Light of Life Rescue Mission’s 2021 Pittsburgh Marathon Team

About Our Event

This is our 9th year as an official charity of the Pittsburgh Marathon!  That means that runners can choose to run any of the races (the kid’s marathon, the 5k, marathon relay, half marathon, or full marathon) and raise money and awareness for Light of Life. If your fundraising minimum is met for the race, the registration fee for your race will be refunded to you! 

2021 race fundraising minimums: 

  • Full Marathon – $500 
  • Half Marathon – $400 
  • Relay Team – $1,000 (per team) 
  • 5K – $150 
  • Kids Marathon and Toddler Trot – $50 
  • Pet Walk – $50 

Over the past 8 years, our runners have raised $490,000 for the homeless men, women, and children of Pittsburgh. 


Last year, due to COVID-19, the Pittsburgh Marathon moved virtual. We still had over 40 runners raise over $16,000 for the homeless men, women, and children of Pittsburgh! 

This year, we can’t wait to reunite in person with our runners on race weekend, April 30th-May 2nd! While COVID-19 responses and guidelines are ever-changing, the Pittsburgh Marathon event is being monitored closely. Any changes or cancellations will be communicated accordingly 

Let’s make this year our biggest yet! Register to run for Team Light of Life and fundraise for the Mission. Join us as we continue taking strides toward hope and healing.  

All Light of Life Team members receive a FREE Light of Life team t-shirt. 

How to Register:  

  • Visit 
  • Click register and choose your race  
  • When asked if you are running for a charity, click YES and choose Light of Life. 
  • When you submit your registration, you will receive an email from Race Roster, click your link in the email and go to edit your page.  
  • Confirm you are running for Light of Life, customize your page, and start fundraising and training! 

How to Donate: 

How to Volunteer at the Marathon: 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amy Metz at or call 412-258-6111. 


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