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2017 Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race, Fitness Walk and Kids’ Kickoff Run
September 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Race to the finish line inside Heinz Field
Steelers 5k benefits the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund
Join us for the 29th Annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race, Fitness Walk and Kids’ Kickoff Run on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, at 8 a.m. at Heinz Field. Proceeds benefit the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund.
Registration is now open! CLICK HERE to register. Online registration end at 11:50 p.m. on August 27, 2017.
MATT SPAETH TO CHAIR ANNUAL RACE
Former Steelers Tight End Matt Spaeth will chair the 29th Annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race, Fitness Walk and Kids’ Kickoff Run on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, at 8 a.m. at Heinz Field. The race benefits the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund.
ART ROONEY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Art Rooney Scholarship Fund was established in memory of the late founder of the Steelers, who died in August of 1988 after living most of his life on the city’s North Side neighborhood. The scholarship annually provides a grant to a Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic student and funds the Pittsburgh Promise scholarships for two Perry High School students. Since its beginning, the scholarship has awarded grants to more than 80 local students.
Participants will gather in front of the Heinz Field Press Gate entrance on North Shore Drive (across from the Carnegie Science Center). The course then follows North Shore to General Robinson Street, to River Avenue, before heading back to Heinz Field along Lacock Street to Mazeroski Way. Runners and walkers will follow General Robinson to Art Rooney Avenue, then enter the stadium at Gate 5 to cross the finish line inside of the stadium.
- To accommodate the anticipated large crowd, the race will employ a wave start
- Walkers must maintain a 2-minute mile pace
- Water will be available at approximately 2 mi. and in the FedEx Great Hall at the finish
Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, roller skates and roller blades are not permitted. Animals are not permitted on the course with the exception of recognized service animals.
Gatorade is the title sponsor and Nike is the official outfitter of the race. Additional event partners include Giant Eagle, UPMC, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, KDKA-TV 2, WDVE-FM and ESPN Radio 970.
For more information, please visit steelers.com/5k