4000 People Participate in the 2021 Pens 6.6K Presented by Highmark

Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk presented by Highmark Raises over $175K

Over 4,000Pens fans participated virtually or in-person at PPG Paints Arena in this year’s Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk presented by Highmark. We were so happy to see so many of you back in-person today and thrilled to see Pens Nation represented in 45 states, including D.C., and 10 countries through our virtual race option.

Thanks to your generosity, over $175,0000 was raised for the Mario Lemieux Foundation’s cancer research and patient care initiatives and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation’s youth hockey programs.

For a full list of race results, click here.

Congratulations to our top Male and Female finishers and to everyone who participated!

 
 

Proceeds Benefit

Created in 1993 by Mario Lemieux, Hockey Hall of Famer and Pittsburgh Penguins Owner, the Mario Lemieux Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research and patient care, as well as Austin’s Playrooms, an initiative that creates playrooms for children and families in medical facilities. Since 1998, the Lemieux Foundation has committed over $31 million to cancer research and patient care initiatives in the Pittsburgh region and beyond. Additionally, the Lemieux Foundation has opened 35 Austin’s Playrooms in western Pennsylvania as well as three military playrooms across the country.

Founded in 2010, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation is the 501c3 philanthropic hand of the 5X Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins. With the belief that “Kids Are The Future,” the Penguins Foundation focuses its efforts on making an impact on the lives of the littlest fans of the Penguins team and organization. Through programs related to the Penguins Foundation’s pillars of playing, growing, helping and learning, the Foundation has been able to make countless assists to the community in just a few short seasons including an overall contribution of $37 million to charitable causes since 2010.

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Late to the party (what else is new) but finally ran my #Pens66k!

Pace/km makes me feel much faster than pace/mile 🤣 BUT the important thing here is we made it to the starting line this morning and are better for it 🏃🏽‍♀️

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It was a great day for hockey, and for a 6.6K!

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A great time at the #pens66k today! ...

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Almost five minutes slower than the last time I ran the race in the ‘burgh. Maybe our hills are steeper here at home than in town… yeah, that’s it. ...

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#Pens66K with Super Mario behind me! penguins mariolemieuxfdn pensfoundation #LetsGoPens ...

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I may not be in Pittsburgh today, but I'm proud to once again support the mariolemieuxfdn and pensfoundation by participating in the Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K virtually! Sponsor my race at runsignup.com/ashleyzeldin!

I'm throwing it back to the Pens' back-to-back Stanley Cups for today's race day attire too!

"I'll try to make one deal with you. We'll try to meet here at this time next year." -former Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford

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