Participant Information

Harmony Trail Heroes 5K 2018 - October 6

Packet Pick-Up

Race packets will be available for pick up beginning Friday, October 5, 2018 at New Balance Pittsburgh located at 10616 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090 (in Wexford Plaza near Whole Foods) between 2 PM and 8 PM. You'll receive your race packet and bib with ID tag and optional shirt. You may also collect your packet on race day, however please arrive at least 60 minutes prior to the start of your race.


The location of the event is 5500 Brooktree Road, Wexford, PA. When you turn onto Brooktree Road you will be directed by volunteers.

Race Times

RaceStart Time
Run for Heroes (Solo)10:00 AM
Run for the Fallen11:00 AM
Run for Heroes (Team)Noon
Dog Run on a Leash1:00 PM


The Harmony Trail Heroes 5K will take place rain or shine. All participants must check in at 5500 Brooktree Road, Wexford, PA at least 45 minutes prior to their race start time. Please pin the bib on your front so the number is visible.


Run for the Fallen participants should bring a photograph of the person being memorialized to packet pickup. It will be displayed at the race and returned afterwards. Participants may specify or update the name of their memorialized person by editing their registration using the link provided in the Registration Confirmation email.

Run for the Fallen (Heavy)

Run for the Fallen participants who selected the Heavy category should bring their own weighted rucksack. Participants may switch between Light and Heavy by editing their registration using the link provided in the Registration Confirmation email.


You will be placed into corrals based on your one-mile pace time. You'll receive further instructions at check-in. Due to the narrow nature of the trail, runners will have staggered start times. Please be patient!

Aid Stations

There will be an aid station after the first hill climb, approximately 2 km from the start.


This is a loop course and all participants will finish near the start, 5500 Brooktree Road.


Food and beverages will be offered by local restaurants including Emporio and BJs Brewhouse near the finish line and memorial. This will include a variety of sandwiches and pizza.




Awards will be issued to runners once every participant has completed the race. For example, when everyone has completed the Team 5K the top three teams and individuals will receive their awards.


The course is a combination of wooded and rail trails in addition to some street and sidewalks. Some trail surfaces are single-track or forest areas, which can include rocks, roots, sticks, branches, humps, as well as two stream crossings which will be dry provided no significant rainfall occurs during the event. The course will be marked with American flags. You will be required to run on sidewalks denoted with flags through the various neighborhoods. An exception is one street crossing which will be marked.

There are several hill climbs/decent with up to 300 foot of elevation change.

Course Map

Preliminary course, subject to change.


Please adhere to these rules or risk disqualification:

  • Runners must cross the start and finish lines where their overall time will be recorded.
  • Runners are not permitted to obtain any outside assistance. If a runner leaves the course for any reason (including getting lost), they must return to the course by their own power at the point they left it.
  • Runners must stay on the course denoted by American flags, Marshals will be monitoring the course and can also provide direction if needed.

ID Tags

If you drop out and don't make it to the finish, please give your ID tag to a Marshal.


Please note:

  • Watch the weather forecast closely to know what gear to bring; the race will happen rain or shine.
  • Stay on the course!
  • Backtrack to find the last course marker and reassess your direction if you haven't seen a flag in a hundred yards or so, as you may have missed a turn.
  • Respect the trail and neighborhoods. The race is occurring on private property. Please be courteous to residents who are supporting our event.
  • Clean up any trash you bring. There are trash receptacles at 5500 Brooktree Road.
  • Stop if you feel sick!


We'll need quite a few volunteers to help us with the event. Please cajole and/or coerce your friends, relatives and co-workers into helping!