What a wonderful way to spend time with others who are both health conscious and civic minded, and help raise money for worthwhile Pittsburgh area charities at the same time. Charity bike rides, walks, runs and other events are held throughout the greater Pittsburgh area each year, providing the perfect opportunity to volunteer some time, set exercise goals, make new friends, and help your fellow Pittsburgh area neighbors.
PITTSBURGH CHARITY WALKS
* Want to ride your bike instead? Here are the Pittsburgh Charity Rides
March 3, 2013
Family-friendly fun walk
Help support local kids and adults who suffer from muscular dystrophy by participating in this fun walk at the Pittsburgh Mills mall in Tarentum. Whether you form a team with friends and family or take part individually, you'll be making a difference for local kids and adults who are affected by this disease.
March 23, 2013
This is not an event for the faint of heart – or lungs! The Fight for Air Climb 2013 challenges athletes in a race to the top of the Gulf Tower in Downtown Pittsburgh to raise much needed funds for those battling lung disease. Climb-at-your-own-pace participants are also welcome, with your own separate start time.
5K Run & 1 Mile Walk
The 6th Annual Race For Grace 5K & 1 Mile Walk benefits the Reflections Of Grace Foundation, named after Grace Elizabeth Ekis, a precious 5-year-old who lost her courageous 13-month battle with a rare cancerous brain tumor on Valentine’s Day 2008.
April 20, 2013
5K Run/Walk, 2K Fun Walk
Walk or run for colon and rectal cancer awareness and research at this annual walk sponsored by the Allegheny General Center for Colon and Rectal Surgery. Held in North Park.
April 27, 2013
5K Walk & Fun Run
The 19th annual NF 5K Walk & Fun Run, held annually at the Pittsburgh Zoo, will support of research and programs benefiting people suffering from Neurofibromatosis.
April 21, 2013
1 Mile Accessible, 5 Mile Walk
Every hour of every day someone is diagnosed with MS, and this popular Pittsburgh walk helps raise funds for national and local MS programs. Don't live in Allegheny County? There's another MS Walk in Westmoreland County (Greensburg) on April 21st as well, plus MS Walks in Beaver and Washington counties on April 28, 2013.
May 2, 2013
10K (6.2 miles)
Take steps to help cure Cystic Fibrosis at the Pittsburgh GreatStrides walk - to be held May 2 at beautiful North Shore Riverfront Park. Several other CFF GreatStrides walks are scheduled around southwestern Pennsylvania on other days in May, including South Park (May 19), North Park (May 19), Boyce Park (May 19), Moraine State Park (May 19), Greensburg (May 19), Brady's Run Park in Beaver (May 19), Youghiogheny River Park (May 18) and the Blue Spruce Nature Center in Indiana (May 11).
May 5, 2013
26 Mile Run/Walk
The Pittsburgh Marathon is back and better than ever for 2013, and offers you the chance to dedicate your run to one of several great national and local charities. In addition to the 26-mile marathon, there is also a half-marathon and marathon relay, as well as a wheelchair division, with a course that crosses all three rivers on its way through downtown, the North Shore, the South Side, Oakland, Shadyside and Bloomfield.
May 12, 2013
5K Run, 5K Walk, 1 Mile Fun Walk
Held each year on Mother's day, this fun walk/race supports the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in breast cancer education and its mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. 2013 marks its 21st anniversary in Pittsburgh!
May 18, 2013
Many people have never heard of this devastating genetic disorder, and that's the reason behind this walk! Join your neighbors and friends at the Pittsburgh North Park Boat House in Allison Park, one of 31 Angelman Walkathon sites around the country, to help advance awareness and treatment of Angelman Syndrome.