valid 5/20/2016 only).

Bibs with Tracking will be issued with packet.

Timing / Results
CHRONO TRACK TIMING by Elite Running Racing Services. For 2016 we will continue to use Start and Finish Line mats. Chrono Tracking Timing chips will be distributed at packet pickup. Results posted on the timing services website (www.eliterunningracing.com) and www.marsband5k.com

Post Race Activities
There will be an “Out of this World” Post Race Party complete with music at the finish line, great food & DJ (cafeteria), streamlined awards distribution (cafeteria); door prizes will be drawn and posted in the cafeteria before the race is over; The major prizes (TBA) drawings will be drawn in the cafeteria during the after-race party. Winners must be present to claim the prizes.

Weather
The race will be held rain or shine.

Directions
The race starts and ends at the Mars Area High School @ 520 Route 228, Mars, PA 16046
Directions from Points South of the PA Turnpike

Take I-79 North to the Route 228/Mars exit (Exit 78). Turn right at the end of the ramp and proceed on Route 228 for approximately 6.5 miles to the Mars High School on the right.

Directions from Points North of the PA Turnpike

Take I-79 South to the Route 228/Mars exit (Exit 78). Turn left at the end of the ramp and proceed on Route 228 for approximately 6.5 miles to the Mars High School on the right.

Directions from points West of I-79

Take the PA Turnpike to exit 28. Follow the signs for I-79 North to Erie. Get on I-79 North. Stay in the right lane and immediately take Exit 78 for Route 228 and Mars. Turn right at the end of the ramp and proceed on Route 228 for approximately 6.5 miles to the Mars High School on the right.

Directions from points East of Route 8.

Take the PA Turnpike to the Butler Valley/Route 8 exit. After going through the toll booth, bear right off the ramp and proceed onto Route 8 North. Follow Route 8 North for approximately 6 miles to Route 228. Turn left at Route 228. Proceed approximately 2 miles to the stop light. The High School entrance is just ahead on the left.

Parking
Arrive early to park. Parking will be available at the High School, Primary and Elementary School parking lots. The Elementary/Primary Center Lots are 1/8 mile west of the high school. Shuttle bus service will be available from the elementary school and will run on a 5-10 minute schedule. First bus starts at 7:15 am. Last bus 11:45 am. You can also park at the Middle School and walk across at the light.

May 28
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dormont Dash
Dormont Pool5K
Details
June
DateTitleLocationDistance
June 4
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A Run Through the Woods
Hoover Elementary School5K, 1M
Details
June 5
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Roller Coaster Race 5K/10K
Kennywood Park5K, 10K
Details

Sun, June 5, 2016

8:00 AM
5K Run/Walk – Run or walk as you weave your way through the park, around and under some of their world-famous coasters at this USATF-sanctioned race. Snag your medal at the finish line, then join us for post-race refreshments, DJ, and award ceremony.

10K Race – Run this scenic course through the park and surrounding areas. Race is USATF sanctioned and followed by post-race refreshments, DJ, and award ceremony. Prize money for top 3 male and female overall finishers, finisher medals for all!

10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Roller Coaster Ride – Not a runner? Or just love coasters? RIDE your way to 5K victory on roller coasters. We’ll track your coaster rides throughout the day, and anyone riding a total distance of 5K wins a Roller Coaster Ride custom medal!

Deadlines

Get a Free Ride! – First 200 runners to register for 5K/10K + Roller Coaster Ride will receive the Ride event for free!
Mar 31 – Early-bird pricing ends
Apr 20 – Last day for guaranteed shirt size
Apr 30 – Prices increase
May 31 – Last day to register online

Cost

Registration is open! Click here here to register now!

Event 1st 200 Runners Thru Mar 31 Thru Apr 30 Thru May 31 On site*
10K Race $55 $55 $60 $65 $70
10K + Roller Coaster Ride $55 $75 $80 $85 $90
5K Run/Walk $50 $50 $55 $60 $65
5K + Roller Coaster Ride $50 $70 $75 $80 $85
Roller Coaster Ride $45 $45 $50 $55 $60

Registration limits: Races – 2,000 total; Roller Coaster Ride – 600.
Once events are full, charity registrations may be offered that include a built-in charity donation.

*Registrations taken at packet pickup as space allows.
*No event-day registrations for the 5K/10K.

Discounts

The following groups get a discount that will be applied during the registration process.

