Get ready to MOVE, Runner of Steel! 2019 is your year to MOVE yourself, MOVE heartbeats, MOVE goals, and MOVE barriers! Run to achieve a personal goal or connect your passion with purpose and run for charity close to your heart.
Take a tour of Pittsburgh across three rivers and bridges each with their own distinct architecture and incredible views of the city. Pass the homes of the legendary Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers and through 14 different and unique neighborhoods featuring festivals, bands, and cheerathoners that will keep you motivated and smiling all the way to the finish line!
USA Track & Field certified course
Fluid and medical aid stations are positioned along the course
Water and Gatorade will be offered at every fluid station
Power gels will be available at locations along the course
Salty snacks such as potato chips or pretzels will be available at locations along the course
Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, baby joggers, strollers, roller skates and roller blades are not permitted on the course.
Headphones (iPods, mp3 players, CDs, tape walkmans, radios, etc.) are discouraged.
Push rim and hand crank wheelchairs are permitted on the Marathon course ONLY; no wheelchairs are permitted on the Half Marathon course. Click here for more information.
COURSE TIME LIMITS
Based on our new 7 hour time limit, these timelines will be updated.
City streets, police officers and support are contracted for specific times and cannot be extended. Some easy points to remember - all runners must be to the 16th Street Bridge by 8:20 AM, the West End Bridge by 9:15 AM and the Birmingham Bridge by 10:20 AM.
The overall course pace is 14:00 minutes per mile. If you cannot adhere to the permitted pace per mile, you will be asked to board a sweep vehicle that will take you to relay shuttle drop off area at Centre Avenue and 6th Avenue, which is several blocks from the finish line. If you refuse to get on the vehicle, you must move to the sidewalk, so traffic can resume.
If you choose to continue after the course has reopened, there will be no medical support, fluid stations, or course marshals at intersections, and the course will no longer be marked. Participants after that time will not be guaranteed a time or medal.
The DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon has a zero tolerance drug policy.
Athletes who participate in DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon events may be subject to drug testing. Athletes with positive drug test results will forfeit any prize money and will be disqualified from the event in which such athlete participated.