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Hockey is Back and the Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K has gone virtual!
Celebrate the re-start of the Pittsburgh Penguins season by participating in the 2020 Pittsburgh Penguins Virtual 6.6K presented by Highmark. We might not be able to gather in person at PPG Paints Arena for our annual 6.6K Run and Family Walk, but we can still run together to support our Pittsburgh Penguins and two great Pittsburgh charities; the Mario Lemieux Foundation and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.
Included with registration:
- Custom 6.6K short-sleeve tech shirt (mens, womens & youth available)
- Custom 6.6K finishing medal
- 6.6K raffle ticket - participants are entered to win great Penguins prizes and signed memorabilia in the Pittsburgh Penguins Virtual 6.6K Raffle presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union. Winners will be selected and announced when registration closes.
- Printable 6.6K race bib
- Special offers from 6.6K event sponsors
Registration is open from July 15-August 15. You can register and run/walk your virtual 6.6K any time through August 15. There is no official "race day," just make sure to upload your virtual race time by August 15. Please follow instructions in your confirmation email to submit your virtual race time. You must submit your time in order to receive the race packet with the race shirt and medal.
Race packets will be mailed to race finishers during the week of September 14. Shirt, medal and any earned fundraising prizes will be mailed together.
Please visit the FAQ page for additional race information, including international shipping and how to submit your virtual time.
New this year, the event will feature a Bench to 6.6K program brought to you by Highmark Health. Each week throughout the race period, a training schedule will be posted and participants will work their way up to running a full 6.6K! More details here.
How can you make your Virtual 6.6K more fun?
1. Take pictures of your Virtual 6.6K and share on social media using #Pens66K
2. Wear your favorite 6.6K shirt from previous years or your best Pens gear
3. Join the Virtual 6.6K Club on Strava - post a picture, clock your time, add your race route, share a playlist or just encourage others!
Please follow the Mario Lemieux Foundation and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation social media accounts for promotions and additional information!
Participants are encouraged to become a Virtual 6.6K Fundraiser! Receive unique Penguins prizes and raise funds for the Mario Lemieux Foundation and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. To become a fundraiser, register for the race and select "Become A Fundraiser" during the registration process.
All fundraisers who commit to raising a minimum of $166 will receive a custom Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K hooded sweatshirt.
Fundraisers who raise additional funds will be eligible for the following prizes (in addition to the hooded sweatshirt listed above):
Raise $466 to receive: Pittsburgh Penguins autographed mini-helmet from Mario Lemieux
Raise $1,066 to receive: an opportunity to participate in a virtual chat with Penguins Alumni, including Bryan Trottier Colby Armstrong and Phil Bourque.
The Top 3 Overall Fundraisers, based on fundraising totals on RunSignUp at 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, August 15, will each receive a Pittsburgh Penguins autographed jersey from Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin (randomly selected.)
By becoming a fundraiser, you have committed to raising a minimum of $166. If you have not raised this minimum amount by August 29, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST, you will not receive your fundraising prizes with your race shirt and bib shipment.
Please direct all fundraising questions to Drew Parish in the Mario Lemieux Foundation Office at email@example.com.
Please note the cost of race registration is separate from your fundraising commitment.
$30.00 + platform fee
Youth - Ages 12 & under - $25.00 + platform fee (discount applied automatically at checkout)
Virtual 6.6K – FAMILY (GROUP OF 4)
$100.00 + platform fee
Additional race information can be found at https://mariolemieux.org/pittsburgh-penguins-virtual-6-6k/.
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