  • Active duty, retired military, and veterans ($5 off)
  • Season pass holders & park employees ($15 off, park ticket not included)

Valid ID is required when picking up race packet; only one discount per registrant.

Refer a friend, get $2 back!
Share your trackable referral link with friends & family after you register. For every friend who registers through your link, you’ll receive $2 back! For complete referral details, visit our FAQ page.

Host Hotel

Stay with other runners and coaster enthusiasts at our host hotel, The Courtyard Pittsburgh West Homestead/Waterfront. Enjoy a discounted room rate, free parking, and convenient on-site packet pickup. Want more information? Visit ourtravel page!

Park Tickets

A park ticket to Kennywood is included with every event registration. Ticket valid Sunday, June 5.

Additional tickets may be purchased for $29 through registration or at packet pickup prior to the event.

Charity Fundraising

When you fundraise on behalf of one of our charities, we create a personalized fundraising page for you to get you started. Direct your friends and family to this page so they can donate to the cause!  If you don’t plan to fundraise, you can still make a donation along with your registration. Learn more by visiting our charity page.

We are proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh as our local race charity. Donate today and help us start something BIG!

June 8
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Summer Outdoor Series
Algonquin Pavilion in Settler's Cabin Park5K, 5M
Details

Summer Outdoor Series Logo

Join us this week at the Algonquin Pavilion in Settler's Cabin Park.  The $10 cost includes pizza, various beers and water, PLUS chip timing for either event!

Additionally, there will be surprise appearances from several of our shoe vendors who might provide prizes and/or shoe testing.  Don't miss out!

(Check out our Facebook page for more information as we get closer to the event date.)

"We run this town!"

-Elite Runners Race Management staff

 

June 11
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Live Like E 5K
Butler, PA5K
Details
June 11
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Run on the River
Derek Kotecki Memorial Park5K/10K
Details
June 11
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pittsburgh Melanoma Foundation 5K Run/Walk
South Park5K
Details

Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Annual Pittsburgh Melanoma Foundation 5k Run/Walk.  We formerly worked as a chapter of Miles Against Melanoma from 2012-2014, and had our 1st 5k as the Pittsburgh Melanoma Foundation in 2015.

We look forward to seeing you all on June 11th! The race will begin at 9:00AM on Corrigan Drive (near the black and yellow playground) in South Park.  More information will be sent closer to race day about packet pick up.  Thank you all so much for your support!

Event details and schedule

South Park

Parking lots surrounding the race course

Corrigan Drive

After party in Edgebrook Field

9:00 AM Starts

Pets on leashes and strollers are permitted.

June 12
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
I've Got Your Six 6K
Collier Park6K
Details

Join us for the 5th Annual I've Got Your Six 6k! Run, walk or ruck your way through 6 kilometers that begins in Collier Park and ends on the lovely Panhandle Trail. All proceeds benefit the VALOR Clinic Foundation which is a Pennsylvania based charity that helps struggling and homeless veterans!
Check out our website for more information or register today!

June 12
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Run for the Rec
McKnight Village5K
Details

Register now for the fourth annual Run for the Rec 5k Run/Walk on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the McKnight Village Recreational Center on Henderson Road in Ross Township.  The Run for the Rec is a fund raiser the McKnight Women's Club began to help fund safety and infrastructure improvements to a local park and recreation facilities. This is an inexpensive family friendly 5K, where participants can compete, jog, walk, hop, skip, or even stroll. It is a great event for participants at all levels and ages, from fast competitive runners to babies in strollers. The race starts and ends at the REC playground.

 

This is one of the lowest cost 5Ks around the Pittsburgh area, with entries starting at $15 for an individual. To encourage the whole family to come out and participate, a $35 family entry rate is available, if registered by May 15th.  After May 15th, individuals can still pre-register for only $20 and families for only $50.  T-shirts are given to everyone registered by May 15th.

 

Medals will be awarded to the Overall top Men’s and Women’s finishers, PLUS 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals will be awarded in six separate Men’s and Women’s age categories.  The band, Time Tested, will be on hand to entertain.

 

June 15
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Summer Outdoor Series
Oakdale Trailhead5K, 5M
Details

Summer Outdoor Series Logo

Join us this week at the Oakdale Trailhead across from Oakdale Community Center.  The $10 cost includes pizza, various beers and water, PLUS chip timing for either event!

