Brookline Breeze 5K Run and Fitness Walk
38 Years and Still Running!

Runners and walkers head up
Brookline Boulevard at the start
of the 32nd Brookline Breeze
on August 10, 2013.
Runners and walkers head up Brookline Boulevard at the start of the 32nd Breeze on August 10, 2013.

The 38th Annual Brookline Breeze 5K Fitness Run/Walk
will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019.

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The Brookline Breeze

The annual Brookline Breeze 5K Run/Walk attracts a large gathering to the Recreation Center in early August. The 5K run/walk, organized annually by Pittsburgh Citiparks, is accompanied by the Mini-Breeze, a one mile fun run for children. There is also a one-mile dog walk and the Boulevard BreezeFest, a community celebration held yearly along Brookline Boulevard.

The Brookline Breeze has been a tradition in the community since the first run in 1982. Race proceeds benefit the Brookline Area Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Brookline Teen Outreach, Animal Friends, Brookline Area Recreation Programs, and Saint John Bosco Academy.

The Brookline Breeze is healthy
fun for young and old alike!     The Brookline Breeze is healthy
fun for young and old alike!
The Brookline Breeze is healthy fun for runners and walkers of all ages. Start young, run long.

The Breeze attracts hundreds of runners and walkers from around the city, and it is one of the showcase events on the Citiparks yearly calendar. The post-race awards presentation takes place in the children's playground area and a picnic type atmosphere prevails. All runners receive a shirt, race pack, and are treated to refreshments after the race.

The race is co-hosted by the City of Pittsburgh and the Brookline Chamber of Commerce, along with several local and corporate sponsors. Special thanks go out to Race Directors (past and present) Dan O'Brien (1982-1984), Mike Radley (1984-2000), Debbie Brust (2001-2009, 2016), Melissa Migliaro (2017), Beth Bliss (2017-2018) and Clint Burton (2010-2015, 2018) for their devotion to the event.

Beth Cubbison and Clint Burton.
2018 Co-Directors Beth Cubbison and Clint Burton.

Current Co-Directors Elizabeth Bliss and Clint Burton are working hard to keep the dream alive. Together, the combined efforts of all the Race Directors and countless other volunteers have molded the Brookline Breeze into one of the premier community foot races in Pittsburgh.

After the awards presentation, several prizes are raffled off to race participants. There's something for everyone at the Brookline Breeze, and it's one of the many things that makes the community of Brookline a Special Place.

The runners are ready for the sound
of the pistol to start the 2007 Breeze.
"The runners are ready for the sound of the pistol to start the 26th Breeze on August 11, 2007.

After the 25th Annual running of the Breeze on August 12, 2006, three of the race's founding father's were honored for their service and dedication to the race. Jim Turcol, Mike Radley and Danny O'Brien were each presented with a special gift to the delight of the onlooking crowd of running enthusiasts. Back in 1982, they had an idea. Thirty-plus years later that idea is still alive and running.

Post-Gazette article - August 11, 2010:
"Breezin' in Brookline: Memories from a Neighborhood Race."

The Brookline Mini-Breeze,
a one-mile fun run.


Some Past Brookline Breeze Photos:

<Running a Breeze in Brookline - 1982>
<Photos from the 1983 Brookline Breeze>
<Video of the 1985 Brookline Breeze>
<Breezin' up Brookline Boulevard - 1987>
<Photos from the 2000 Brookline Breeze>
<Brookline Breeze Week Car Cruise - 8/11/06>
<Photos from the 2006 Brookline Breeze>
<Brookline Breeze Week Car Cruise - 8/10/07>
<Photos from the 2007 Brookline Breeze>
<Brookline Breeze Week Car Cruise - 8/8/08>
<Photos from the 2008 Brookline Breeze>
<Brookline Breeze Week Car Cruise - 8/7/09>
<Photos from the 2009 Brookline Breeze>
<Photos from the 2010 Brookline Breeze>
<Photos from the 2011 Brookline Breeze>
<Brookline Breeze Week Car Cruise - 8/10/12>
<Photos from the 2012 Brookline Breeze>
<Video of the 2012 Brookline Breeze>
<Photos from the 2013 Brookline Breeze>
<Photos from the 2014 Brookline Breeze>
<Photos from the 2015 Brookline Breeze>
<Photos from the 2017 Brookline Breeze>
<Photos from the 2018 Brookline Breeze>

Running is Fun!

<Photo of the 1999 5K Winners>
<Photo of the 2000 5K Winners>
<Photo of the 2001 5K Winners>
<Photo of the 2005 5K Winners>
<Photo of the 2006 5K Winners>
<Photo of the 2007 5K Winners>
<Photo of the 2008 5K Winners>
<Photo of the 2009 5K Winners>
<Photo of the 2010 5K Winners>
<Photo of the 2011 5K Winners>
<Photo of the 2012 5K Winners>
<Photo of the 2013 5K Winners>
<Photo of the 2014 5K Winners>
<Photo of the 2015 5K Winners>
<Photo of the 2017 5K Winners>
<Photo of the 2018 5K Winners>


30th Anniversary Brookline Breeze - August 13, 2011

The race crowd gathers
for the award presentation
after the 26th running of
the Brookline Breeze on
August 11, 2007.
The crowd gathers for the awards presentation after the 26th Breeze on August 11, 2007.

