The tent is up at Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle so we will be able to meet outside in the tent before the run. We will also have access to the bathrooms.
Due to the PA Mask Mandate, please wear your mask inside unless you are eating or drinking. Mullaney’s was gracious to host us so let’s keep the staff and everyone safe. The inside seating capacity is 70, so we should be able to safely meet and enjoy some time together!
Frozen pierogi will be frozen in sealed bags. Hot pierogi will be pre-packaged and sour cream in individual containers provided.
All baked goods will also be individually sealed. The bar will be open with sales benefitting Run 3.21.
If you are running virtually or on your own, you can still stop by and pick-up pierogi.
Basket Raffles: Gina has secured some great items this year from her sponsors! To reduce contact, baskets will be posted online. You will have the option to purchase tickets ahead of time or the day of the run. On the evening of February 27, Maeve will host a FB live and draw all the winning tickets. Gina will then make arrangements to get the baskets to the winners.
How to Pay or Donate: Gina accepts both cash and online donations. She will have a QR code on-site so you can pay either with Venmo or PayPal. If you want to pay in cash, a coffee can will be available to drop your donations in.
Register here for the run and select the number of pierogi you would like to purchase.
About the Fundraiser
Thank you all for the support! The Pittsburgh Running Community are some of my biggest supporters and we appreciate all of you!
For the third year in a row, CBRC member Gina Mannion will be participating in the National Down Syndrome Society's Run for 3.21 - a multi-day, 260+ mile journey beginning at the United Nations Headquarters in NYC and ending on the steps of the U.S. Capital in Washington, D.C. for World Down Syndrome Day.
Gina and her husband have 4 children, and their oldest daughter, Maeve, has Down syndrome. Maeve is the reason she is out there running all the miles, all the time!
Gina became actively involved with NDSS 5 years ago, as a founding member of the NDSS Athlete Ambassador Team, and she has been active in the special needs community since Maeve was born.
“2020 threw us a few curveballs - the 2020 relay was postponed until October and only 8 of our teammates were able to participate in person. The rest of our team was virtual! If you follow me on social media, you will know that I did run in person and it was quite the adventure!”
2021 is looking to be much of the same, so this year’s event will have some of the team running in-person and others participating virtually. Gina will be running in person with her personal crew team – her husband and four children!
“I loved nothing more than having Maeve yell out the car window, cheering me on in the dark, quiet, early morning streets of Philadelphia! Or seeing my 4 kids ringing cowbells and waiting for me on the end of my legs on the never-ending route 40!”
Gina decided to try her hand at feeding hungry runners after a long, cold, training run – and the "Pierogi Run" came to be!
Due to COVID-19 concerns, this year's Pierogi Run will look a little different, but you will still get to enjoy homemade pierogi, Gina’s home-baked goods, and a virtual basket raffle!
If you can't make it out, but still want to support Gina’s efforts, please visit https://give.NDSS.org/2021GinaRuns321
All proceeds go to her fundraising for Run for 3.21. Each athlete has a minimum goal of $3500 and a team goal of $100,000.