Back and Better Than Ever! What’s the Point .5k registration is OPEN!
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.
A special thank you to Shady Ave Magazine for this incredible write-up on our 2021 event!