The Brookline Breeze is a challenging 5K fitness run/walk on the rolling hills of Brookline, a neighborhood located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 5K course takes runners and walkers from Brookline Memorial Park to the city border with Dormont and back again. The 3.1 mile route follows Brookline Boulevard to Pioneer Avenue, then turns left and proceeds to a turn-around near West Liberty Avenue, then back again.
Breeze Day fun begins at 7:00am with package pickup and pre-race registrations. Color Guard provided by the Keystone Young Marines. The first event of the morning starts at 8:35 a.m. with the One-Mile Mini-Breeze for the young ones, followed by the One-mile Dog Walk. The Mini-Breeze course is laid out around the perimeter of Brookline Park. The Mini-Breeze is a non-competitive event. All runners will receive a ribbon for completing the run.
The 5K Run/Walk begins at 9:00am.
The Brookline Breeze 5K race, which attracts top athletes from around the Tri-State area, along with hundreds of local runners, is sanctioned by the USATF (Three Rivers). Event timing is provided by Runners High.*
ON YOUR MARK WITH HIGHMARK YOUTH CHALLENGE
This popular program encourages children to take part in community footraces by either running OR walking the 5K distance. Each child age 6 to 12 who completes on City of Pittsburgh Community Footrace Series - or each yout age 13 to 18 who completes 2 City of Pittsburgh Community Footrace Series - receives free registration to The Great Race 5K. After completing The Great Race, each youth receives a certificate recognizing the achievement.
Proceeds from the race benefit the following organizations: The Brookline Meals on Wheels, Brookline Food Bank, Brookline Teen Outreach, Brookline Recreation Center and Animal Friends.