Additionally, there will be surprise appearances from several of our shoe vendors who might provide prizes and/or shoe testing.  Don't miss out!

(Check out our Facebook page for more information as we get closer to the event date.)

"We run this town!"

-Elite Runners Race Management staff

June 18
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rally for McNally 5K
OLSH High School5K
Details
June 18
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Have a Hand in Hope 5K Steel Run
Aliquippa, PA5K
Details
June 19
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Peace. Love. Run. 13.1 & 5K
North Park Boathouse13.1, 5K
Details

Unlike the majority of hospices serving the Pittsburgh area, Catholic Hospice & Palliative Services is a not-for-profit hospice program. This allows Catholic Hospice & Palliative Services team members the opportunity to focus on the patient, and not the bottom line. Catholic Hospice & Palliative Services serves people of all faiths, embracing the whole person – body, mind and soul.

Founded by hospice professionals who truly understand the sacred journey of their patients, Catholic Hospice & Palliative Services believes that, much like the care we receive as newborns when entering this world, we deserve the same love, care and comfort at end of life. It’s about focusing on the quality of life each and every day.

Catholic Hospice is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Peace Love Run 13.1 & 5K Run to be held on Sunday, June 19, 2016. All proceed raised from the race will be used to support the services of Catholic Hospice & Palliative Care.

We are excited to offer the ChronoTrack Timing System for 2016.

Both the 13.1 and 5K promise to be well organized and entertaining. Participants can expect music, food, prizes and much more at the race. Come celebrate Father's Day in a special way!

Half-Marathon: 7AM

5K: 7:45a.m.
Packet Pick-up Hours
Friday, June 17th between 4-7p.m.
Saturday, June 18th between 11-2p.m.
Where: New Balance Pittsburgh (next to Whole Foods)
10616 Perry Hwy.
Wexford, PA 15090
Store Phone: 724-940-2400
Race Day: 6-7:30a.m.

Awards for the 13.1 & 5K will breakdown as follows:
Top 3 Male and female overall finishers.
Top M & F Masters finisher. No duplication.
Top 3 M & F in the following age groups. 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64,65-69, and 70+.
All Half-marathon finishers will receive a finishers medal.

If you are unable to participate in the race but wish to make a general donation, click here:
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Course Marker Tribute Donation: The Catholic Hospice and Palliative Service Team invite you to contribute in a special way to the 5th Annual Peace. Love. Run. 13.1 and 5K event on Sunday, June 19th.
 
For a donation of $25, we invite you to share your loved one's name that will be placed along the race course. This will allow runners and spectators the chance to see what their own contribution is benefiting, as well as allow for a gentle reminder of the Mission of our organization during the race.
 
Your contribution will not only benefit our patients who are facing a life-limiting illness, but you will also have the chance to honor your loved one that has passed away. Click here to make your Tribute Donation. (Add your loved one's name under the "Add special instruction to the seller").
SCRR Pace Team
The Steel City Road Runners will be offering Pace Leaders for the Half Marathon. Pace times (minute per mile) will include: 7:00, 7:30,8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 13:00.

Contact Race Director: Melissa Migliaro at:
melissamigliaro@gmail.com

June 22
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Summer Outdoor Series
Settlers Cabin Park5K, 5M
Details

Summer Outdoor Series Logo

Join us this week at the Algonquin Pavilion in Settler's Cabin Park.  The $10 cost includes pizza, various beers and water, PLUS chip timing for either event!

Additionally, there will be surprise appearances from several of our shoe vendors who might provide prizes and/or shoe testing.  Don't miss out!

(Check out our Facebook page for more information as we get closer to the event date.)

"We run this town!"

-Elite Runners Race Management staff

June 25
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Hell Hath No Hurry
Settlers Cabin Park10K, 30K, 50K, 50M
Details
50 Miler - Start Time: 6:00 AM on Saturday, June 25, 2016
50K - Start Time: 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 25, 2016
30K - Start Time: 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 25, 2016
10K - Start Time: 8:00 AM on Saturday, June 25, 2016
Finish - All events end at 8:00 pm;  
All runners must begin last lap by 6:00 pm;

