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Pirates Charities 5K Home Run - Presented by Highmark and Allegheny Health Network

Pirates Charities invites runners, walkers and fans of all ages and abilities to join us on Saturday, April 18, 2015 for the Pittsburgh Pirates 5K Home Run presented by Allegheny Health Network and Highmark, and the Chick-fil-A® One Mile Family Fun Run.

Registration Options:
5K Run
  • All 5K runners will be electronically timed.
  • Chips will be pre-assigned and distributed at packet pick-up (or mailed to you, based upon your selection).
  • Staggered start times will be assigned.
  • Runners will receive a tech T-Shirt and a ticket voucher good for a complimentary ticket to any one Pirates home game at PNC Park between April 18-23.
  • For the first time in 2015, all 5K (runners, walkers, team participants) will receive a specially-designed commemorative medal upon completion of the race!
5K Walk
  • Participants are welcome to walk the 5K route.
  • Timing will not be available for walkers.
  • Walkers also receive a tech T-Shirt and a ticket voucher good for a complimentary ticket to any one Pirates home game at PNC Park between April 18-23.
  • For the first time in 2015, all 5K (runners, walkers, team participants) will receive a specially-designed commemorative medal upon completion of the race!
5K Team Challenge
  • Team of four people each running the 5K.
  • The four 5K times are averaged together for a team time.
  • Men/Women/Coed teams.
  • Team challenge participants receive a tech T-Shirt and a ticket voucher good for a complimentary ticket to any one Pirates home game at PNC Park between April 18-23.
  • For the first time in 2015, all 5K (runners, walkers, team participants) will receive a specially-designed commemorative medal upon completion of the race!
Chick-fil-A® One Mile Family Fun Run*
  • Families of all sizes are encouraged to join in the fun with a one mile course.
  • Children ages 14 and under will receive a discounted rate of $10.
  • Fee for participants ages 15 and over is $15 per registrant.
  • One Mile Family Fun Run participants will receive a specially-designed commemorative Family Fun Run T-Shirt and a ticket voucher good for a complimentary ticket to any one Pirates home game at PNC Park between April 18-23.

*All runners under 18 will need a parent/guardian to read and approve the electronic waiver of liability upon registration.

Race Packets:

Participants can pick up race packets on race day beginning at 6:30 a.m. or in advance at the Pirates Administrative Offices, located on the corner of Federal and West General Robinson Streets (please see dates and times below). Packets contain a runner's bib (for all participants), a timing chip for 5K runners only, a game ticket voucher, and a T-Shirt voucher.

Advance Packet and/or Tech T-Shirt Pick-up Dates and Times at the Pirates Administrative Offices:
  • April 11th and 12th: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • April 15th and 16th: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • April 17th: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

(Please note: The Pirates are playing on April 15th and 17th at PNC Park at 7:05 p.m.)

Route:
Map
Post-Race Party:

All participants are invited to the post-race party that will be held on Federal Street immediately following the conclusion of the race. Complimentary food and beverages will be provided!

Start/Finish Line:

The 5K and Family Fun Run will start on Federal Street and finish on the field at PNC Park.

Tech T-Shirts/Pirates Game Tickets:

All 5K participants will receive a tech T-Shirt and a ticket voucher good for a complimentary ticket to any one Pirates home game at PNC Park between April 18-23. Family Fun Run participants will receive a specially-designed, commemorative Family Fun Run T-Shirt and a ticket voucher good for a complimentary ticket to any one Pirates home game at PNC Park between April 18-23.

Top Finisher Recognition:
  • The top male and top female 5K runners in each age group will be recognized on the field prior to the Pirates vs. Cubs game on Tuesday, April 21st at PNC Park. Age groups are: under 15, 16-19, and 10 year age groups from 20-70+.
  • The top Team Challenge group in each category will be recognized on the field prior to the Pirates vs. Cubs game on Tuesday, April 21st at PNC Park. Team Challenge categories are male, female and coed.
  • #1 Pirates Fan - The participant with the most festive Pirates attire will win a customized jersey and two complimentary tickets to the Pirates/Brewers game on Saturday, April 18.
Winner Notification:

Race results will be printed and posted by 11:00 a.m. and online at pirates.com/5KHOMERUN by 1:30 p.m. Top finishers in each age group will be contacted via telephone/e-mail with instructions regarding details for the pregame recognition ceremony.

Timing Services:

Timing services for the Pittsburgh Pirates 5K Home Run are being provided by The Runner's High of Grove City, PA. Chips will be assigned upon registration.

Parking:

Complimentary parking will be available, courtesy of Alco Parking, for all participants in Lot 6. Lot 6 is located on General Robinson Street, directly across the street from PNC Park.

Volunteers:

If you are interested in volunteering to help on race day, please e-mail jackie.hunter@pirates.com.

2016 Race Notification via E-Mail:

Registration for the 2015 race ensures participants will receive early notification via e-mail regarding the 2016 race.

Cancelling a Registration:

Please e-mail jackie.hunter@pirates.com if you have registered and cannot participate in the race. Your registration fee is non-refundable.

Proceeds Benefit Pirates Charities

The Pittsburgh Pirates 5K Home Run benefits Pirates Charities, the official philanthropic arm of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pirates Charities is committed to strengthening the community by supporting organizations and programs aimed at improving the lives of children and adults in the greater Pittsburgh region. Pirates Charities places a special emphasis on supporting youth programs focused on health, fitness, and education by developing partnerships with those who share in our mission.

If you have questions, please call the Pirates Charities hotline at 412.325.4720.