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Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk is Open for Registration

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

Celebrate the start of the 2018 - 2019 Pittsburgh Penguins season by participating in the sixth annual Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk presented by Highmark on October 14, 2018. The unique 6.6K distance (4.1 miles) pays tribute to Pittsburgh Penguins great Mario Lemieux, and proceeds from the event benefit two local Pittsburgh charities; the Mario Lemieux Foundation and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.

A first-day registration discount is available today only, July 18, until 11:59PM EST. Early-bird rates then run through the end of July.

New this year! A Virtual Race option has been added for the 6.6K only. Registration for the Virtual Race will open August 1 and participants must register online. 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. Virtual Race registration closes on October 7.

Included with Registration:

  • Custom Gildan short- sleeve performance t-shirt
  • Custom-designed finishing medal  
  • The 6.6K Run and 3.3K Family Walk will begin and end at PPG Paints Arena. Course maps and other event details will be announced soon. Visit for more event day information.

Become a 6.6K Run and Family Walk Fundraiser!

All fundraisers who commit to raising a minimum of $166 will receive:
- Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk custom quarter zip jacket
- Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk custom
window cling sticker
- 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 $500 to receive: Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk custom hat
- Raise $1,000 to receive: Mario Lemieux, Jake Guentzel, Patric Hornqvist or Matt Murray Autographed Pittsburgh Penguins Puck (randomly selected)
- Raise $2,500 or more to receive: 16" x 20" 2016 Stanley Cup canvas signed by Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby

The Top 3 Overall Fundraisers, based on fundraising totals on RunSignUp at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, October 7, will each receive:
Two Tickets to the Penguins/Avalanche Game on December 4, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.

If you register as a "3.3K Family of Four" and choose to fundraise, only your team captain will be registered as an official fundraiser and be eligible for the fundraising prizes. If you want to register the other three walkers as fundraisers, please contact 

By joining a fundraising team, you have committed to raising a minimum of $166. If you have not raised this minimum amount by October 7, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST, you will not receive your fundraising prize package at packet pick-up. 

Please note your race registration is separate from this fundraising commitment.

Volunteer Opportunity

Over 300 volunteers are needed for the 2018 Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk presented by Highmark on October 14, 2018. All volunteers must register using our volunteer website by clicking here.

Volunteer opportunities are listed on the volunteer website. Each volunteer much register individually and provide contact information.

Additional information, like parking and arrival instructions, will be emailed to you prior to race day.

All volunteers will receive a custom short- sleeve performance shirt with "VOLUNTEER" on the back. Please provide your shirt size during the registration process.

Children 17 & under must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Additional volunteer positions may be added as we get closer to race day. Please monitor the volunteer page for new opportunities.

All questions should be directed to the Mario Lemieux Foundation at

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