Pittsburgh 5K RunPresented by UPMC Health Plan | UPMC Sports Medicine

Saturday, May 5, 2018

8:00 AM

The UPMC Health Plan/ UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run is a wonderful way for families to participate in the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events. This event is the culminating race for Spring Kids of STEEL participants following our 5K training plan.


  • This race has sold out in the past so don't delay in registering
  • All registered participants receive a race shirt, finisher medal and goody bag
  • Make sure you choose your Kids of STEEL site during the registration process
  • Children 13 and younger must have an adult with them on the course. See registration rules below for additional details.
  • Price is $30 per person until November 23; $40 person person November 24-February 28 and $50 per person March 1 through race weekend
Register Here

Packet Pick Up

You have two opportunities to pick up your race packets: 
  • Friday, May 4, 2018 - visit the UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run booth at the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center between 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018 - visit the Packet Pick Up tent near the 5K start line on the North Shore between 6:30 AM and 8:45 AM. The tent is in Gold Lot 4 near the corner of West General Robinson Street and Mazeroski Way.
If a participant is unable to pick up a packet in person during regular GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo hours, someone else may pick up on the participant's behalf. The person picking up the packet is required to provide their photo ID and a completed packet pickup slip

NEW THIS YEAR!!! Race numbers will be sorted by RACE NUMBER and not alphabetically. You will receive a confirmation email prior to race weekend. Please bring the number with you so you know which line to stand in. There will be places to look up your number at the Expo, however, there may be a wait to look up the number. 

If you will pick up race items on Saturday morning, please bring the number with you. There will be a LIMITED area to lookup numbers and the line may be long.

Course Description, Rules and Time Limits

Course Description 

The UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run begins on the North Shore and runs through the Northside before crossing several bridges 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 
NEW COURSE THIS YEAR! Click here to see the 2018 5K Course

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 for the 5K)
  • Paper/mail-in registrations will not be accepted after January 1, 2018

Course Rules 

  • Strollers/baby joggers, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, roller skates and roller blades are not permitted on the course 
  • Animals are not permitted on the course
  • Headphones connected to a media device 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 to traffic, 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. 

​Results and Awards

Award Rules

  • 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 3-4 weeks post-race for awards to be mailed out
  • Overall category winners are not eligible for age group awards

Finishers Certificates and Photos

Click on the event below to download your 2017 finisher certificate. 
UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run

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