Gatorade-Steelers 5K | Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017 | 8:00 a.m.

Gatorade/Steelers 5K features Eight-Time Champ

The 29th Annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race, Fitness Walk and Kids' Kickoff Run featured a great crowd as well as an eighth consecutive first place male winner.

Eight-time men's champion Jed Christiansen of Greenville, Pa. finished first with a time of 15:30. The women's winner was also a repeat from last year. Jennifer Bigham of Pittsburgh won her second consecutive crown with a time of 17:40.

Ryan Brown of Pittsburgh was the Nose Tackle winner (over 200 pounds). Craig Woshner of Winchester, Va. was the male master (over 40) for the third year in a row while Lisa Lucas from Pittsburgh was female masters champion for the second straight year.

The race benefits the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund which annually provides a grant to a Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic student and funds the Pittsburgh Promise scholarships for two Perry High School students. Matt Spaeth, Steelers alumni tight end, served as honorary captain and was joined by his wife Rebecca and their daughter.

In addition to Gatorade, sponsors included Giant Eagle, NIKE, UPMC Centers for Rehab Services, KDKA, WDVE, and ESPN 970 Radio and race partner Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon. Other supporters include Proctor & Gamble, ALCO Parking, Heinz Field, Carnegie Science Center, Franco's Super Donuts, McDonald's, Pittsburgh Major Taylor Cycling Club, Sports and Exhibition Authority, Steel City Road Runners, and the Baldwin High School Cross Country team.

About the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund

The Art Rooney Scholarship Fund was established in memory of the late founder of the Steelers, who died in August of 1988 after living most of his life on the North Side. The scholarship annually provides a grant to a Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic student and funds the Pittsburgh Promise scholarships for two Perry High School students. Since its beginning, the scholarship has awarded grants to more than 80 local students.

Course Description

Gatorade/Steelers 5K Course Map


  • The NFL clear bag policy is in effect for race day. DETAILS >>
  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, roller skates and roller blades are not permitted on the course.
  • Animals are not permitted on the course with the exception of recognized service animals.
  • Headphones (iPods, mp3 players, CDs, tape walkmans, radios, etc.) are discouraged.


The awards ceremony takes place in the FedEx Great Hall after the race.

  • Age category awards are based on chip time, not gun time.
  • Results link are posted on after the race. PREVIOUS YEARS RESULTS >>
  • Overall category winners are not eligible for age group awards.

Prizes are awarded as follows:

Overall Winners

Top five overall male and female. The winning overall male and female each win a trip to the Steelers-Browns game in Cleveland.

Age groups

The top three finishers in the following age categories for men and women:

  • 11 & Under
  • 12-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80+


Male and Female age 40+

Nose Tackle Division

For men over 200 lbs. To be eligible for Nose Tackle, you must weigh in the morning of the race.

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