St. Barnabas To Host 5k For The 21st Year Benefitting The St. Barnabas Free Care Fund

This Year’s 5k Is Slated For Saturday, August 4th At St. Barnabas
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July 16, 2012 - PRLog -- PITTSBURGH, PA  (June 20, 2012) – The goal is for more than 1,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes of all ages to participate in the 21st annual St. Barnabas Medical Center 5K Run/Walk. The race, known as one of the “best in the ‘burgh” for its huge post-race party, will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at St. Barnabas Medical Center, 5830 Meridian Road, Gibsonia.  

Proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which in 2011 alone provided nearly $5.2 million to poor and low-income patients at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas. The signature sponsor of the St. Barnabas Medical Center 5K Run/Walk is Traco, a division of Kawneer and part of Alcoa’s global building & construction business unit.

“Promoting the health and safety of our employees and our community is one of our core values,” says Tom VanSumeren, General Manager, Traco.  “Traco has been a proud sponsor of the St. Barnabas race for 11 years because it aligns with this value, plus it’s a great opportunity to have fun as a team while supporting a good cause.”  Each year Traco assembles a corporate team and dozens of team members run and walk in the race to show their support.

The St. Barnabas Medical Center 5K follows an out-and-back course along the rolling terrain of Meridian Road.  Runners are timed using a ChampionChip Device provided by The Runner’s High Timing Services and the course is certified by USA Track and Field. Medals are awarded to the top three male and female finishers overall, as well as the top three males and females in 16 age categories. Corporate teams of up to five runners are encouraged to participate and medals will be awarded to the top three teams. Medals for master (age 40 & above) and grand master (age 50 & above) divisions will also be presented.

Registration is $16 by July 27 or $20 after July 27. Early registration guarantees a race t-shirt. To register or for more information call 724-443-0800, ext. 5310 or visit


About St. Barnabas
St. Barnabas Health System is the largest health care concern of its kind in Pennsylvania and offers service apart from the ordinary in a faith-based, non-denominational setting.  Tracing its heritage back to 1900, the system serves approximately 900 inpatients and residents, plus 35,000 outpatients and home care clients.   For more information, please visit

About Traco
Traco has been a leading manufacturer of windows for more than 65 years. Its range of commercial rated,
thermal, blast and impact resistant windows are ideal for both renovation and new construction projects.
Located in Cranberry Township, PA. Traco is a division of Kawneer – the strongest brand in the architectural
aluminum market – and a component of Alcoa’s global Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business unit.  To learn more about Traco, visit
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