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Check out the Pittsburgh Marathon blog for updates on the race, training tips, entertainment information and more!

Virtual Marathon: Envisioning the Race

by Karl Gruber
In a previous installment, coach Karl Gruber ran through a virtual half marathon to help you discover what you are likely to experience and feel during your race. This time around, he wants to run a full marathon together to give you a sense of what it's like to go 26.2 miles without stopping. Read more

Top 10 Reasons to Run the FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay

by Jordan Olander
Have you always wanted to be a part of the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh marathon weekend or events, but you aren't ready to commit to running 13.1 or 26.2 miles by yourself? The FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay is the perfect way to take in all of the race weekend action! Read more

Training Tips: Basic Elements of Long Distance Running

by Karl Gruber
Coach Karl Gruber wants to help you learn more about those things to be cognizant of during training for your upcoming half or full marathon. Here is a short list of the basic elements of long distance running to help you stay injury-free and feel good during and after your run. Read more

Run For A Reason: Trystan's Story

by Jordan Olander
Running for a reason is always a special experience, but it is even more spectacular when it is done with loved ones. The Cassol/Shaffer family know all about this after running in honor of their grandson and nephew, Trystan, for multiple years. Read more

Gear Up Your Squad with the Brooks Relay Team Contest

by DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
Thanks to our friends at Brooks Running, we are going to select one lucky relay team to receive head-to-toe Brooks Running gear so you can train in style! All you've got to do to win is tell us what makes YOUR squad a cut above the rest. Read more

Register for the Marathon

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Interested in joining in on the fun? Register for the Pittsburgh Marathon today!