FreeCare5K in the Greater Pittsburgh Area

Enjoy an active day outside running while you benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund at our annual FreeCare5K event. Held at the top-rated 5K course in North Hills, Pennsylvania, this 5K fundraiser event raises money to help patients who can’t afford care. Learn more about our 5K rules, prizes, and sponsors for this event, which benefits our patients and residents throughout Allegheny, Beaver, and Butler counties.

The 30th annual St. Barnabas Free Care 5K presented by Paracca Interiors Flooring America on Saturday was a great day! Thank you to our sponsors, participants and volunteers. 

Congratulations to all finishers! Top honors go to first place finisher Jed Christiansen, of Greenville, crossing the finish line with a time of 15:22. Overall female winner is Katherine Fedko, of Gibsonia, with a time of 17:44.

Followed by:
Male 2nd Jacob Halasowski, Pittsburgh, PA 15:54
Female 2nd Claire Collison, Pittsburgh, PA 17:52
Male 3rd Tyler Paszkowski, Glenshaw, PA 16:27
Female 3rd Meredith Price, Gibsonia, PA 18:28

To view full race results from the 30th annual St. Barnabas Free Care 5K, go to www.RunHigh.com.

We invite everyone to go out and run or walk for a good cause. Proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which affords $7 million in care to patients and residents every year.

Saturday, August 7, 2021
Meridian Road, St. Barnabas Campus
Gibsonia, PA 15044
724-625-3770

 Online registration is now closed.
 You can register at the 5K beginning at 7 AM for $30.

General Information

Competitive and amateur runners, joggers, walkers, teams, stroller pushers and wheelchair racers of all ages. No inline skates or pets. No smoking.

Registration

Entry Fee (non-refundable)

  • $30 per person on race day.
  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • Online registration is now closed. You can register at the 5K Saturday Aug. 7 beginning at 7 AM.

Packet Pick-Up

  • Thursday, August 5th 3-7 p.m.  – The Washington Place at St. Barnabas, 5847 Meridian Rd, Gibsonia PA 15044
  • Race Day, 7-8:30 a.m. – St. Barnabas Medical Center Drive, 5830 Meridian Road, Gibsonia PA 15044

Course 

  • Rolling 3.1 mile out and back course
  • ChampionChip Timing
  • Elite runners #1-200 and start line corral
  • USA Track & Field certified
  • Medals awarded

Team Competition

  • 3-5 per team, must include one female.
  • Team entries must include team name.
  • Registration deadline for teams is July 30.

Shirts & Runner Bags

Register by July 16th to be guaranteed a race t-shirt & runners bag.

Race Day Parking

Meridian Road closes at 8:30 a.m.  Parking: 2 Ballfields, St. Barnabas Nursing Home and Richland VFD. If you are parked in one of our lots along the course, the road will be closed and you will not be able to leave under at the 5K has ended. Parking is also available at Eden Hall Elementary School and Richland Elementary School off Bakerstown Road (Red Belt). Those parking lots will not be impacted by road closures. View map here.

Post Race Party

The party begins on the St. Barnabas Medical Center lawn immediately following the race. Food and beverages are free to all registrants. Dozens of prizes will be given away in our post-race drawing.

Volunteers Needed

Earn community service hours! Call 724-625-3770 or email Shelli Sommariva for details.


For results from the 30th annual St. Barnabas Free Care 5K held
August 2021 go to RunHigh.com.

 

Course Records

  • Men: Josh Simpson, Morgantown, WV | 14:36 (2013)
  • Women: Aubrey Moskal, Morgantown, WV | 16:25 (2015)
  • Wheelchair: Chris Meilo, Pittsburgh, PA | 18:03

Format and Tickets

Since St. Barnabas was founded in 1900, we have aimed to provide charitable contributions to members of our community that may not have the ability to pay. We continue to do this with our annual charitable events, like the St. Barnabas FreeCare5K presented by Paracca Interiors Flooring America. For over 30 years, runners and philanthropists alike have gathered at our 5K to raise money for the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which provides more than $7 million in free care to patients in need every year.

We invite people of all ages and skill levels to join us to benefit a great cause, including competitive and amateur runners, joggers, walkers, teams, and stroller and wheelchair users. You can register both in-person and virtually for $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the race. Entry fees are non-refundable, and no inline skates, pets, or smoking are allowed. More important details include

Race Features

  • The startline corral reduces congestion.
  • The rolling 3.1-mile out-and-back course is USA Track & Field-certified.
  • ChampionChip timing allows you to get your true running time from start to finish line.
  • A post-race party is open to participants with dozens of raffle prizes and a prize for the top fundraiser.