Rules

  • Awards will be given to the top Male and Female racer in each category.
  • All runners will receive hand crafted finisher award for completing the race they registered to run.  No switching of race distance during race, please don't ask to do it.
  • All events end at 8:00 PM, all participants must leave park by sunset.
  • No littering.
  • No whining.
  • All rules are subject to enforcement and subjective decision of Race Director.  
Trail
  • All races will start and finish at the Alonquin Groove at Settlers Cabin park.
  • The trail will be a 10K loop, runners must run direction specified by race director.  
    • The direction of travel may change during the course of the race. 
  • Terrain will primarily be single track trail with minimal road crossings.
  • There will be hills, mud, vegetation, and/or other obstacles. 
  • Trail will be well marked, but it is up to each racer to navigate his/her own way.  
  • Their will be one primary aid station at the Start/Finish line and one Fluid / Minimal aid station at the approximate halfway point of the loop.  
  • Below is a GPS Map with elevation of the tentative course for 2015.  
HHNH-2015

Written Description of Trail

Starting at Algonquin groove run North, up the hill and cross over Papose drive towards the Gilbert Love shelter.   Continue to end of Gilbert Love shelter parking lot and pick up the red trail which continues north along edge of field and up the hill towards Bayer Road.  Trail makes slight right at top of road onto old park road and continue for 200-300 feet before turning left and descending onto red trail.  Trail continues through gully and does multiple switch backs with very slight up and downs.  Trail eventually ends up on Greer Road and the start of the Red Trail at approximately 0.3 miles.

Cross over Greer Road and follow Red Blazes down the trail descending into the woods and away from Bayer Road.  Red trails descends sharply at first and then levels out and continues through wooded and open sections.  Follow sign to the Lake Route and then end up back on Red Trail.  Continue on Red trail all the way to Old Greer Road, which is looking more like a passable road due to some recent construction.

Continue Straight/East over Old Greer Road onto trail heading uphill.  Trail comes to a T at top of hill and turn left to continue climbing up the trail.  This section of trail runs parallel to Old Greer Road and is not blazed.  Continue following this trail until it comes to a T at the start of the Purple Trail.  At this point go up hill and take a right onto unblazed trail which eventually drops back onto the purple trail.  Continue on purple until it intersects with Green.  Take the green trail and then look for trail to the right which goes down to a water fall.  Cross over stream and look out for green blazes up the hill.  Keep your eyes focused on the ascent to your right, with the trail eventually becoming very steep and deeply rutted.  Plod on for about 0.25 miles and you will soon be rewarded with the intersection of the blue trail and more nice wide flat runnable trail.

At the top of the green trail make a right on the blue trail and continue approximately 0.75 miles until the trail comes out into an open field and tennis courts.  Make a left BEFORE the tennis courts and continue up the hill in the field.  This section of trail in not blazed and not part of the blue loop.  Towards the top of the hill the trail snakes to the left to continue its ascent towards the parking lots of the Chipewa/Flint grooves.  Make a sharp right at the top of the hill and continue past the Mohawk shelter running through an open area along the tree line.  Eventually the field comes down to where the blue trail is again intersected by making a right back into the woods. Follow the blue trail another 0.3 miles until it makes a steep decent.  At  the bottom of the hill make a sharp left to continue up an un-blazed trail to arrive back at the Algonquin Shelter and one complete loop of the Hell Hath No Hurry 2015 Course.

 

June 25
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Swissvale Mile
Dickson Elementary School1 Mile
Details
June 29
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Summer Outdoor Series
Oakdale Trailhead5K, 5M
Details

Summer Outdoor Series Logo

Join us this week at the Oakdale Trailhead across from Oakdale Community Center.  The $10 cost includes pizza, various beers and water, PLUS chip timing for either event!

Additionally, there will be surprise appearances from several of our shoe vendors who might provide prizes and/or shoe testing.  Don't miss out!

(Check out our Facebook page for more information as we get closer to the event date.)

"We run this town!"

-Elite Runners Race Management staff

July
DateTitleLocationDistance
July 2
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Township of Moon 5K
Moon Park5K
Details
July 4
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thomas J. Witt Memorial 5K
Crafton Park5K
Details

5K Time

7:00 AM Registration

8:00 AM Firecracker 5K Run/ Walk

5K Fees

$20 Advance Registration (deadline June 18th)

$24 Regular Registration (deadline July 1st)

$28 Late Registration- Day of Race (July 4th)

Make checks payable to: Crafton Celebrates Send with completed entry to: Crafton Celebrates 100 Stotz Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15205 email: craftoncelebrates@gmail.com

Divisions for 5K

Each runner will receive a finisher’s medal. Top three men and women finishers in each category will receive a place medal.  First place overall (men and women) will receive a victory trophy.

under 10 40-49
10-14 40-49
15-18 50-59
19-24 60-69
25-29 70+
30-39

S/S tech T-shirt for early registrants OR a $10 gift certificate to Elite Runners!  Other registrants will receive a  T-shirt based on size and availability.

