The Great American Banana Split Celebration

  • Aug 26, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016
  • Recurring daily

Join us to celebrate Latrobe, PA as the birthplace of the banana split! The weekend long celebration will include live music and local acts, vendor booths, food trucks, games for children, a car cruise, and a pie eating contest! We will also be holding two 5K races throughout the weekend. Country star Kellie Pickler will be performing at the Latrobe Memorial Stadium!

Pie Eating Contest - It’s sure to get a little messy during this friendly competition to see who can eat an entire Eat ‘n Park banana creme pie in the fastest time. The victor not only get bragging rights, but also their name added to the Great American Pie Eating Contest Champion’s belt.

Guthess Hardwoods 5K Banana Run - August 27th, 2016

Registration opens at 7:30am
Race start time: 9am
Latrobe Memorial Stadium
131 Irving Avenue
Latrobe, PA 15650


  • Under 15
  • 15-19
  • 20-30
  • 31-40
  • 41-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+

A full timed and chipped 5K for both runners and walkers. Each participant receives a t-shirt. This race uses Latrobe’s Turkey Trot 5K Route, located in historical downtown Latrobe. Unique medals will be awarded to male and female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners overall and for each age bracket.

You can stop by the UPMC Centers for Rehab Services Stretch Tent anytime during the morning to warm up, stretch, or cool down after - lead by the UPMC’s local physical therapy team!

Early packet pickup location will be announced at least two weeks prior to event date.

The course will be the Latrobe Turkey Trot 5K course, through Latrobe, PA. Parking is available at Latrobe Memorial Stadium.

The Gutchess Hardwoods 5K Banana Run is being produced this year in partnership with the GLLV Chamber of Commerce, the City of Latrobe, and Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation.

Kellie Pickler - S&T Bank presents Kellie Pickler Live benefiting Blackburn Center with Saddle Up Band 

August 27th, 2016
Gates open at 5pm
Latrobe Memorial Stadium
Please note: this event is a rain or shine concert!

Good for one (1) general admission to the stadium. Seating is first‑come, first‑serve stadium style seating.

Good for one (1) ground admission to the stadium. This area is standing, in front of the stage on ground level. Space is first‑come, first‑serve. Chairs and blankets will not be permitted.

One (1) general admission ticket, includes VIP lanyard with VIP pass, memorabilia item, reserved parking, special VIP entrance to the stadium, access to the VIP hospitality tent with food, beer, and wine (before concert), and event t-shirt.

Latrobe Memorial Stadium is the property of the Greater Latrobe School District. Smoking and alcohol use IS NOT permitted on school property.
No bags will be permitted within the stadium.
All persons and property within the stadium may be subject to search by law enforcement.

Color DashAugust 28th, 2016

  • 10:30 AM PPU Begins at Start/Finish Area
  • 12:00 PM Race Starts
  • 01:30 PM Color Explosion/Check Presentation
  • Latrobe Memorial Stadium
  • 121 Irving Street
  • Latrobe, PA

50% of the profit from every Color Dash ticket goes into your community. Dashers around the Globe have raised over $2,000,000 for local causes.

This Color Dash 5k benefits: Greater Latrobe Chamber of Commerce

Make sure to get there early to join in on the dance competitions, hula-hoop contest, and many more contests with awesome swag giveaways.


  • $40 Individual
  • $85 Family of 3
  • $100 Family of 4
  • $115 Family of 5
  • $130 Family of 6

Get #Social and share the event! When you social share receive $5 off per ticket!

Dasher Kit
Event T-shirt
Race Bib with Pins
Temporary Tattoo
50% of your registration profit goes to Charity

The Great American Banana Split Celebration
The Great American Banana Split Celebration
  • Downtown Latrobe
  • Recurring daily
  • Latrobe, PA 15650