Online registration, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods, is now open for the 27th Annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race, Fitness Walk and Kids Kickoff Run.
The race benefits the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund and features a level course highlighted by a spectacular finish on the Heinz Field warning track.
The race begins at 9 a.m. and is chaired by Steelers Super Bowl XL teammates Charlie Batch and Brett Keisel. Kendall Simmons will serve as the honorary starter for the Kids' Kickoff.
Gatorade is the title sponsor of the race, and Nike is the official outfitter for the race. Additional event partners include Dick's Sporting Goods, Giant Eagle, KDKA-TV 2, WDVE-FM, ESPN Radio 970 and Novo Nordisk.
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. A $12,000 scholarship in Art Rooney's name is presented annually to a graduating senior from local high schools - Perry (two scholarships through the Pittsburgh Promise) and Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic. Since its beginning, the scholarship has awarded grants to more than 75 local students.