July 4
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Brentwood Firecracker 5K
Brentwood Towne Square5K
Details

LOCATION:
Race begins and ends at Brentwood Towne Square Area at 9AM.

REGISTRATION/FEES:

  • Late February - May 31st - $18 EARLY BIRD RATE
  • June 1st - 28th - $20 
  • June 29th - July 4th  (Race Day)- $25
  • JUNIOR RACERS (11 & Under) $10 ($15 on Race Day)
  • Runners registering on Race Day must do so between 7:00am - 8:30am in Brentwood Towne Square

TIMING SYSTEM:
This event will be scored by Elite Runners Race Management using the B Tag Disposable Chip Timing System with Chronotrack Live.  In your race packet, runners will be issued a computer chip (integrated into your bib), to be worn throughout the race.  Special mats at the finish will record the time for each chip.  
RACE BAGS:
Pre-Registered Packets include a T-Shirt and SOUVENIR (while available).  

PACKET PICK UP DATES/TIMES:
Brentwood Library - Brentwood 

Saturday, July 2nd (11AM - 4PM)

 

Elite Runners & Walkers - Robinson Twp.
Elite Runners & Walkers - Monroeville
ProBikes - Bethel Park

Wednesday, June 29th (10AM-7PM)
Thursday, June 30th  (10AM-7PM)

Friday, July 1st (10AM-7PM)

Brentwood Towne Square - Brentwood  - RACE MORNING

Monday, July 4th (7AM-9AM)


SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION:
Are you interested in getting your business involved in this year's race? Sponsorship opportunities are available as a great way to highlight your support of the community!  See the 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities.

 
TO REGISTER:

Registration is NOW open!  Click the link to reserve your spot in this year's race!

Paper entry forms will be available in late April/early May if you prefer to mail in your registration.

PRIZES:
All registered runners are eligible for the drawing.  Over $2,000 in prizes to be raffled. Winners will be selected by a random drawing by bib number immediately after the race inside Brentwood Towne Square.  Winners must be present and sign for their prizes.

AWARDS:
Trophy and cash award to Top 3 overall Male & Female finishers ($400, $300, $200 respectively).  Trophy and cash award ($100) to Top Male and Female Master (age 40+).  Trophies to the first Brentwood Male and Female.  Trophies to the first 3 finishers in each age group.

AGE GROUPS:
MEN & WOMEN
11 and under        40-44
12-14                      45-49
15-19                      50-54
20-24                      55-59
25-29                      60-64
30-34                      65-69
35-39                      70 & over

Awards Ceremony immediately following the race in the Brentwood Towne Square Area.  Unclaimed Awards will be kept at Brentwood Library.  Winner is responsible to pick up Award.

COURSE:
Rolling out and back course along the famous Brentwood Fourth of July Parade route along Brownsville Road.  Check out a map of the course online.

POST RACE ACTIVITIES:
Refreshments, popsicles, beer (it's our tradition), awards, door prizes, and music in Brentwood Towne Square.

SPECIAL NOTES:
For your safety, as well as for other runners: NO PETS, BICYCLES, OR SKATES.  Baby strollers must begin in the back of the crowd.  Disability runners need to notify director before July 1.  Runners are encouraged to arrive early.  There will be limited parking. GIANT EAGLE WILL BE OPEN.

The Brentwood Firecracker 5k Run was the dream of the late Mayor Jim Joyce and Jim Rohm. The race kicked off the huge celebration and provided additional revenue for the parade/fireworks.

When former Mayor Ron Arnoni and Race Director Janice Boyko assumed the leadership in 1998, the tradition continued. Each year the race donates a sizeable contribution to the 4th of July Committee and a rotating charity (Special Olympics, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, MS, and the Salvation Army, to name a few).

When Mayor Ken Lockhart came aboard, we continued to provide a first class event and distribute our proceeds. Our main benefactor remains the 4th of July Committee. Since 2007, the Disabled Veterans has become our designated charity. In addition, several local organizations and a Brentwood scholarship are awarded.

