Super Bowl XL teammates to chair annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race:
From the Steelers today: Super Bowl XL teammates quarterback Charlie Batch and defensive end Brett Keisel will chair the 27th Annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race, Fitness Walk and Kids’ Kickoff Run on Labor Day, Sunday, September 6, at 9 a.m. at Heinz Field. The race benefits the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund. The race will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Steelers’ Super Bowl XL championship which marked the franchise’s fifth Lombardi trophy. Batch and Keisel will be joined at the Race by Super Bowl XL teammate and offensive lineman Kendall Simmons. Simmons will serve as the honorary starter for the Kids’ Kickoff. Participants will gather in front of the Heinz Field Press Gate entrance on North Shore Drive. The course will follow North Shore to General Robinson Street to River Avenue, heading back to Heinz Field along General Robinson to Reedsdale Street. Runners and walkers will enter the stadium at Gate 5 to cross the finish line at midfield on the warning track. To accommodate the anticipated large crowd, the race will employ a wave start. Gatorade is the title sponsor and Nike is the official outfitter of the race. Additional event partners include Dick’s Sporting Goods, Giant Eagle, UPMC, Novo Nordisk, KDKA-TV 2, WDVE-FM and ESPN Radio 970. The Art Rooney Scholarship Fund was established in memory of the late founder of the Steelers, who died in August of 1988 after living most of his life on the North Side. A $12,000 scholarship in Art Rooney’s name is presented annually to a graduating senior from local high schools – Perry (two scholarships through the Pittsburgh Promise) and Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic. Since its beginning, the scholarship has awarded grants to more than 75 local students. Ready to get started….On your mark, get set…REGISTER!