Emmaus Spirit Run Costume 5k and 1 Mile Fun Walk

Sunday 15th October 2017

South Shore Riverfront Park: 2700 S. Water Street, Pittsburgh, United States

Running, Walking, Distance running, 5K, 1 Mile


  • 5k Chipped Run - Adult Runner - 13 & Up
  • 5k Chipped Run - Child Runner - 12 & Under (under 4 free)
  • 5k Chipped Run - Family (Up to two adults and two children under 18) (Kids under 4 free)
  • 1 Mile Fun Walk - Adult Walker - 13 & Up
  • 1 Mile Fun Walk - Child Walker - 12 & Under (under 4 free)
  • 1 Mile Fun Walk - Family (Up to two adults and up to two children under 18) (kids under 4 free)
  • 5k 'Scream Team' - 'Scream Team' Registration- 6 or 7 race participants.



Put away your everyday running gear and get into the Halloween spirit by running in your favorite costume at the

4th Annual Emmaus Spirit Run 5k on Sunday, October 15, 2017



The chipped 5k loops around the scenic Three Rivers Heritage Trail with the start and finish line in the South Shore Riverfront Park, in the heart of the South Side Works.  Awards will be given to respective age division 5k winners.

family friendly 1-mile fun walk along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail is also available. Strollers are welcome!

Stick around for the post-race activities and enjoy the family fun festivities which includes pumpkin painting, food & drinks, raffles, costume contest and more! 

Costumes for all participants and supporters are encouraged.

Prizes awarded for best costumes!

All proceeds benefit the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh. Emmaus provides homes, services and advocacy for those with intellectual disabilities.

Online registration closes at midnight on October 12th.  Same day registrations welcome!  Event is rain or shine.

Kick-Off Party and Race Packet Pick-Up: 

Friday, October 13th, 2017 from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Sports Have Bowl, 143 Carol Avenue, Bridgeville, PA 15017. 
Stop in to pick up your race packet, and join us for an evening filled with live music from artists Maureen and Doug, bowling and fun!  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Event details and schedule

Kick-Off Party and Race Packet Pick-Up:
Friday, October 13th from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 
Sports Haven Bowl located in Bridgeville.

5k TIMING CHIPS:  You will notice that all timing chips are pre-assigned.  Please dispense your 5k race chips to its assigned race participant.  Chips need to attached to shoe laces prior to the start of the race.

Event Schedule: 

7:30 am:  Same Day Registration Opens and Race Packet Pick Up Begins

8:30 am: Pre-Race Festivities Begin at the South Shore Riverfront Park 

8:40 am: Pre-Race Warm Up

8:50 am: Runners Line Up

9:00 am:  5K Run Starts

9:05 am:  Walkers Line Up

9:10 am: 1 mile fun walk starts

10:15 am: Awards Ceremony for top runners in respective age division, followed by Best Costume Award and raffle winners announced.

11:30 am:  Festivities conclude


Race course:

The run will be a chipped 5k loop on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail with the start and finish line at the South Shore Riverfront Park.

The race starts at the South Shore Riverfront Park, near the Hofbraehaus on 27th street. Enjoy the rolling path along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail to the turnaround near 6th street.  The turnaround will bring you back along the same course you just ran or walked to the finish line, located where you started.  Best part of the race....NO HILLS!


South Side Works garages at 26th and Sydney St.


28th and Sydney St.  

Limited street parking is also available. 

Runners, walkers and their fans are encouraged to wear costumes to the race!


Organised by

Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh

2821 Sarah St., Pittsburgh

Phone: 4123810277

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