FedEx Pittsburgh Marathon Relay Exchange process

FedEx Pittsburgh Marathon RelayRelay Exchange Process

The FedEx Pittsburgh Marathon Relay splits the 26.2 mile course into five legs of varying distances.

Leg 1 - Start Line
Relay team members who are running the first leg of the Relay will line up at the start line with Marathon and Half Marathon participants; the start line is located in Downtown Pittsburgh on Liberty Avenue near 10th Street.  No relay team check-in is necessary at the start line. There are no shuttles to or from the start line. 

Leg 2 – Relay Exchange 1
Relay team members who are running the second leg of the Relay will line up at Relay Exchange 1; the exchange zone will be on North Shore Drive & Tony Dorsett Dr. The waiting runner will give a finisher medal to the incoming runner to complete the relay exchange. There are no shuttles to or from Relay Exchange 1. For more information on travel to and from each Relay leg, see “Relay Travel” section below.

Leg 3 – Relay Exchange 2
Relay team members who are running the third leg of the Relay will line up at Relay Exchange 2; the exchange zone will be at the intersection of Carson Street and the Smithfield Street Bridge near Station Square in the South Side. The waiting runner will give a finisher medal to the incoming runner to complete the relay exchange. There are no shuttles to or from Relay Exchange 2. For more information on travel to and from each Relay leg, see Relay Travel for more details 

Leg 4 – Relay Exchange 3
Relay team members who are running the fourth leg of the Relay will line up at Relay Exchange 3; the exchange zone will be at the intersection of Fifth Ave and Beechwood Blvd in Point Breeze. The waiting runner will give a finisher medal to the incoming runner to complete the relay exchange.  

Shuttle service will be available for Relay Exchange 3: Shuttles will depart from Downtown on Centre Ave, between Sixth Ave and Chatham Street starting at 6:00. The shuttle pick-up and drop-off point for Relay Exchange 3 is along Penn Ave across from Bakery Square, close to Mellon Park. Plan to arrive at your Relay Exchange at least 30 minutes before your teammate’s expected arrival. If you are taking shuttles, plan on a 30-minute bus ride. Shuttles will operate until Relay Exchange 3 closes. 

Leg 5 – Relay Exchange 4
Relay team members who are running the fifth leg of the Relay will line up at Relay Exchange 4; the exchange zone will be at the intersection of Baum Blvd and S. Aiken Ave in Bloomfield. The waiting runner will give a finisher medal to the incoming runner to complete the relay exchange.  

Shuttle service will be available for Relay Exchange 4: Shuttles will depart from Downtown on Centre Ave, between Sixth Ave and Chatham Street starting at 6:00 AM. The shuttle pick-up and drop-off point for 

Relay Exchange is at the intersection of S. Aiken Ave and Centre Ave. Plan to arrive at your Relay Exchange at least 30 minutes before your teammate’s expected arrival. If you are taking shuttles, plan on a 30-minute bus ride. Shuttles will operate until Relay Exchange 4 closes.