Enjoy a Run-Cation in the City that is TRENDY X10


Pittsburgh wasn’t always the first destination many thought of when dreaming of a weekend getaway, but plenty of publications agree it is quickly becoming one of the coolest cities in the country.

Did you know the Steel City has been basking in well-deserved accolades in recent years? From Condé Nast Traveler and National Geographic Traveler to the Travel Channel and Trip Advisor, everyone's raving about the ‘Burgh as a must-see destination. So whether you’re wondering what all the hype is about or have always wanted to check out Pittsburgh, now is the perfect time to plan that visit! 

Visiting the 412 is a great idea at any time, but 2018 is absolutely THE BEST TIME for runners! We’ll be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon from May 4-6, so consider it the perfect opportunity to plan that next “run-cation.”  

The 10th running of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is only going to happen once, and we don’t want you to miss the party! Here are some quick tips to help you in planning your spring “run-cation” to the city that is TRENDY X10.

Pittsburgh is among the top U.S. cities that give you the most bang for your buck. If you have to fly to get here, you should know airfares to Pittsburgh are amazingly cheap. No need to break the bank to enjoy a milestone road race and weekend getaway in this up-and-coming metropolis. 

In addition to the affordable flights that stream in daily via multiple airlines, our city's hotel scene is officially… well… a scene. Even better, you’ll get a bargain on race weekend! You can take advantage of special discounted rates at this year’s official hotel partners, and no prepayment is required to secure your reservation. Your booking also includes onsite housing assistance throughout race weekend.

We continue to offer special registration deals in honor of our 10th Anniversary celebration, but if you miss out on these discounts, there are other ways for you to save at any time. 
  • If you’re planning to invite friends and family on this “run-cation,” encourage them to sign up for the race with you so you can earn back some of your registration fee and/or race swag through our Referral Program
  • Register as a charity runner through our Run for a Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America. As long as you meet your selected charity’s fundraising requirements, you can earn a FREE entry for any of the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon race weekend of events.
Register today so you won’t miss out on the energy and excitement of race weekend in 2018! We have so many 10th Anniversary surprises in store - commemorative medals and shirts, special giveaways, unique celebrations and more - that we want as many Runners of Steel here for the milestone celebration as possible. 

This is the third 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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