About the Yinzer 5K
Light of Life Rescue Mission will host the Yinzer 5K Run on Saturday, August 8, at the North Park Boathouse in Allison Park.
The Yinzer 5K is set apart from other races by the outfits worn on the course. Runners are encouraged to wear their best Pittsburgh clothing to represent what the city means to them. They wear Steelers, Pirates and Penguins gear to support their favorite teams and wave their terrible towels when they cross the finish line. Prizes are awarded for best-dressed Pittsburgher.
On race day, registration will begin at 8 a.m., where runners can pick up their Yinzer T-shirt and bag. The race will begin at 9 a.m. and follows a certified 5K course.
Following the race, runners are invited to stay for some trademark Yinzer foods, free massages, and a raffle. Prizes will also be awarded to the top runners from each age group.
Online registration ends on August 6, so make sure you sign up soon. Register here. The cost is $30 from July 22 through August 7 and $35 on race day.
The Yinzer 5K is sponsored by Dollar Bank and Trib Total Media.
About Light of Life Rescue Mission
Light of Life Rescue Mission was founded in 1952 as a shelter and refuge for homeless men under the name Harbor of Hope Rescue Mission. It was renamed Light of Life Rescue Mission in 1957 and efforts were expanded to include women and children.
Light of Life believes in equality across racial, gender and class differences. The organization works to meet the needs of the poor, homeless and those battling addiction in the Pittsburgh region by helping them achieve Christ-centered recovery to strengthen their family relationships.