Back and Better Than Ever! What’s the Point .5k registration is OPEN!

Sep 20

Our race for the rest of us on Saturday, October 1st is set to begin at 1:00 PM, rain or shine.

The “Trash Dash” is planned for 11:00 AM ​to tidy up the park before the race. 

The 546-yard entertainment-filled .5K “race”​ for all ages celebrates George Westinghouse’s 176th birthday and Westinghouse Park’s designation as an arboretum. Event features include: 

  • A midpoint carbo-loading doughnut station sponsored by Dana’s Bakery
  • That’s the Point Lifetime Achievement award presented in honor of Joe Simmons, founder of Dana’s Bakery
  • Live music to lift your spirits on the “difficult” course
  • Yoga mats and nap station (for physically exhausted runners) 
  • Bananas and coffee provided by East End Food Co-Op to restore energy before, during and after, the big “race” 
  • A giant puppet dance party.
  • Activities with Pittsburgh CitiParks Arts in the Parks 
  • Clean air station with GASP and Breathe Project
  • Zero waste stations with Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) 
  • Water station provided by PWSA

Costumes are welcome and encouraged, as are four-legged participants (must be on a leash).

All ages are welcome to this Age-Friendly event and there will be trophies for infant, toddler, kid, adult, and older adult divisions as well as the most memorable finish, craziest costume and best four-legged participant​. 

COVID-19 precautions will be taken and updates will be sent through our website and social media channels.

Registration NOW OPEN 

What's the Point .5K

A special thank you to Shady Ave Magazine for this incredible write-up on our 2021 event!

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