4th Brave American Classic 5K, 10K, 1-Mile

Event Date

Sat, Mar 7, 2015


Sewickley, PA

About This Activity

By Robbie Veltre, QVHS class of 2014.

The inaugural Brave American Classic was my sophomore project at Quaker Valley High School. Sophomores choose a project reflecting their passion and complete the project during the school year. I chose to organize a run/walk benefitting Boulder Crest Retreat for Military & Veteran Wellness because I am a passionate cross country/track runner, and because my father is a board member of Boulder Crest. I very much wanted to make a positive impact by raising awareness about the Retreat and its impact on wounded troops. The first Brave American Classic was run on February 25, 2012 at War Memorial Park in Sewickley PA. Boulder Crest Retreat Founders Ken & Julia Falke attended. The event was fun and so well supported that it set the record at Quaker Valley High School for a sophomore project fundraiser. Since then we have decided to continue the event as an annual avenue for giving back. It has grown larger & better every year. I serve as the overall Race Director.

Event details and schedule

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Download Race Info Packet: http://tiny.cc/r0xvux

The Race Info packet contains key information including Schedule of Events; Early Packet Pickup locations, dates, & times; Parking; and more.


Pre-Registration will close at 10AM THUR MARCH 5th

You can Register (cash or check only) at the early Packet Pickup days/times, SEE BELOW

Race-Day Registration (cash or check only) opens 7AM SAT MARCH 7th at St. Stephen's


Steeler great & decorated Vietnam Veteran Rocky Bleier will be on hand! Meet, greet & hear him speak.

Race routes in photo gallery at bottom of this listing

Named to Pittsbugh "Best of" List!


Commemorative stainless steel dog tags will be given to participants. Quantities are limited, the first 600 to register will receive them.

Start Times on March 7, 2015:

5K Run: 09:00am

10K Run: 09:00am

1-Mile Walk: 09:05am 

Packet Pickup 1: 
When: Thursday 3/5/15 from 11am – 2pm and 4pm – 8pm 
Where: Mojo Running & Multisport, 667 Castle Creek Drive, Seven Fields, PA 16046

Packet Pickup 2: 
When: Friday 3/6/15 from 11am – 6pm 
Where: Veltre residence, 735 Beaver Street, Sewickley, PA 15143

Packet pickup is also available on race day starting at 7:30am.

Additional Info:

3 events in one: 5K run, 10K run, & 1-Mile walk! Customized medals will be awarded to the top 3 male & female overall finishers plus the top 3 male & female finishers in each of the following age groups: Under 14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50 & over. Medals awarded for the 5K run and the 10K run.

Awards presentation will include medals, gift certificates, and DVDs, along with a few words from Race Director Robbie Veltre & a poignant video about the cause.

The 5K run, 10K run & the 1-Mile walk all begin on Broad Street in front of St Stephen's church.  The 5K & 10K finish on Frederick Street midway between Walnut & Broad. The 10K route is the 5K route run twice. The 1-Mile walk is an out-and-back, finishing where it starts. The 1-Mile walk will start right after the 5K & 10K runs start.

Quaker Valley students will sing our National Anthem before the race start & will volunteer around the course.

Great food & drink will be provided after the race. Our custom tote bags and race shirts are of super quality.

We'll have a 50/50 raffle with the winning ticket drawn at the start of the awards. Tickets are 1 for $5, 3 for $10, and 8 for $20. With ~600 participants, the prize could be very large!

We support Teams. Create one or join one when you register. Teams are fun but are required to fundraise for the designated charity. Every team will receive a framed letter of appreciation from Boulder Crest. The top 3 fundraising teams will also receive medals to adorn their framed letters. Great recognition, and great way to help heal our heroes.

Some vendors/orgs will be on-hand including We Need Fitness, About Time, Team RWB, Rejuvenate and possibly others.

Sewickley Village businesses are supporting the race & will appreciate your patronage afterwards!


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