Pittsburgh Marathon Blog

Pittsburgh Marathon Blog

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

Official Neighborhoods Spread JOY X10 On Race Day

by DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
The best way to enjoy all of the 14 official neighborhoods is by foot, and there is no better time to experience them than on race day. These neighborhoods bring JOY X10 at every mile along the course - so much joy that they have inspired us to spread extra cheer this holiday season! Read more

Introducing Our 2018 Official Bloggers

by Erin Carlin
Training for the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events has officially begun for a lot of runners, including our 2018 Official Bloggers. Before you start to follow them on their journeys, let us tell you a little about them and their blogs. Read more

Runner Holiday Wish List

by DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
We’ve done the work for you by compiling a wish list of gifts that any runner would love to see under their tree. Whether you’re a beginner or veteran marathoner, this year’s featured gifts will give your loved ones a chance to celebrate you and your passion for running. Read more

Training Tips: Why You Should Run a Few Practice Races

by Karl Gruber
One of the key elements in my long distance training programs is to replace some of the longer weekend training runs with a race of similar distance. Doing some build-up races will more than likely help you feel better during the race and recover better after running 13.1 or 26.2 miles. Read more

Run for a Reason: Melinda's Story

by Jordan Olander
Melinda and her sister initially decided to run the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half-Marathon as a bonding experience. While signing up, however, Melinda saw that she could Run for 412 Food Rescue and jumped at the opportunity to do something she loved for an organization she loves. Read more

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