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The 13th annual FontanaFest, the annual community event, hosted by State Senator Wayne D. Fontana will again be held at Highmark Stadium, home of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday, August 19! This year’s Fest will be featuring a new addition to the day’s program, a One Mile Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by Highmark and Children’s Hospital of UPMC of Pittsburgh, to help raise money to fight childhood cancer and support families.
The FontanaFest Fun Run/Walk will take place at Highmark Stadium with runners beginning at 10:30 a.m. and walkers at 10:45 a.m. The unique course will start inside Highmark Stadium before turning onto the river trail, ultimately ending inside the stadium. All participants will get a t-shirt and awards will be presented following the race.
Registration is $10 for individuals and families of three or more can register for a flat fee of $25. Proceeds from the race will be donated to organizations in support of fighting childhood cancer and supporting families – Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.
Following the race, awards will be presented on the field at Highmark Stadium while the 13th annual FontanaFest kicks off at 11 a.m. FontanaFest, a free community event, is perfect for families and children, promoting healthy and active lifestyles by providing many fun activities, games and crafts. Children will have the chance to play on several inflatables, an obstacle course, and a climbing wall. All attendees also are provided with the opportunity to engage with more than a dozen organizations from around the region and receive important information on available services and programs, nutrition, health care and much more.
Parking will be free in the stadium’s West Lot, compliments of Forest City.
Whether you’re an avid runner or just like the idea of taking a casual stroll along our riverfronts, consider participating in the 1st annual FontanaFest Fun Run/Walk while supporting the worthwhile cause of ending childhood cancer and providing support for families.
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