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

Valentines for Runners

by DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if you're still trying to figure out how to express yourself to your loved one(s), have no fear. P3R is here! Check out these Valentine's Day themed "cards" you can download or print for that special runner(s) in your life. Read more

Build Your STRENGTH X10 to Enjoy Pittsburgh by Foot

by DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
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. Register today so you won't miss out on the best view and largest community celebration in Pittsburgh! Read more

Supporting Your Runner: A How-to Guide for Friends and Family

by Karen Zehner
Often, runner's loved ones struggle to find ways to support their runner as they go through the training period. Official Blogger Karen Zehner wanted to offer some suggestions on how you can be the best support system for the runner in your life. Read more

Weight Loss Before Your Big Event

by Nick Fischer
If you are trying to lose weight, Registered Dietitian Nick Fischer says you should do so long before your event. Weight loss is best done in the off-season or during the early, less intense part of your training plan for a few reasons. Read more

Virtual Half-Marathon: Envisioning the Race

by Karl Gruber
Many first-time distance runners are super anxious about and have almost no idea what to expect during a race. And since a long training run and a race are vastly different, coach Karl Gruber wants to get you ready for race day by leading you through a "virtual" half marathon race! Read more

Register for the Marathon

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