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Kick off a weekend of races with the UPMC Health Plan / UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run.  Enjoy 3.1 miles of city streets, cross over one of the many beautiful bridges in Pittsburgh and reach your goal at the official DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon finish line in the heart of downtown. 
Saturday, May 5, 2018
5K Run Start
8:00 AM
Nov 24, 2017 - Jan 9, 2018
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Course Description

The UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run begins on the North Shore and runs through the North Side before crossing the Roberto Clemente bridge and finishing at the official finish line downtown.

  • USA Track and Field certified course
  • Fluid and medical aid stations are positioned along the course 
  • Water and Gatorade will be offered at every fluid station 
Turn-by-turn directions for the course can be found here.

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10 Years Running
We will be marking #10YearsRunning from now until the weekend of May 4-6, 2018, but that’s not all we will be celebrating. This milestone anniversary gives us a chance to commemorate so much more from the past decade and beyond. 
Steel Challenge
Are you planning on a warm-up run Saturday, May 5?  Then join us for the annual STEEL CHALLENGE.  Run the 5K on Saturday and the Marathon, Half Marathon or Marathon Relay on Sunday - and earn a special bonus medal!
Run For A Reason
Connect your passion with purpose and commit to fundraise for a meaningful cause close to your heart.  Charity registration is now OPEN for the 2017-2018 season. Each official charity sets their own fundraising. Check out our many charity partners.
Make Pittsburgh your spring 2018 race. Rally your running club members to register and unlock great pre and post-race perks! Now in it's third year, the Running Club Rally is a discount and perks program available to all running clubs and groups.

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Additional Race Information

Packet Pickup is located at the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo between on Friday, May 4, 2018. Click here for Expo hours and location. Look for the UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run booth.

You may also pick up your race number, shirt and bag on race morning, Saturday, May 5, 2018, near the start line on the North Shore starting at 6:30 AM.

Please note that 5K participants will not receive a race packet confirmation ticket ahead of time. Race numbers will be sorted and picked up alphabetically by last name. 

Pick Up For Another Participant

Participants may authorize another individuals to retrieve the race packet on their behalf. The individual picking up the packet is required to show (their own) photo ID and a complete packet pickup slip. 

Registration Rules
  • No refunds or deferments of entry fees
  • Participants 14 years old or older may run on their own
  • Participants 5-13 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian (child and parent/guardian must both be registered)
  • Paper/mail-in registrations will not be accepted after January 1, 2018
Course Rules 
  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, baby joggers, strollers, roller skates and roller blades are not permitted on the course 
  • Animals are not permitted on the course
  • Headphones (iPods, mp3 players, CDs, tape walkmans, radios, etc.) are discouraged 
Course Time Limits

City streets, police offices and support are contracted for specific times and cannot be extended. Participants must meet at least a 14:00 min/mile pace.

If you cannot adhere to the scheduled time/pace per mile listed on the schedule, you must move to the sidewalk so traffic can resume. If you choose to continue after the course has reopened, there will be no medical support, fluid stations, or course marshals at intersections, and the course will no longer be marked. Participants after that time will not be guaranteed a time or medal. 


Award Rules
All finishing participants will receive a finisher medal.
Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers for the 5K in the following age categories for men and women: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+
  • Age category awards are based on chip time, not gun time. 
  • Age category awards will be mailed once official race results have been submitted. Please allow three to four weeks post-race for awards to be mailed out.
  • Overall category winners are not eligible for age group awards.
Race Results/Finishers Certificates

Congratulations to all of the 2017 participants! Click here to view results for Saturday, May 6, 2017.  

  • Finisher Certificates are now available and can be found here.  
  • For results from 2009-2012, please click here.
  • For results from 2013-2016, please click here.

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Click here to see the official photos from our official photography partner MarathonFoto. 

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