Martha’s Run 10K Returns for Its 28th Year with an Easter Twist

Photo (c) 2023 Ridge RUNers Martha’s Run Mt. Lebanon Pittsburgh, PA

In the heart of Mount Lebanon, the anticipation is building for the return of Martha’s Run 10K, one of Pittsburgh’s longest-running and most historic races. Celebrating its 28th year, this iconic event is set to take place on Saturday, March 30th, promising a revitalizing Easter-themed twist for the entire family. Nestled in the charming tree-lined streets of Mount Lebanon, Martha’s Run continues to captivate participants with its scenic route and community spirit.


  1. Easter Egg Hunt for Kids: This year, Martha’s Run introduces an exciting Easter egg hunt for the little ones. Families can join in the festivities, as children scour the race area in search of hidden treasures. It’s a delightful addition that brings a festive touch to the event, making Martha’s Run even more family-friendly.
  2. Photos with the Easter Bunny: The Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance at Martha’s Run, ready to pose for photos with participants of all ages. This charming addition is sure to create lasting memories for the whole family.
  3. Coffee Truck at the Finish Line: As runners cross the finish line, a delightful surprise awaits them—a coffee truck offering a complimentary drink for every participant. Rejuvenate and refuel with a warm cup of coffee, celebrating your achievement and savoring the sense of accomplishment.
  4. RaceJoy Live Interactive Map Tracking: Martha’s Run takes a leap into the future with RaceJoy, offering live interactive map tracking for participants. Family members and friends can follow every step of the race, sending cheers of encouragement through the Martha’s Run RaceJoy app. This innovative feature adds an extra layer of excitement and connection to the event.
  5. Live Text Result Notifications: Stay updated on your performance with live text result notifications. Receive immediate feedback on your race time and accomplishments, allowing you to share your success with friends and family in real-time.

1 Mile Option Back Again

For those not quite ready for a 10K, Martha’s Run continues to cater to all fitness levels by featuring a 1-mile race option. It’s an inclusive opportunity for everyone to join the festivities and experience the joy of this historic event.

Don’t Miss Out on This Memorable, Easter-Themed Event

Martha’s Run 10K has stood the test of time, becoming a beloved tradition in the Pittsburgh community. As it marks its 28th year, the event promises not only a challenging run through the scenic streets of Mount Lebanon but also an Easter-themed celebration for the whole family. With new additions like the Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, a coffee truck at the finish line, and advanced technology like RaceJoy, Martha’s Run continues to evolve while preserving its rich history. Lace up your running shoes and join us on March 30th for a day of fitness, fun, and the joy of community at Martha’s Run 10K.

About Martha Dixon & The Martha Fund

Special Agent Martha Dixon Martinez was born in January 1959 in Pittsburgh. Martha received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and worked as a forensic chemist for the Arkansas State Crime Lab. She joined the FBI in 1987 and, while assigned to the Knoxville Field Office, became a technically trained agent and the first female SWAT team member for that field office. Martha was assigned to the Washington (DC) Field Office in 1992 and worked drug cases, violent crimes, and cold cases. Martha looked forward to returning to forensics and was a founding member of WFO’s Evidence Response Team, which was renamed the Dixon-Martinez Evidence Response Team in her honor.

On May 21, 1996,  Martha Dixon Martinez is posthumously awarded the FBI Memorial Star and Medal of Valor. The plaque accepted by her parents read “The heroic actions of Agent Martinez prevented the possibility of even greater loss of life and serious injury to other law enforcement officials and citizens within the building.”

Special Agents Martha Dixon Martinez and Michael John Miller, as well as Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Sergeant Hank Daly, were shot and killed inside the District’s police headquarters building on November 22, 1994. The gunman entered the “cold case” squad room, to which the agents were assigned, and opened fire with an assault weapon. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Pittsburgh Field Office was named in honor of Martha Dixon Martinez on November 20, 2001.

MARTHA DIXON LOVED LIFE. She was an avid runner and a loving family member and friend, often combining running events with special visits. Inspired by her passion, one of the Martha Fund’s primary fundraisers is this race through the tree-lined streets of Mt. Lebanon.

The Martha Fund funds playground projects in the Pittsburgh area. To date, The Martha Fund has not spent any donations on salaries, administrative costs, or any other costs that did not directly further its charitable goals. All of the board members and assistants are volunteers.

To learn more and to register, visit Martha’s Run website here.