The Historic Hill 5K

Date(s) - 08/20/2022
8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Freedom Corner


The Historic Hill 5K was created to increase the health and well-being of African-Americans in Pittsburgh as well as celebrating the city’s ┬árich Black history.

A group of Pittsburgh neighborhoods immediately east of Downtown are known collectively as the Hill District. Beginning around 1910, Black migrants from the nation’s rural South settled in the Hill seeking more opportunities and fewer racial barriers. The neighborhoods’ African-American population more than tripled by 1920. The Hill developed a vibrant entertainment district that turned the area into a cultural hub for music, especially jazz. A combination of aging housing stock and racially-driven politics after World War II (1939-1945) led to the Hill’s decline. Efforts are now underway to revitalize it.

The race will begin and end at Freedom Corner. Running along the historic Centre Avenue will enable you to see some of historical landmarks as well as witness the amazing physical changes that have taking place. Whether you are an experienced runner or a beginner just coming out to walk, this race has something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and participate as there are no age divisions. The top 3 male and top 3 female runners will receive medals.

Centre Avenue & Crawford Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States