5850 Meridian Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044


Free Care 5K – presented by Paracca Interiors Flooring America

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Saturday | August 5, 2017 @ 9 a.m.
St. Barnabas Gibsonia Campus | 5850 Meridian Road, Gibsonia PA 15044


Register Now for the 2017 St. Barnabas Free Care 5K

Top-Rated 5K Course in Pittsburgh's North Hills

On August 5, 2017 the most exciting place to be is at the 26th Annual St. Barnabas Free Care 5K presented by Paracca Interiors Flooring America.

Each year fitness enthusiasts trek up and down Meridian Road to raise money for the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which enables patients and residents to receive more than $7 million in free care each year.

In 2016, we had nearly 1,000 participants blazing our course and enjoying the post-race party, and more than 100 volunteers helping out! Our top male finisher was Jed Christiansen, winning the race for the sixth time, with a time of 15:16. The first female finisher was Lisa Lucas with a time of 18:12.

Entry Fee

Proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund.


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. 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 drawing.


  • $250 for top 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, teams and patriots
  • Master (40+) and Grand Master (50+)

Special Features

  • ChampionChip Timing
  • Disposable shoelace chip
  • Post race party & raffle prizes
  • Elite runners #1-200 and start line corral
  • Rolling 3.1 mile out-and-back course
  • USA Track & Field certified
  • 1,000+ Runners/Walkers


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.
  • Team entries must be submitted together with payment.
  • School teams - please call to register.
  • Registration deadline for teams is July 28.

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

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: Open

Phone: (724) 625-3770

Registration available Packet Pick-up and 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 Beautiful Buys Specialty Shoppe, Conley Resort & Golf, Rudolph Auto Repair or Suncrest Golf Course. Expires 1/1/2018.

Packet Pick-Up

Thursday, August 3
4 - 7 pm
The Washington Place- Get Directions
5847 Meridian Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044
Friday, August 4
12 - 3 pm
Mars High School - Get Directions
520 PA-228, Mars, PA 16046
Race Day
7 - 8:30 a.m.
St. Barnabas Medical Center Drive - Get Directions
5830 Meridian Road, Gibsonia PA 15044

Course Records

  • Men: Josh Simpson, Morgantown, WV | 14:36 (2013)
  • Women: Aubrey Moskal, Morgantown, WV | 16:25 (2015)
  • Wheelchair: Kelly Timms, formerly of Mt. Oliver | 20:10 (1995)


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

2016 Free Care 5K Race Recap

5K Starting Line

2016 Free Care 5K 2016 Overall Winners

Jed Christiansen | 15:16
Grove City, PA
1st Place Female
Lisa Lucas | 18:12
Pittsburgh, PA

The second male finisher was Zach Roshon, Chagrin Falls, OH at 15:58 and Jacob Halasowski, Pittsburgh, PA with a time of 16:28. The second female, with a time of 18:20, was Lauren Finikiotis, Gibsonia, PA and the third was Mica Hanish, Baden, PA at 18:33.

Ninety-six more medals were given to the top three winners in the 16 age categories in the men’s and women’s divisions. Plus Master and Grandmaster divisions.

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 GIVING to 80888 and hit send.

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Call (724) 625-3770 or
email St. Barnabas Charities.

St. Barnabas Charities
Free Care 5K

5850 Meridian Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044

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