This year I am happy to serve on the board of Run Around The Square which is a 5K race and fun run in the Regent Square neighborhood of Pittsburgh. It is also in my opinion the best race of its kind in Pittsburgh. Now Pittsburgh has a lot of footraces including the Pittsburgh Marathon. However in our race you get to run through Frick Park and with musicians entertaining the runners along the route. At the end of the race there are free hot dogs, soft drinks and beer in Fern Hollow. It’s kind of of hard to top that and the hot dogs are from D’s SixPax and Dogz our very own Hot Dog emporium.
I will probably be writing about this a lot during the year but registration has just opened for the race which takes place on nAugust 27. To register for the 5K or the one mile fun run (with or without your dog), follow this link.
We love our new Regent Square neighborhood in Pittsburgh so when the opportunity presented itself to volunteer for the annual race we jumped on it. Next year we will volunteer again but are also planning to walk in the 5K race. Run Around The Square started in 1982, four years after we left the Pittsburgh area. In the first year the race just had over 90 entries. This year the Run Around the Square was capped at 1800 entries.
The race features three categories. A 1.5 mile family walk and 1.5 mile dog walk through the streets of Regent Square. Then a 5 kilometer race through Regent Square and into Frick Park. The race has many sponsors and supports local charities. We posted some pictures below of walkers and racers as they went passed the barricade we were manning on our street. The weather was perfect!
This is the current end of the Boardwalk in Atlantic City just beyond the Revel Resort. The Boardwalk is one of the best walking/running experiences a person can have. It is even and flat and not made of concrete and it goes on for miles. Your knees don’t hurt when you are done like they might after concrete. Thos was take moments after sunrise. Se other images and buy prints at my commercial site.