PITTSBURGH — July 19, 2022 — The Mario Lemieux Foundation and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation announced today that registration is now open for the 10th Annual Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk presented by Highmark. This year’s event is 10 Years and Running and will feature both in-person and virtual options. The race will be held in-person on Sunday, October 9, and virtual participants can run or walk their 6.6K anywhere, anytime, between July 19 and October 9. All proceeds benefit the cancer research and patient care initiatives of the Mario Lemieux Foundation, as well as the youth initiatives of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.
The in-person 6.6K run (4.1 miles) begins at PPG Paints Arena, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and continues through Pittsburgh streets, ending back at PPG Paints Arena. A 3.3K Family Walk (2.05 miles) is also offered to individuals and groups/families of four. There are also volunteer opportunities available for race weekend.
Both in-person and virtual registrations include a short-sleeve tech shirt and finishing medal. Early Bird pricing is available now through July 24!
Participants can choose to become a fundraiser and receive unique Penguins prizes while raising additional funds for the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and Mario Lemieux Foundation. Fundraisers raising a minimum of $166 receive a custom 10 Years and Running 6.6K commemorative water bottle created specifically for Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K fundraisers. Fundraisers who raise additional funds will be eligible for a Personalized Pittsburgh Penguins hoodie as well as a Stick Blade used by Sidney Crosby on gamedays and/or in practice.
Additionally, back again this year is the Pet Walk sponsored by Clearview Federal Credit Union. Pets can walk in the 3.3K Family Walk in-person or participate virtually in the 6.6K run, and registered pets will receive a finishing medal.
To register, volunteer or learn more information about the Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk presented by Highmark, please visit, www.mariolemieux.org.
The Mario Lemieux Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization that raises funds for cancer research and patient care, as well as Austin’s Playrooms, an initiative that creates playrooms for children and families in medical facilities. www.mariolemieux.org
The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation actively promotes physical well-being, encourages teamwork, stresses the value of education, and provides essential life skills to young people through youth hockey and other activities. www.pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org