Build Your STRENGTH X10 to Enjoy Pittsburgh by Foot

Visiting Pittsburgh is a great idea at any time, but May 4-6, 2018 is absolutely THE BEST TIME for runners as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon! Over 40,000 people from 49 states and more than 20 countries annually participate in five events on race weekend because they know there is no better way to see the Steel City than by foot.

These Runners of Steel aren’t the only ones who think Pittsburgh is one of America's Best Running Cities. Just take a look at this list of rave reviews:
  • Consistently given a five-star rating by race participants on
  • Regularly  ranked as one of the 20 largest marathon and half-marathons in the nation by Running USA
  • Named the seventh “Best Running City” by Smart Asset 
  • Featured as one “Best 2017 spring events for clubs and crews” in Canadian Running
  • Ranked the eighth best marathon in the world by The Active Times in 2014
  • Selected to host the 2018 and 2019 USATF Half Marathon Championships
We invite you to join us for race weekend to see what all the hype is about! You won’t regret being a part of the 2018 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events when you see that our race course gives you inside access to the city. After leaving the start line in Downtown, you will cross all three of Pittsburgh’s rivers, travel through 14 neighborhoods and pass by several landmarks - including PNC Park, Heinz Field and PPG Paints Arena - before returning Downtown to cross the finish line.

As our dear friend Mr. Rogers would say, race day is a beautiful day in the neighborhood. As you run the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon course on race day, it won’t take long to realize that the scenery isn’t the only thing that makes Pittsburgh so great -- it’s also the people! From the more than 60 bands and 15 cheer-a-thon groups to the various neighborhood festivals and thousands of Pittsburgh fans lining the streets on race day, every mile will give you a different reason to smile.

Register today so you won’t miss out on the best view and largest community celebration in Pittsburgh! There is so much to look forward to for our 10th Anniversary - commemorative medals and shirts, special giveaways and more - that we want as many Runners of Steel here for the milestone celebration as possible. 

This is the fourth post in a blog series inspired by our 10th anniversary celebration. Check back on the 10th of every month for the top reasons why the Steel City is on everyone’s hot list, and more importantly, why you should join us at the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events from May 4-6, 2018 to celebrate #10YearsRunning in Pittsburgh.

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