4th Annual PIC5K Run/Walk for Charity

Over the last three years, the Pittsburgh Indian Community has been organizing the PIC5K event.

We run (and walk) to give back to our community and support charities in the greater Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

We have raised $120,000 over the last 3 years. This year, our goal is to raise $100,000.

All, to support charities involved in Healthcare, Education and the First Responders who protect our communities.

We also strive to provide a platform that will allow you to continue to give back to this great city we call home!

Come, join us on September 16, 2017 at the North Park Boat House at 8:00am to 1:00pm. Run. Have fun. Help someone.

Registration will start at 7:30am.


Healthcare is the first pillar of our fund raising efforts. We are supporting healthcare for women, children and families.


Our second pillar is Education. We are committed to supporting the education efforts of Women, Children and Homeless people.


We have been supporting efforts to ensure the safety of our Fire Fighters, Police Officers — by raising funds for equipment and ongoing training.


Use PayPal or write a check to PIC5K.

Regular Participant: $25 per person. Free for ages 5 and below.

All the participants will receive a T-Shirt, Water and Fruits/Snacks.

Regular participants are encouraged to donate more than the suggested registration fee and help cause.

Donors: $100/$200/$300

Sponsors: Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

Your contributions to PIC5K are tax-deductible under IRS 501(c)3 Rules.


We are committed to the Pittsburgh region and giving back in areas that matter – Healthcare, Education and to those who keep us safe — the First Responders.


There are three ways you can help:

Sign-up and participate. We are looking to have at least 1,000 participants. Don’t want to run. That is OK. Walk. Showing up and participating with your family and friends is all that counts!

Be a force multiplier and increase participation. Ask your neighbors, school friends, colleagues to support you and your efforts.

Company Match Your company has a matching program. Reach out and seek their help in making a matching donation or to becoming a sponsor.

Benefiting Organizations in 2017

2017 Grant recipients that have been finalized so far, for a total of $42,000:

  • Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
  • FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) of Western PA
  • Allegheny County Fire Academy
  • Chartiers Center

Benefiting Organizations in 2015

Pittsburgh Indian Community & Friends distributed $35,400 to the following Pittsburgh based non-profit organizations in 2015:

  • Homeless Children Education Fund
  • Primary Care Health Services, Inc. (distribution will be made by June 2016)
  • Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
  • Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation
  • Beverly’s Birthdays
  • Women’s Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Art: Carnegie Literacy Day

Supporting/Sponsoring Organizations

  • ANKUR – University of Pittsburgh Indian Student Association
  • Bengali Association
  • Chinmaya Mission Pittsburgh
  • Gujarati Samaj of Pittsburgh
  • Hindu Jain Temple
  • ICAP
  • Mahrashtra Mandal Pittsburgh
  • Malayalee Association
  • Mayur – CMU Indian Student Association
  • PATA – Pittsburgh Area Telugu Association
  • Pittsburgh Cricket Club
  • Pittsburgh Silk Screen
  • Pittsburgh Tamil Sangam
  • Ramkrishna Vedanta Ashrama of Pittsburgh
  • Sai Baba Temple
  • Sangama – Pittsburgh Area Kannada Association
  • Sikh Gurudwara of Pittsburgh
  • Sri Venkateswara Temple
  • TAPI
  • TiE Pittsburgh
  • Tamil Nadu Foundation