Our race for the rest of us is set to begin on Saturday, October 1, 11:00 AM, rain or shine. 

Register for the race NOW at http://getmeregistered.com/WhatsThePoint

Check out Paul Fireman’s interview with WQED-FM’s Jim Cunningham about the “What’s the Point” .5K!

Young participants take off from the What's the Point .5K starting line. The participants in the foreground are running so quickly that motion blur is visible as they dart out of frame.    The entertainment-filled .5K event features a “challenging” 546* yard “race” for all ages plus:

  • A midpoint carbo-loading doughnut station
  • Live music to lift your spirits on the “challenging” course
  • Yoga mats and nap station (for physically exhausted runners)
  • Giant puppets
  • Marching band
  • Bagpipes

Three participants including Paul Fireman smile as they walk in the .5K. They are in a park scene with a portable tent and spectators in the background.

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

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


The entry fee is $20, which includes a spot in the race, an awesome t-shirt, , donuts, coffee. This event will raise money for the beautification of Westinghouse Park, so even if the legs are too rusty to move, come anyway and support our “runners” for a good cause.

Two spectators sit in a grassy, shady area of Westinghouse park with their two dogs. The spectator on the left is wearing sunglasses and sitting cross-legged. The spectator on the right is wearing prescription glasses with convertible lenses, sitting and petting one of the dogs.

All ages are welcome, and there will be prizes for infant, toddler, kid, adult, and golden divisions.

The main race begins a little after noon, but there is a “Trash Dash” planned for 10:00 AM to tidy up the park before the race. Young participants wait at the What's the Point .5K starting line. There are adult participants at the sides and in the background supervising. The starting line is flanked by orange traffic cones and tripods.

Haven’t left the couch in months and are worried you won’t make it? Event sponsor, Mini of Pittsburgh, will provide a Mini-Cooper to scoop up all of the stragglers and drive them to glory! Shhhh… we won’t tell anyone.

Participants stand in a shaded, grassy area of the park and perform a yoga pose to stretch.

* It’s actually closer to 547 yards, but we didn’t want to scare anyone off.