Run! 3rd Annual Musicians of Steel 5k Benefits Public School Music

Photo Credit: Ed DeArmitt

Mark Your Calendar
3rdAnnual Musicians of Steel 5k Run/Walk
10 AM Sunday, September 15, 2019
Millvale Riverfront Pavilion
70 River Front Dr., Millvale, PA  15209
Benefits PSO Musicians Care Fund
Sanctioned and certified by USA Track and Field
Register through September 12 at for only $35! Race day registration is available for $40.

The 3rd Annual Musicians of Steel 5K Run/Walk

By Charlie Powers and Rhian Kenny

Please join us for the third annual Musicians of Steel 5K Run/Walk, a charity race organized by the Musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony! The race begins at the Millvale Riverfront Pavilion and follows a flat out-and-back course along Pittsburgh’s beautiful North Shore on Three Rivers Heritage Trail. You’ll be serenaded with live music from PSO musicians and other local artists along the course and at the finish line. A water station will be provided. Prizes will be awarded to top male and female finishers as well as top finishers in seven age categories.

Special bonus: join us at 9:00 AM for a spectacular pre-race concert featuring Orchestre de Nile, a funky brass band made up of PSO members and some of Pittsburgh’s top jazz musicians! Enjoy a free yoga warmup session, and get stretched out by professional physical therapists. Meet and mingle with Musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony, and join our amazing community of music lovers.

The PSO Musicians Care Fund

The Musicians of Steel 5k raises money for the PSO Musicians Care Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to support public school music programs, which, in times of budget cuts, are often first to feel the knife. Music teachers often have no budget to buy or repair instruments or to pay for the buses that would bring their classes to our school time concerts. It is difficult for a student to improve playing an instrument that is held together with duct tape or paper clips. We think it is important that every child have access to beautiful music and the opportunity to make music. It’s also important for the future of classical music that young people study music in order to appreciate it as our future audience.

The most recent grant recipients are Butler Middle School and Pittsburgh Carroll High School.
Public school music teachers in need are invited to contact us at If you know about a struggling music program, please pass this information along.