Friday, October 12, 2012
Act now through Dec. 31.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a fitting time to let local runners and walkers know that discounted "Early Bird" registration is available through Dec. 31 for the 2013 Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure. The annual event, which will be headquartered on Flagstaff Hill at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill South neighborhood next May 12 normally costs $30 (5,000-meter timed run) and $25 (untimed events) for non-breast-cancer-surviving adults. But "Early Birds" can knock $5 off of all registration fees. A full list of normal fees is available here. According to a news release, over 250,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, and over 40,000 will die from it. Susan G. Komen for the Cure-…
Friday, April 27, 2012
Here are results from last Saturday's trail series at Boyce Park in Plum.
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Friday, April 27, 2012
By Tim Holmstrom, Yes Endurance Sports High spirits were not even slightly dampened by early morning rain showers in the first event of the YES Endurance Trail Series last Saturday. The moist, single track, terrain in the park was challenging and fun to negotiate for all the enthusiastic participants. Trail runners chose from 5k, 10k or 10-mile routes. The wet climb, up the ski slopes and Indian Hill, made for a very challenging morning for the 10 mile racers. All 10-mile finishers were awarded the coveted YES Series medal; 5k and 10k finishers were awarded Re-glo, See-Me belts at the finish. Participant Matt Graver stated, “Great course! Seriously, it was a very well-designed, challenging course. The cooler temps and rain added to the …
Saturday, August 20, 2011
The deadline is approaching for this popular neighborhood run, which will be held this year on Aug. 27.
Races in Regent Square don’t have water breaks along the route—they have beer breaks. The 29th Annual Run Around the Square begins Aug. 27 with a 1.5 mile fun run throughout the neighborhood at 8:15 a.m., followed by a 5K walk/run at 9 a.m. that winds through the Frick Park trails. A neighborhood staple, the event brings in runners and participants from across the country. This run is set apart from the majority of competitive races because of its character—musicians and entertainment play along the trails as runners pass by and volunteers hand out cups of beer as well. At the finish line, D’s Six Pax and Dogz provides hot dogs—and more beer. Donna Bour, Run Around the Square’s race director, said the board of all-volunteers who handle the…