25th Anniversary Brookline Breeze - August 12, 2006

The race course takes you from Brookline Memorial Park along Brookline Boulevard, down Pioneer Avenue to Dormont, and back again. Participants from around the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and the Brookline community compete for prizes in the various age groups. Our Brookline Breeze course is challenging, but it's all downhill at the end!

Brookline Breeze, August 1998.
Runners make their way along Pioneer Avenue during the 17th Breeze on August 8, 1998.


Brookline Breeze Complete Race Results

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.

* Results copied from www.runhigh.com *


Brookline Breeze Past Champions (1982-2018)

5K Course

Runners gather for the start of the 2007 Breeze.
Runners gather near the start line before the start of the 26th Breeze on August 11, 2007.

Date

Name

Time

 

Date

Name

Time

2019

 
 

 
 

 

2018

Praveen Vulimiri
Lauren LaRoche

17:35
19:02

2017

Steve Kirkland
Roberta Groner

16:43
*17:08

 

2016

Ray Worrell
Lisa Lucas

16:46
18:50

2015

Daniel Lipus
Lisa Lucas

15:58
18:35

 

2014

Tim Wu
Natalie Finnerty

17:26
18:42

2013

Justin Weaver
Lisa Lucas

16:14
19:05

 

2012

Mark Grogan
Roberta Groner

15:58
17:46

2011

Mark Grogan
Jessica Zozos

15:59
18:10

 

2010

Dave Farina
Jessica Zozos

16:09
18:25

2009

Ryan Sheehan
Jessica Zozos

15:05
18:47

 

2008

Pat McGuire
Ann Mazur

15:54
19:09

2007

Eric Shafer
Ann Mazur

16:09
18:49

 

2006

Josh Eddy
Ann Mazur

16:08
18:33

2005

Teddy Meyers
Ann Mazur

16:29
19:20

 

2004

Teddy Meyers
Robin Garber

16:09
19:05

2003

EJ Robertson
Erin Kletter

16:29
18:46

 

2002

Mark Prezioso
Katy Makstutis

16:11
20:06

2001

Paul Friedrich
Laura Hruby

16:14
18:33

 

2000

Shai Birmaher
Jesi Christiansen

16:09
18:55

1999

David Loughran
Laura Hruby

16:06
18:50

 

1998

Greg Duran
Kelly Null

16:47
20:10

1997

Jim Carney
Larissa Bifano

15:51
20:50

 

1996

Brian McPeake
Gail Turley

15:49
18:16

1995

Yuri Smirnov
Janice Kerrian

15:45
20:48

 

1994

Craig Woshner
Lisa Holland

15:27
18:35

1993

Steve Lititon
Kathy Knabb

15:55
18:38

 

1992

John Tolbert
Kathy Knabb

16:05
18:38

1991

Barry Harwick
Stacey Wyzykowski

15:00
18:21

 

1990

Barry Harwick
Karen Koehler

15:14
17:48

1989

Barry Harwick
Karen Koehler

15:05
17:26

 

1988

Craig Woshner
Chris Scarvelis

15:35
17:43

1987

Barry Harwick
Chris Scarvelis

*14:56
18:24

 

1986

Gary Siriano
Chris Scarvelis

14:57
18:11

* Course Record


Three Mile Course

1985

Barry Harwick
Jodi Mulvihill

14:16
17:41

 

1984

Ray Bukauskas
Chris Scarvelis

14:56
18:04

1983

Barry Harwick
Deresa Walters

14:12
18:09

 

1982

Bruce Kemmerer
Susan Gailey

14:45
17:45


Masters Record Holders

Male - Sam Bair - 16:13
Female - Susan Oranstien - 20:14


...    ...
Linda Boss, Mike Radley, Rita LaFianza and Tony Castriota showing off the logo for the 1995 Brookline Breeze (left)
while young T.J. Murphy (right), son of Mayor Tom Murphy, blows the whistle to start the 1996 5K event.


Depicting A Breeze Through Brookline

For the past few years, our shirts have featured logos depicting iconic locations along
the event route. Highlighted were the Brookline Firehouse (2012), the Veteran's
Memorial, Cannon and Presbyterian Church (2013), Brookline School (2014)
and the Brookline Memorial Recreation Center/Finish Line (2018).

Brookline Commemorative Shirt Designs by Douglas Brendel.

The Brookline Breeze Commemorative
logos for 2012 and 2013.
Artwork by Doug Brendel.

The Brookline Breeze Commemorative
logos for 2014 and 2018.
Artwork by Doug Brendel.


Brookline Breeze post-race crowd, August 1999.

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