OptOutside after Thanksgiving

For the fifth consecutive year, the RCTC is teaming up with North Park Trail Runners (NPTR) to host the annual #OptOutside event. This free, family-friendly, socially-distanced trail run will take place the day after Thanksgiving. The goal is to get outside on Black Friday and avoid the frenzy of shopping and consumerism.

This year’s event will take place on the trails of Riverview Park, located in the city of Pittsburgh’s North Side. Historically, the event is held on the Rachel Carson Trail in Hampton Township. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committees from both the RCTC and NPTR decided to move the event to a city park with the hope that the location change would allow for greater accessibility for a broader range of families.

We will meet at the Riverview Park entrance, adjacent to the Allegheny Observatory. From there, we’ll head into the woods and hike (or run!) a 1-mile loop. Older kids are encouraged to tackle the loop twice (double the fun). The trail will be well marked. All ages are welcome, but a word of caution: the trail is not stroller friendly. Participants with very young children should consider some type of baby carrier.

For event details and registration, please visit the #OptOutside Event page. While this event is free, we encourage you to register to help us plan the day.


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