PITTSBURGH — July 15, 2015 — The Mario Lemieux Foundation and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation announced today that the Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk presented by CONSOL Energy, will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015. All proceeds benefit the cancer research and patient care initiatives of the Mario Lemieux Foundation, as well as the youth initiatives of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.
The 6.6K Run (4.1 miles) will begin and end at CONSOL Energy Center and run through Pittsburgh streets. A One-Mile Walk will also be offered to individuals and families at a discounted rate. Walkers are permitted to walk the 6.6K course, but must maintain a 20-minute mile pace. All participants will receive a medal at the completion of their event.
Additionally, post-race, all race registrants will be granted access to CONSOL Energy Center using their race bib for a Pittsburgh Penguins open practice.
New this year is the addition of fundraising teams! Join your favorite Penguins player’s fundraising team to help raise funds. Choose from Teams: Crosby, Fleury, Kessel, Lemieux, Letang, Malkin and Maatta! There are a limited number of spots available on each team.
To register, volunteer or learn more information, please visit, www.mariolemieux.org.
The Mario Lemieux Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization that raises funds for cancer research and patient care, as well as Austin’s Playroom Project, an initiative that creates playrooms for children and families in medical facilities. www.mariolemieux.org
The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation actively promotes physical well-being, encourages teamwork, stresses the value of education and provides essential life skills to young people through youth hockey and other activities. www.pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org