Head for the Cure Pittsburgh is Going Virtual!

May 19, 2020

Join us on our next run! As we navigate this ever-changing environment Head for the Cure wants to ensure the health and safety of our participants, especially our Survivors who we run, walk, and celebrate during our event. Our Annual Head for the Cure 5K - Pittsburgh on Saturday, August 15th, has been re-envisioned as a VIRTUAL EVENT!

Date: Saturday, August 15th
Time: 9:00 a.m. ET
Location: Facebook Live! and YouTube

Check out this sneak peek of the Pittsburgh event!


What Is A Virtual 5K?
This interactive event brings the same unique elements of an in-person 5K online to celebrate and remember our loved ones affected by this disease. Featured on Facebook Live, we will host an at-home 5K, share stories from survivors and team captains, recognize the Keeping the Faith and Stevie Patrick Legacy of Love recipients and remember those we’ve lost during our Celebration of Life. Interested in sharing your story for the virtual 5K? Email jenna@headforthecure.org.

Things to Know:

  • Will I Still Get My Shirt and Medal? YES! We will be mailing all shirts and medals to each participant after the race. Please be sure that the address entered when registering is the address you would like your items shipped to. Shirts and medals will arrive approximately two weeks after the event due to the needed time for production printing and shipping. 
  • How Can You Help? Encourage registrations and donations! Our grants for clinical research and patient programs to the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Brain Cancer Awareness 5K and the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative come from our race proceeds. We can't make an impact in this fight against brain cancer without YOU!

How to Participate in the Virtual 5K:

Before the 5K:

  • Complete Your Own Physical Activity! Go for a run or walk in your neighborhood or on a treadmill, ride a bike, mow the lawn or simply do any physical activity of your choice the week leading up to the event! Please practice social distancing guidelines.  
  • Document Your Activity! Snap a selfie to share on Facebook during the virtual event using @headforthecure. We encourage you to wear a Head for the Cure shirt from a previous event!
  • Share the event on Social Media! Spread awareness by inviting friends to attend the Facebook Live event. Share the event on social media and encourage friends, family and coworkers to come together to support a cause that is so important to you. 

During the Virtual 5K:

  1. Join Us on Facebook Live at 9:00 AM ET on August 15th! We will feature our event on the Head for the Cure Facebook page. We will also host it on Youtube as well, and will email that link the morning of the event.
  2. Comment & Share! Comment on the live video during the virtual 5K and share what the fight against brain cancer means to you! 
  3. Post Your Selfie! Share the selfie from your workout to the Head for the Cure - Pittsburgh event page, on Instagram or Twittter tagging @headforthecure!

Register or Donate Today!