In 2015, financial support was given to the Brentwood Food Bank, Disabled American Veterans, 4th of July Committee, Brentwood Library, and Brentwood High School Team Noctis.

July 4
9:00 AM
Hampton Firecracker 5K
Hampton Community Park5K
Details
July 9
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Eleonore Rocks 5K
Sardis, OH5K
Details

This event consists of a 5K Race/Walk and 1-Mile Kids Fun Run (ages 4-10), supporting the Eleonore Rocks Foundation in donating high quality rocking chairs to hospital NICUs throughout the country. Each participant of the 5K will receive an event T-Shirt, and participants of the fun run will receive a participation medal.

Awards will be given for both the top overall male and female runners AND walkers, as well as for the top three male and female runners AND top two male and female walkers in the following age group categories: Under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

July 13
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Summer Outdoor Series
Settlers Cabin Park5K, 5M
Details

Summer Outdoor Series Logo

Join us this week at the Algonquin Pavilion in Settler's Cabin Park.  The $10 cost includes pizza, various beers and water, PLUS chip timing for either event!

Additionally, there will be surprise appearances from several of our shoe vendors who might provide prizes and/or shoe testing.  Don't miss out!

(Check out our Facebook page for more information as we get closer to the event date.)

"We run this town!"

-Elite Runners Race Management staff

July 16
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Race 4 Maureen
North Park Boathouse5K, 1M
Details
July 20
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Summer Outdoor Series
Oakdale Trailhead5K, 5M
Details

Summer Outdoor Series Logo

Join us this week at the Oakdale Trailhead across from Oakdale Community Center.  The $10 cost includes pizza, various beers and water, PLUS chip timing for either event!

Additionally, there will be surprise appearances from several of our shoe vendors who might provide prizes and/or shoe testing.  Don't miss out!

(Check out our Facebook page for more information as we get closer to the event date.)

"We run this town!"

-Elite Runners Race Management staff

July 27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Summer Outdoor Series
Settlers Cabin Park5K, 5M
Details

Summer Outdoor Series Logo

Join us this week at the Algonquin Pavilion in Settler's Cabin Park.  The $10 cost includes pizza, various beers and water, PLUS chip timing for either event!

Additionally, there will be surprise appearances from several of our shoe vendors who might provide prizes and/or shoe testing.  Don't miss out!

(Check out our Facebook page for more information as we get closer to the event date.)

"We run this town!"

-Elite Runners Race Management staff

August
DateTitleLocationDistance
August 3
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Summer Outdoor Series
Oakdale Trailhead5K, 5M
Details

Summer Outdoor Series Logo

Join us this week at the Oakdale Trailhead across from Oakdale Community Center.  The $10 cost includes pizza, various beers and water, PLUS chip timing for either event!

Additionally, there will be surprise appearances from several of our shoe vendors who might provide prizes and/or shoe testing.  Don't miss out!

(Check out our Facebook page for more information as we get closer to the event date.)

"We run this town!"

-Elite Runners Race Management staff

August 10
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Summer Outdoor Series
Settlers Cabin Park5K, 5M
Details

Join us this week at the Algonquin Pavilion in Settler's Cabin Park.  The $10 cost includes pizza, various beers and water, PLUS chip timing for either event!

Additionally, there will be surprise appearances from several of our shoe vendors who might provide prizes and/or shoe testing.  Don't miss out!

(Check out our Facebook page for more information as we get closer to the event date.)

"We run this town!"

-Elite Runners Race Management staff

August 14
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
3rd Annual Two Face 10K
North Park Boathouse10K Road, 10K Trail or both
Details
August 17
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
SOS 08/17/16
Oakdale Trailhead5K, 5M
Details
August 20
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Verland State of the Heart 5K
Hartwood Acres5K
Details

On Saturday, August 20 at beautiful Hartwood Acres, Noveome Biotherapeutics will host the first annual State-of-the-Heart®5-K Race and Walk. With Highmark Health as a lead sponsor, this race will be one of the final organized events to provide a warm-up opportunity for the popular City of Pittsburgh Great Race in September.

 

The State-of-the-Heart® 5-K Race and Walk will benefit Verland, one of our region’s largest providers of services for people with severe disabilities.  All proceeds from this inaugural race and walk will be used for housing, rehabilitation, health services, and medical care for Verland’s clients, who comprise the most vulnerable and affected population in our region.  This event will help to provide the vital support needed to enable Verland to fulfill its mission to . . . Establish, support, operate, and sustain the best possible programs for the holistic well-being of the individuals whom we serve, without prejudice.