Team Competition Rules

  • There must be three to five people per team, including at least one female.
  • Team entries must have a team name.
  • Teams must register in advance.

Awards and Prizes

Our 5K fundraiser doesn’t end right after the race! Come to the St. Barnabas Medical Center lawn immediately following the race for our awards ceremony and post-race party. We will have free food and beverages, music, and more. We will also be giving away free shirts and runner bags and dozens of prizes in our post-race drawing.

Awards will be presented to the overall first-, second-, and third-place winners, as well as prizes for top runners in each category. These awards include:

  • $250 cash prize for first-place male and female finishers
  • $150 cash prize for second-place male and female finishers
  • $100 cash prize for third-place male and female finishers
  • First-, second-, and third-place prizes for the top overall runners in each age range, wheelchair racers, and teams
  • Prizes for the fastest Master runner (40-49 years of age) and Grand Master runner (50+ years of age)

Learn More About Our Charity Events

St. Barnabas can continue to help patients and residents in need with support from the community and their sponsors. Consider joining us in our annual FreeCare5K and help raise money for the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which has provided over $7 million in free care to patients in need throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. Contact us to learn more information about our 5K or other charity events we hold throughout the year.

Together, your business and St. Barnabas Health System can continue to help patients and residents in need. For more information about these sponsorship and advertising opportunities, contact Shelli Sommariva at 724-444-5521 or ssommariva@stbarnabashealthsystem.com

St. Barnabas Health System would like to thank the following organizations for their support:

August 7, 2021 Open event – race entrant to complete 3.1 miles on any course of their choice Times submitted will be based on the honor system. Runners have until August 31st at mid-night to submit times.
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National Anthem performed on an electric guitar by Braeden Rawa, Berklee College of Music student.

 

Help us set the pace in a race to provide free care.

This year the 29th annual St. Barnabas Free Care 5K presented by Paracca Interiors Flooring America will have a different format due to the ongoing pandemic. We invite everyone to go out and run or walk for a good cause. The cause remains the same, free care to those in need. Proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which affords $7 million in care to patients and residents every year. Entrants Competitive and amateur runners, joggers, walkers, teams, stroller pushers and wheelchair racers of all ages. Entry Fee
  • $25 per person (until August 31, 2020)
  • Fees are non-refundable.
Course
  • Open event – race entrant to complete 3.1 consecutive miles on any course, to be decided upon by the participant.
  • Submit your time, on your honor (one-time only). Race entries and times will be accepted through August 31st at midnight.
    • To submit a virtual time, go to this link
    • The results will be posted at this link
      • Note: If you recently registered, there may be a delay to see your name listed. Check back in a day or two. 
  • Medals awarded

WIN…$2,500 Cash or Nashville Trip Raffle Congratulations to the winner of the raffle, ticket #398. The winner will choose cash or a trip to Nashville. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Shirts & Runner Bags All registrants receive a race t-shirt & runners bag.
Registration On-line: click here Phone: (724) 625-3770
Packet Pick-Up Please practice social distancing and utilize the provided hand sanitizer.
  • August 12 to August 31: Monday – Friday 10 AM to 2 PM at Furniture at the Firehouse (68 Dambach Avenue, Valencia, PA 16059
  • Thursday, August 20 from 4 – 7 PM at The Washington Place at St. Barnabas (5847 Meridian Rd, Gibsonia PA 15044)

 

For results from the 28th annual St. Barnabas Free Care 5K held August 3, 2019 go to RunHigh.com.

View photo gallery  WPXI-TV’s See & Be Seen

Top male 5k finisherOverall Male Winner Daniel Jaskowak  Age 25 Blacksburg, VA Winning time – 15:20

Top female 5K finisherOverall Female Winner Anna Shields  Age 28 Pittsburgh, PA Winning time – 18:43

 

Congratulations to the winner of the Craft Beer Raffle: Tony Sadar Thanks to everyone who participated!


Course Records
  • Men: Josh Simpson, Morgantown, WV | 14:36 (2013)
  • Women: Aubrey Moskal, Morgantown, WV | 16:25 (2015)
  • Wheelchair: Chris Meilo, Pittsburgh, PA | 18:03

Donnie Hersh Free Care Fund Proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which provides more than $7 million each year to needy patients at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas who can not afford their care. To donate to the Free Care Fund, TEXT the word GIVE to 41444 and hit send.
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