Tortoise and Hair Pittsburgh


Start: Sunday, October 13, 2013

Lower Frick Parking Lot GPS Coordinates: 40.430403,-79.900399
Pittsburgh , PA 15217
Registration Closing Date

Friday, October 11, 2013

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About This Activity

October 13, 2013





We're back for our third year of the Tortoise and Hair Pittsburgh race! We brought along new, awesome sponsors and a brand new race course!

The Tortoise and Hair Pittsburgh race is a 5K run and walk benefitting the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF). The NAAF uses our donations to fund support and research programs and, ultimately, to work towards finding a cure for alopecia areata.

Strollers are welcome for the walk  and the 5K course. **Please start near the back should you choose to run with a stroller.


Dogs ARE allowed at the event/ on the walk and run course. We ask that you start near the back of the start should you choose to run with your pup!


In order to ensure a fun, safe event for all of our participants, dogs MUST adhere to the following "doggy etiquette":


- Dogs MUST be leashed at ALL times.

- Dogs MUST have proof of current vaccinations

- Dogs MUST be friendly with other people and with other dogs... please leave grumpy pups at home!


Awards will be given to the top 3 male and top 3 female winners overall in the 5K race.

Awards will also be given to the top male and top female in the following age groups in the 5K race: 10 and under, 11-16, 17-22, 23-28, 29-34, 35-40, 41-50, 51-60, 60 and up.


There are no awards for the family fun walk.

Event schedule and times

Event/day of registration/packet pick up will begin at 7:30 a.m.


The 5K run will begin at 9:00 a.m. Walkers will follow directly behind runners.


The START and FINISH will be at the lower Frick Parking Area. The course is all on the trails and is flat with some fantastic downhills after the first mile.


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