Allegheny, Beaver and Butler Counties


Free Care 5K – presented by Paracca Interiors Flooring America

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Saturday | August 1, 2020 @ 9 a.m.
St. Barnabas Gibsonia Campus | 5850 Meridian Rd, Gibsonia PA 15044

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

For a quarter-century, trekking Meridian Road has been as much a part of western Pennsylvanian summers as watching fireworks. The tradition will continue August 1st with the 29th annual St. Barnabas Free Care 5K presented by Paracca Interiors Flooring America.

Whether a fitness enthusiast seeking the challenge of the North Hills’ top-rated course or merely a fan of a great summer party, participation is a guaranteed treat for you and others. Proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which affords $7 million in care to patients and residents every year.

Our event is open to competitive and amateur runners, joggers, walkers, teams, stroller pushers and wheelchair racers of all ages. Prizes are awarded to top finishers and specialty bags are received by the first 1,000 registrants.

Over 1,000 participants and 100 volunteers helped make the 2020 St. Barnabas Free Care 5K the best race yet. But we know we can do better with your help.

Entry Fee

  • $25 before August 1, $30 on Race Day.
  • The team registration deadline is July 27, 2020.
  • 5K My Way – for ages 70+ – $17
  • Fees are non-refundable.

Proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund.


Earn community service hours! Call 724-625-3770 or email HFennell@StBarnabasHealthSystem.com.


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

Awards Ceremony / Post-Race Party

10 a.m. St. Barnabas Medical Center lawn.

Trisha Pittman Joe Klimchak  

Emceed by WPXI-TV’s Trisha Pittman and in-game host of the Pittsburgh Pirates,
Joe Klimchak. Refreshments and beverages free to all registrants! Music and dozens of prizes in post-race drawings.


  • Cash purse sponsored by Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC
    • $250 1st place male and female finishers
    • $150 2nd place male and female finishers
    • $100 3rd place male and female finishers
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes: top overall men and women
    ages 9-under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over, wheelchair racers, and teams.
  • Master (40-49 years) and Grand Master (50+ years) categories

Special Features

  • ChampionChip Timing
  • NEW this year – the timing chip is located in the bib. There is no separate chip to remove.
  • Post race party & raffle prizes
  • Elite runners #1-200 and start line corral
  • Rolling 3.1 mile out-and-back course – RACE MAP is available here.
  • USA Track & Field certified
  • 1,000+ Runners/Walkers

Craft Beer Basket Raffle

Tickets are available for only $10 each for the chance to a win a cooler filled with an assortment of tasty craft beer from popular brewers. Purchase tickets online.

Tickets can be purchased on race day at the registration table and from volunteers selling throughout the crowd. Winner need not be present.

Proceeds from raffle ticket sales benefit the Free Care Fund.


Your True time – start line to finish line – timed with ChampionChip. Conducted by Runner’s High professional service. Same day results online at FreeCare5K.com.

T-Shirts & Runner Bags

Runner bags to the first 1,000 registrants. All early registrants are guaranteed a race T-shirt.

Team Competition

  • Friends, co-workers, families and neighbors!
  • 3-5 per team, must include one female.
  • Team entries must be submitted together with payment.
  • School teams – please call to register.
  • Registration deadline for teams is July 27.

Special Category: 5K My Way

  • Ages 70+
  • Skip the turn around and walk 0.3 miles straight from start line to finish line.
  • Entry fee $17

Individual Fundraising

  • Top fundraiser wins prizes.
  • Raise money by setting personal goals to run/walk.
  • Ask friends, family, co-workers to pledge/donate.
    • Ex: $___per___minute

Pace Team

Achieve your race goal with the help of the Steel City Road Runners Pace Team. They will offer pacers for 7 to 13 minute mile split times.


On-line: click here.

Phone: (724) 625-3770

Registration & Packet Pick-up on Race Day:
St. Barnabas Medical Center Drive – Get Directions

A Gift for You!
Redeem your race bib for a $5 credit toward a purchase at Furniture at the Firehouse, Conley Resort & Golf Club, Rudolph Auto Repair or Suncrest Golf & Grille. 

Packet Pick-Up

Thursday, July 30
3 – 7 p.m.
The Washington Place at St. Barnabas –
Get Directions
5847 Meridian Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044
Race Day
7 – 8:30 a.m.
St. Barnabas Medical Center Drive – Get Directions
5830 Meridian Road, 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.


Contact Us

Contact Us -- St. Barnabas 5k


Call (724) 625-3770 or
fill out the form below to email St. Barnabas Charities.

St. Barnabas Charities
Free Care 5K

5850 Meridian Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044

Text ‘Give’ to 41444