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

Join us for the 29th Annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race, Fitness Walk and Kids’ Kickoff Run on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, at 8 a.m. at Heinz Field. Proceeds benefit the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund.

Registration is now open! Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 27, 2017

Gatorade is the title sponsor and Nike is the official outfitter of the race. Additional event partners include Giant Eagle, UPMC, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, KDKA-TV 2, WDVE-FM and ESPN Radio 970

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.

Packet Pickup

  • All participants will receive a NIKE T-shirt and a goody bag.
  • The timing device is attached to the race bib.
  • Participants may pick up packets for family or friends.

Early Packet Pickup

Friday, September 1, 2017
Noon - 8:00 p.m.
Heinz Field Gate C

Race Day Packet Pickup

Race Day packet pickup opens at 6:00 a.m. in the FedEx Great Hall at Heinz Field

Registration Prices

*Price increases after August 7 No refunds or deferments of entry fees

Bundle Pricing Schedule

Early Bird thru Memorial Day $40 $8 savings
May 30 - July 4 $45 $5 savings
July 5 - CLOSE (July 27 @ 11:59 p.m.) $50 $3 savings

Gatorade/Steelers 5K Pricing Schedule

Early Bird thru Memorial Day $23
May 30 - July 4 $25
July 5 - August 6 $28
August 7 - CLOSE (August 27 @ 11:59 p.m.) $30

Course Description

Gatorade/Steelers 5K Course Map

Participants will gather in front of the Heinz Field Press Gate entrance on North Shore Drive. The course will follow North Shore to General Robinson Street to River Avenue, heading back to Heinz Field along Lacock Street to Mazeroski Way. Runners and walkers will follow General Robinson to Art Rooney Avenue then enter the stadium at Gate 5 to cross the finish line at midfield on the warning track.

  • To accommodate the anticipated large crowd, the race will employ a wave start.
  • Walkers must maintain a 20-minute mile pace
  • Water will be available at approximately 2 miles and in the FedEx Great Hall at the finish.


  • The NFL clear bag policy will be 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.

Race Day

Registration and Packet Pickup

  • Opens at 6:00 a.m. in the FedEx Great Hall at Heinz Field.
  • The timing device is attached to the race bib.
  • Shirts are available for race day registrants while supplies last.


  • Limited complimentary parking will be available, courtesy of Alco Parking, in Gold Lot 1, Gold Lot 2 and the Gold Lot 1 garage.
  • Please plan to arrive by 7:00 a.m. to allow time to park and for road closures. If you arrive after 7:00 a.m., we recommend parking in one of the downtown Pittsburgh parking garages and walking to Heinz Field, or taking the T.


Family and friends may watch the runners cross the finish line from the East seating bowl.

Kids' Kickoff Run

The Kids' Kickoff Run will begin at approximately 9:15 a.m., but all participants need to arrive before roads close at 7:30 a.m.


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

  • Age category awards are based on chip time, not gun time.
  • Results link will be 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.

Check back for updates or email with questions.