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What is PIC5K? PIC5K is a family friendly annual 5K or 1K Run or Walk held by the all volunteer non-profit Pittsburgh Indian community and Friends. It is desinged to bring the diverse community together across languages, religions, cultures to give back to the region we call home. Why is PIC5K important? This is a great opportunity for the Indian community and their Friends to join together for a great cause while having fun. This year it will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2023! Who is benefiting from this event? All donations go to local non-profits who agree to use 100% on programs and not overhead. This year we are focusing on Homelessness and the non-profits are Homeless Children Education Fund, Jubilee Kitchen and Energy Innovation Center institute. Who Can Participate in PIC5K? This event is not just for the Indian community. Please feel free to bring your family, friends and coworkers. It is an event for the entire family and friends to have fun! Is there an age limit for younger runners?
 No, there is no age limit for participating in PIC5K. However, children 15 years and under should be accompanied by an adult. Do I need to be a competitive runner to do the race? No! The PIC5K is focused on family fun and community participation. You can run, jog or walk; whatever you prefer to do. What if I want to walk but don’t think I and/or my family could make the 5K journey? There is a shorter 1-mile route for those who do not wish to do the entire 3.1 miles. What’s important is your participation and support. Is the PIC5K timed? PIC5K is not a timed event. If individuals would like to be timed, they will be responsible for tracking their respective timings. How difficult is the course? PIC5K course is on a relatively flat, paved road through the scenic North Park. Where is this event held? North Park Boathouse, 399 Pearce Mill Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101. Please register for the event!

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