Running is about so much more than just putting one foot in front of the other… it’s about pushing yourself, training to achieve new goals, PR’s… and of course, the BLING!
We know most of you are going to do a warm-up run on Saturday anyway, so why not run the UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K with us and get an awesome BONUS medal? Two races, three medals – who can beat that deal? Now in it's third year, the Steel Challenge has become a can't-miss part of race weekend for our Runners of Steel.
Need more convincing? Here’s a quote from one of last year’s participants: “Without a doubt, of all the challenges I have done in the past, the Steel Challenge is one of my favorites and not just because of the bling! The 5K route on Saturday is the perfect way to get rid of any pre-race jitters. Everyone is pretty excited, crowds and runners alike, you get to see the city and get a preview of that feeling of crossing that same finish line the next day. The BLING IS PRETTY DANG AWESOME TOO THOUGH!” Nahum Sanchez, Steel City Road Runner
So now what? When you register for the full, half or relay you automatically receive a $10 discount code for the 5K. Simply use the discount code to register for the 5K and you are automatically entered. Run the 5K as your warm-up on Saturday, then run your Sunday race jitter-free and come home with a mantle full of shiny medals! (Be sure to pick up your bonus medal at the Finish Line Festival at Point State Park!)
As a special sneak preview, here is the bonus STEEL CHALLENGE medal for 2017! C’mon Runner of Steel – join the Challenge!