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

Saturday, May 4, 2019

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.


  • 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.

Packet Pick Up

Coming soon!

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 
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)

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

Congratulations on completing your running journey! Please click below for your 2018 Finisher Certificates.

2018 Kids of STEEL Finisher Certificate

Race certificates will be uploaded after the race.
Click here to see the official photos from our official photography partner MarathonFoto.