 

Noveome Biotherapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage company focused on breakthrough therapies for the regenerative repair of inflamed or damaged tissues.  The company, originally founded as Stemnion, Inc., is located in Pittsburgh near the Southside Works.  Noveome is passionate about growing its business in Allegheny County and helping the region to become a world leader in biotherapeutic research and development.  Noveome is proud to partner with Verland Foundation to help raise awareness for those with needs in our community.

 

September
DateTitleLocationDistance
September 10
8:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Charleroi Little Great Race
Charleroi, PA5K
Details
September 10
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Morningside Mile
Morningside, PA1 Mile
Details
September 11
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Heitz of Heaven 5K Run/Walk
Robert Morris Sports Center5K
Details

Join us on Sunday, September 11, 2016! The Heitz of Heaven 5K Run/Walk is a fast and flat course on Neville Island in Pittsburgh. Great race for the competitive runner trying to set a new PR, for beginners just starting out, or for a fun family experience. Post race party includes food, music, and awards.

September 17
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Paul George School XC Invitational
George School Philadelphia5K
Details
September 17
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Run for Their Lives 5K
North Park Boathouse5K
Details

The 8th Annual Western Pennsylvania Hemophilia Walk will take place at the Boat House in North Park on Sept 17th, 2016 at 10:00 am. We would like to thank all of our supporters for making this event such a huge success. Your fundraising efforts make it possible to provide educational programs, advocacy, and patient support to families and individuals with bleeding disorders in 26 counties of Western Pennsylvania. Every dollar makes a difference!

Contribute to the cause by Walking and Fundraising with your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and even your dogs. Register a Team that raises an average of $25 or more per team member and your team can design its own Team T-shirt at no cost to you! The t-shirts will be entered into a contest where participants can vote on their favorite shirt by putting money into the corresponding jar. The winner of the Team T-shirt design contest will be displayed at the Hemophilia Center of Western Pennsylvania for one year.

NEW THIS YEAR!
We will also be having a corn hole competition this year!

This community event will include raffles, gift baskets, free treats, water and entertainment for all ages. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in this fun filled day in beautiful North Park.

Fall weather in Western Pennsylvania can be unpredictable but the highs are mostly in the 60’s or 70’s and lows in the 30’s and 40’s.

WPCNHF will also hold the 7th Annual Run For Their Lives 5K the same day! Run Registration begins at 7:30 with start time at 8:30am. Come for the Run, stay for the Fun!

September 18
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Determination Dash 5K Run/Walk
HealthSouth Harmarville5K, 1M
Details

The second annual Determination Dash 5K/1 mile Run/Walk at Healthsouth Harmarville is a celebration of runners and walkers of all abilities taking place on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

Your participation will help support our Patient Care Fund. Our Patient Care Fund allows us to help our patients with the purchase of equipment and other needs not covered by the patient's insurance. We established this fund because we believe our patients deserve the opportunity to regain independence regardless of their insurance provider and personal financial situations.

Event Start Location: on the grounds of Healthsouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital
9:00 am Hand Cyclists & Runners with a disability
9:05 am 5K/1 mile Family Fun Walk
Awards Ceremony directly after the races

Healthsouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital
320 Guys Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Age group awards will be given out:
Top 3 male and female in each age group as follows: U19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
In addition the top 3 overall winners for both male and female will receive an award.

No awards will be mailed out post race. Please stick around for the awards ceremony. All unclaimed awards will be available at Healthsouth Harmarville for 3 months post race.

Post Race Activities
Please stick around for an AMAZING POST RACE PARTY including great music, delicious grilled food & fun!

Cost: $25 5K, $15 1 mile
Both include a long-sleeve tech shirt and goody bag.

Parking:
FREE parking on the grounds of Healthsouth Harmarville

Packet Pick-up will be held at Healthsouth Harmarville
Friday 9/16 noon-7pm
The morning of the event 7:30-8:45

October
DateTitleLocationDistance
October 1
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
JC Stone 50K Trail
North Park50K
Details
December
DateTitleLocationDistance
December 11
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Trot for Tots 5K/10K
Oakdale Trailhead5K
Details

For more information on how Elite Runners Race Management can help you host the most successful race or event possible call (412) 490-0881.