Save the Date! Musicians of Steel 5K Run/Walk 2021

LIVE EVENT: September 19, 2021 at 9:30/10:00 AM — at Millvale Riverfront Park

VIRTUAL EVENT: September 11 – 19, 2021 — from anywhere in the world!

Summer is almost upon us, and that means that the Musicians of Steel 5K Run/Walk is just around the corner! Last year, all of our lives changed drastically, but we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to bring our community together to celebrate and support music education in our community. We held our first-ever virtual race in September 2020, and we were thrilled to bring “together” over 307 participants from 20 states and 5 countries, ranging in age from 2 to 85. It was an incredibly rewarding experience to be able to share during a time when we all felt so far from one another. The best reward of all: we raised $15,000 for the PSO Musicians Care Fund! 

This year’s event will be a “hybrid” race, with both a live and virtual component to choose from. For 10 days leading up to the live event, virtual participants can run, walk, cycle, or boogey 1 mile, 5K, or 10K to the sweet sounds of an original running playlist curated by PSO Musicians! Participants who choose the live event will gather once again (with appropriate social distancing), at the Millvale Riverfront Pavilion for a 1-mile Fun Run or 5K run/walk, with local musicians cheering you on with live performances along the course! Enjoy our traditional free pre-race concert either in person OR via livestream from the comfort of your home!

As always, 100% of proceeds go to the PSO Musicians Care Fund, an endowment established by the musicians of the PSO and administered by the Pittsburgh Foundation. This fund directly benefits local area schools and community music programs that have undergone budget cuts due to funding losses. The fund offers critical support to these programs in a myriad of ways, helping to provide musical instruments, music lessons, instrument repairs, scholarships, and transportation to PSO educational performances. 

So mark your calendars!

LIVE EVENT: September 19, 2021 at 9:30/10:00 AM — at Millvale Riverfront Park

VIRTUAL EVENT: September 11 – 19, 2021 — from anywhere in the world!

Registration will open summer 2021! Sign up for email updates or check our website for details about registration, sponsorship, and volunteer opportunities: www.musiciansofsteel5k.com