4000 Pens Fans Participate in 10th Annual Penguins 6.6K Presented by Highmark!

Over $1.5 Million Raised for the Mario Lemieux Foundation and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation in 10 Years

Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk presented by Highmark

Over 4,000 Pens fans participated virtually or in-person at PPG Paints Arena in the 10th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk presented by Highmark. Pens Nation was represented in 45 states, including D.C., and 10 countries through our virtual race option.

Thanks to the generosity of Pens fans, over $1.5 million has been raised for the Mario Lemieux Foundation’s cancer research and patient care initiatives and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation’s youth programs throughout the race’s 10 years.

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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🐧 Penguins 6.6k Race Recap!

🐧 This was such a flippin' cool event, even though I ran it coming off a 24+ hour shift. Still can't believe I PR'd my 4 mile and 6.6k times during this! 🔥

🐧 I love running into friends at races, it has me pen-grinning from ear to ear! 😊

🐧 Part of me is sad the fall racing season is almost over. Waddle I do without races?! 🤷🏻‍♂️

🐧 More race recap reels coming soon! 🙌

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Harper and I completed my 2nd, her 1st virtual 6.6k by the mariolemieuxfdn got another awesome shirt and medal as well as her awesome dog paw medal. Harps is the best running partner. We’re so close to our 1,000 miles this year! #Pens66k ...

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It’s Alumni supporting Alumni and we love to see it 🥹

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A very deep, heartfelt THANK YOU to the donors, lodgers, and race day support for another successful penguins #pens66k ! Thank you for donating over $900 to support the cancer research and patient care initiatives of the mariolemieuxfdn and the youth initiatives of the pensfoundation ...

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Pittsburgh Rogue Runners had so much fun this past Sunday at the 10th annual mariolemieuxfdn and pensfoundation 6.6k Run presented by highmark! This race is one of our favorite races to kick off the fall race season, and it’s always so nice to high five 🖐🏼 Mario at the finish! Big thanks to steelcityrrc for having an awesome pace team, including our very own Joy as the 12:30 pacer! We also had two members, Chuck and Bernadette, recognized as “perfect racers” as they both participated in every race! Big thanks to all of the sponsors and volunteers who worked so hard to make this great event happen! ...

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Another great #Pens66K with the mariolemieuxfdn ! Happy to be a part of this and meet and greet Pittsburghers ! ...

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🔥 PR after a 24 hour shift?! 🔥

This morning, I ran the Penguins 6.6K... AFTER working a 24 hour shift (I'm crazy, I know). 🐧 I didn't leave work until an hour before the start time, and I went into the race with no expectations other than to have fun. During mile 2, I was so tired I seriously considered walking, but I kept going, charging up all the hills Pittsburgh had to offer. You can bet I fell asleep as soon as I got home. 😴

However... I just went back through all of my runs and intervals since I started running a year ago and realized that this was both a 4 mile and a 6.6k PR for me! 🤯 I'm honestly shocked considering the circumstances but thrilled at the same time! It's really motivating to see my fitness improving slowly but surely.

Big thanks to all of the volunteers and sponsors for putting on an awesome event! 👏 mariolemieuxfdn pensfoundation penguins runwithp3r highmark upmcsportsmed core vitalant clearviewfcu

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