Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run & Family Walk

Celebrate the start of the 2019-20 Pittsburgh Penguins season by participating in the seventh annual Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run & Family Walk presented by Highmark on October 13, 2019. The unique 6.6K distance (4.1 miles) pays tribute to Pittsburgh Penguins great Mario Lemieux, and proceeds from the event benefit two Pittsburgh charities; the Mario Lemieux Foundation and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.

Registration is OPEN for the Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run, 3.3K Family Walk, and 6.6K Virtual Race!


Included With Registration:

Custom long-sleeve tech shirt (mens, womens & youth available)

– Custom finishing medal

NEW THIS YEAR! Special ticket offer from the Pittsburgh Penguins for discounted tickets for the Penguins vs. Avalanche game on October 16 at PPG Paints Arena. Registrants will receive the purchase link in their confirmation email.




Become A Fundraiser:

Participants are encouraged to become a 6.6K Run and Family Walk Fundraiser!  Receive unique Penguins prizes and raise funds for the Mario Lemieux Foundation and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.  To become a fundraiser, register for the race and select “Become A Fundraiser” during the registration process.

All fundraisers who commit to raising a minimum of $166 will receive:

– Pittsburgh Penguins mini-stick signed by one of the following Pittsburgh Penguins Alumni – Mario Lemieux, Colby Armstrong, Phil Bourque, Jay Caufield, Sergei Gonchar, Tyler Kennedy, Pierre Larouche, Mark Recchi or Bryan Trottier (randomly selected)

– Custom Fundraiser race bib

Fundraisers who raise additional funds will be eligible for the following prizes (in addition to the minimum prizes listed above):

Raise $587 to receive: Pittsburgh Penguins custom Jersey Hoodie (customize this hoodie with your name and lucky number or pick your favorite Pens player). Fundraising level must be met by September 16 to receive your custom Jersey Hoodie at packet pickup. Fundraisers who reach this level after September 16 should expect to receive their Jersey Hoodie by mid-November and can arrange pickup or shipping through the Mario Lemieux Foundation after the event.


Raise $1,000 to receive: Mario Lemieux autographed Pittsburgh Penguins gold helmet


Raise $2,500 or more to receive: 24″ x 30″ custom Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup canvas signed by Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin


The Top 3 Overall Fundraisers, based on fundraising totals on Race Roster at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, October 6, will each receive two tickets to a TBD Pittsburgh Penguins Game at PPG Paints Arena during the 2019-20 season.


By becoming a fundraiser, you have committed to raising a minimum of $166. If you have not raised this minimum amount by October 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST, you will not receive your fundraising prize package at packet pickup.

Please direct all Fundraising questions to Jordan Curry in the Mario Lemieux Foundation Office at jcurry@mlf66.org.

Please note the cost of race registration is separate from your fundraising commitment.


FAQs – Here’s What You Need To Know:

VIRTUAL RACE INFO: Virtual Race participants will receive an email the week of the race with further instructions on how to submit their official time. Virtual Race participants will receive a shirt and medal after race day and only after submitting a virtual race time on the Mario Lemieux Foundation website. Additional shipping costs will apply to all non-US residents. Virtual Race registration will end on October 6 at 11:59 PM and will not be available race weekend.

REGISTRATION INFO: Online registration will run through race day. Registration will also be available at packet pickup locations and on race morning. Race shirts are available while supplies last and are not guaranteed on race weekend.

Please note: The 6.6K is a timed event.  Participants in the 6.6K are allowed to walk, but must maintain a 20-minute mile pace. There are no exceptions to this rule. If you fall behind the 20-minute pace, you will be asked to leave the course or move onto the sidewalk. Roads will reopen based on the 20-minute pace.

The 3.3K Family Walk is an untimed event.  Pets may participate in the Pet Walk presented by Rachael Ray Nutrish as part of the 3.3K.

REFUNDS: No refunds or deferments of entry fees.

TRANSFER TO ANOTHER EVENT: Participants may transfer their registration from the 3.3K to the 6.6K (or vice versa). There is a flat $5.00 transfer fee plus the difference in event costs. There is no refund when changing from the 6.6K to the 3.3K.

Click here for instructions on how to transfer to another event.

TRANSFER TO ANOTHER PARTICIPANT: Participants may transfer their 6.6K or 3.3K registration to another participant. There is a flat $5.00 transfer fee to be paid by the original participant.

Click here for instructions on how to transfer your registration to another participant.


Friday, October 11

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – PPG Paints Arena, Verizon Gate

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion

Saturday, October 12

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Fleet Feet Pittsburgh

RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP: Race Day Packet pick-up opens at 6:30 AM. More information will be announced closer to the event.

RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Race-day registration opens at 6:30 AM. Race shirt for race-day registrations are not guaranteed.

RACE START TIME: Both the 6.6K and 3.3K Family Walk will begin at 8:00 AM on Fifth Avenue. Please be in the starting area, ready to run, by 7:45 AM.

FLUID STATIONS: Two fluid stations will be located on the course for the 6.6K.

AWARDS: Age category awards for male and female competitors will be based on chip time in the following categories: 9 & Under, 10-13, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Over. Cash prizes will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers. Overall winners are not eligible for age category awards.

STROLLERS: Children ages five (5) and under in a stroller are permitted free of charge for either the 6.6K or the 3.3K Family Walk. Please provide the name of your child when you register. For the 6.6K, the child’s name must be provided through registration of an adult runner and must participate in a stroller. The child must stay in the stroller the entire length of the race, and the stroller must be pushed by an adult guardian who is a race participant. Strollers will start at the back of the field. A shirt will not be provided. For the 3.3K Family Walk, the child’s name must be provided through registration of an adult walker.  A shirt will not be provided. If you would like your child to receive a shirt, they must be a paid participant.

HAND CYCLES: Hand cycles are permitted in the 6.6K Run.  Please follow the registration process and then contact the Lemieux Foundation for additional instructions for hand cyclists on race day.

PETS: Pets are permitted to participate in the 3.3K Pet Walk presented by Rachael Ray Nutrish as part of the 3.3K Family Walk. Dogs must have current vaccinations, be safe to bring in public and be leashed at all times. No retractable leashes please. Owners must clean up after their dogs. Pets are not permitted to participate in the 6.6K event.

RACE DAY:  Please arrive early to avoid any traffic delays on race day and allow yourself enough time to be in the starting area, ready to run, by 7:45 AM.

Please email lemieuxfoundation@mlf66.org with any questions.


Created in 1993 by Mario Lemieux, Hockey Hall of Famer and Pittsburgh Penguins Owner, the Mario Lemieux Foundation is dedicated to raising 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. Since 1998, the Lemieux Foundation has committed over $30 million to cancer research and patient care initiatives in the Pittsburgh region and beyond. Additionally, the Lemieux Foundation has opened 33 Austin’s Playrooms in western Pennsylvania as well as three military playrooms across the country.



Founded in 2010, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation is the 501c3 philanthropic hand of the 5X Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.  With the belief that “Kids Are The Future,” the Penguins Foundation focuses its efforts on making an impact on the lives of the littlest fans of the Penguins team and organization.  Through programs related to the Penguins Foundation’s pillars of playing, growing, helping and learning, the Foundation has been able to make countless assists to the community in just a few short seasons including an overall contribution of $37 million to charitable causes since 2010.

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