April 2, 2017

Our fourth year has turned out to be our biggest and best race yet! What started out as a very crisp spring morning (36 degrees when the U-haul truck pulled up at 6 am), turned into gorgeous running weather (mid 50s at race time - and 65 by the end of the day!), and mostly sunny skies! This year just under 700 participants found their way to Pittsburgh's gorgeous North Shore Riverfront Trail - from runners, to walkers, and of course our PHantastic volunteers!

This year's race brought in a profit of $30,525.11 - all of which will be donated to Team PHenomenal Hope's PHenomenal Impact Fund to support PH research! 

Over the past 4 years, we have now raised OVER $100,000 toward pulmonary hypertension research!  Thank you for your generosity!!! Together we CAN find - and FUND - a CURE for PH!


Top Ten Overall 5k Racers

  1. Sarah Olesky - 19:30.66
  2. Jerod Witcicki - 20:14.74
  3. Bethany Bowman - 20:20.73
  4. Scott Parker Donaldson - 20:34.26
  5. Seth Murray - 21:02.72 (pushing 2 kids in a stroller!)
  6. Alexander Leonard - 21:35.28
  7. Keith Cumpston - 21:45.19
  8. Ethan Beardsley - 21:52.73
  9. Andrew Darrigo - 20:00.98
  10. Bob Liberatore - 22:11.23

Our youngest medal winner! This sweet little 2 year old completed the kids 1/2 mile in 12:05.03!

Our youngest medal winner! This sweet little 2 year old completed the kids 1/2 mile in 12:05.03!


A group of PH warriors (patients) at the 2017 PH5k

A group of PH warriors (patients) at the 2017 PH5k

Standing in memory of our PH angels who are now breathing easy

Standing in memory of our PH angels who are now breathing easy

Chris Field & Dr. Patty George (Team PHenomenal Hope's Executive Director & President) with Julia & Aaron Feitner (Race Directors)

Chris Field & Dr. Patty George (Team PHenomenal Hope's Executive Director & President) with Julia & Aaron Feitner (Race Directors)

Western PA Young Adult PHriends support group co-leaders: Julia, Holly, & Deanna

Western PA Young Adult PHriends support group co-leaders: Julia, Holly, & Deanna


This Year's PH5k in the Media