Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk Presented by Highmark Returns to the ‘Burgh

For Immediate Release  

PITTSBURGH — July 20, 2021 — The Mario Lemieux Foundation and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation announced today that registration is now open for the Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk presented by Highmark. This year’s event will feature both in-person and virtual options. The race will be held in-person on Sunday, October 3, and virtual participants can run or walk their 6.6K anywhere, any time between July 20 and October 3.  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 in-person 6.6K run (4.1 miles) begins at PPG Paints Arena, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and continues through Pittsburgh streets, ending back at PPG Paints Arena.  A 3.3K Family Walk (2.05 miles) is also available to individuals and groups/families of four.  

Both in-person and virtual registrations include a short-sleeve tech shirt and finishing medal.

Participants can choose to become a fundraiser and receive unique Penguins prizes while raising additional funds for the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and Mario Lemieux Foundation.  Fundraisers raising a minimum of $166 will receive a custom a limited-edition Mario Lemieux medallion puck created specifically for Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K fundraisers.  The medallion puck will come in a custom 6.6K puck box. Fundraisers that raise additional funds are eligible to earn autographed items.

Additionally, Clearview Federal Credit Union will be sponsoring a Pet Walk.  Pets can participate in-person for the 3.3K Family Walk or virtually in either the 6.6K run or 3.3K Family Walk.  Registered pets will receive a special finishing medal. 

There are also volunteer opportunities available for race weekend.  To register, volunteer or learn more information about the Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk presented by Highmark, 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 Playrooms, 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

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