Who’s ready for another 6k? Wait…make that 6.6k.
The seemingly odd distance of the Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6k Run and Walk is actually not so odd for Pittsburghers. If you haven’t already guessed it, the event is dedicated to none other than Penguins great, #66 Mario Lemieux.
The 6.6k run (4.1 miles) starts at CONSOL Energy center and leads participants across two bridges, through the Armstrong tunnel, and then finally ends at the Mario Lemieux statue on Centre Ave.
Proceeds from the event benefit the cancer research and patient care initiatives of the Mario Lemieux Foundation, and the youth initiatives of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.
Interested in helping the cause but don’t want to run four miles? No problem. The family walk is only one mile.
But hold your horses! There’s even more to this event. As if helping a great cause while getting your heart pumping wasn’t awesome enough, all runners and volunteers attend a Pittsburgh Penguins open practice at CONSOL post-race.
From the streets of PGH to the ice of CONSOL, this race is just plain cool.