Saturday April 8 2017
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New Balance Girls on the Run 5k Changes Venue

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The ninth annual New Balance Girls on the Run 5K will take place on Sunday May 22nd at 9 AM at Hartwood Acres. The new venue will provide a scenic yet challenging one-loop course starting near the concert stage at Hartwood.

Nearly 800 Girls on the Run participants from around southwestern Pennsylvania will complete the 12-week character development program by running the 5K.

Although there will be no official scoring or results, there will be a finish line clock. All participants wear bib #1, and everyone who finishes will receive a finisher’s medal.

This event is open to the public and  the post-race party will include games, face painting, music, raffle prizes, and other fun activities for the whole family.

The Kids Ribbon Race 50 yard dash for children ages 7 and under will be run in heats by age group after the 5K runners are finished.

Proceeds from the New Balance GOTR 5K benefit Girls on the Run at Magee-Womens Hospital. More than 170 GOTR Councils  across the  U.S. and Canada are working with girls in grades 3-8 “to educate and prepare them for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.”

Can’t make it to the race in Pittsburgh? The New Balance GOTR 5K series will host over 100 events across North America this year. Girls on the Run International and all of its councils are 501c3 non-profit organizations.

Online registration is available at To volunteer for this event or for more information visit or call 412-641-6636.

In addition to program support, this event is made possible thanks to the following sponsors: Magee-Womens Hospital Medical Staff, SecondSole, UPMC Sports Medicine, UPMC Health Plan, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, KidSPORTS Magazine, Radio Disney, Volunteer Service Board Magee-Womens Hospital, Eat N Park, Adagio Health, Panera & Paragon Foods.