Gatorade/Steelers 5K

Join us for the 30th Annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race, Fitness Walk and Kids’ Kickoff Run on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 8 a.m. at Heinz Field. Proceeds benefit the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund. New this year - Finisher medals! Steelers Nation Unite Members earn yards for registering! *

The Honorary Chair for the this year’s Gatorade/Steelers 5K race is Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes.

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

Note: Online registration closes: Friday, August 31 @ 11:59 p.m. ET


Gatorade/Steelers 5K - Individual Registration

  • Run/Walk - $30.00, price increases on August 9th
  • Individual Kids' Kickoff Run - $10.00 (Ages 9 and under as of 9/2/2018)

Gatorade-Steelers 5K Race & Steelers Charity Walk Combo Package

  • 5K & Walk - $55.00
  • 5K & Walk & Training Camp Hat - $65.00
  • Individual 5K registration, plus Exclusive Charity Walk Experience - $130.00

Exclusive Charity Walk Experience includes: Walk registration, Training Camp Hat, Boxed Lunch, Reception with Tunch Ilkin & Craig Wolfley, Field passes for Practice. Limited number available.

​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

​Early Packet Pickup

Friday, August 31, 2018
Noon - 7:00 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

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

​Course Description

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 Dorsett Drive to Reedsdale Street 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.
  • 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

  • ​Open 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 Lots 1, 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 is a 40-yard dash across the field.  It will begin at approximately 9:15 a.m., but all participants need to arrive before roads close at 7:30 a.m.


All finishing participants will receive a finisher medal.

The awards ceremony will take place in the FedEx Great Hall after the race. Prizes are awarded as follows:

​Overall Winners

The 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

Age groups - the top three finishers in the following age categories for men and women:


Male and Female Masters (age 40+)

​Nose Tackle Division

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

​Age category awards are based on chip time, not gun time.

Results link will be posted here after the race.

Overall category winners are not eligible for age group awards.

Check back for updates or email with questions.

Associate Sponsor

Special thanks to P3R

Special thanks to P3R

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