Pittsburgh is known for its rivers and bridges and the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon course will not disappoint. You’ll cross Pittsburgh’s three rivers over three different bridges each with their own distinct architecture and incredible views of the city. Your tour of the city will take you through different and unique neighborhoods featuring festivals, bands, and cheerathoners that will keep you motivated and smiling all the way to the finish line. PLUS, the course will take you past the stadiums of lengendary Pittsburgh sports teams - the Pirates, Steelers and Penguins.
Packet Pickup is located at the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, May 4, 2018 and Saturday, May 5, 2018. Click here for Expo hours and location.
All marathon, half marathon and marathon relay participants will be able to look up their race number 1-2 weeks prior to race weekend. Kids marathon, 5K and pet walk race numbers are organized in alphabetical order and participants in those events do not need to know their race number in advance.
Race packet confirmation tickets will NOT be mailed. Participants are required to provide the following items in order to retrieve their race packet:
*Race numbers are also available for look-up via the P3R mobile app under the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon race OR by visiting the Race Number Look-Up kiosks located within the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo race weekend.
Participants may authorize another individual to retrieve the race packet on their behalf. The individual picking up the packet is required to show (their own) photo ID along with providing the following items.
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.
To qualify as a seeded runner, a URL must be provided with race results meeting the following requirements:
Seeded Male = 6:30 minute mile or under
Seeded Female = 7:29 minute mile or under
*Results must be for half marathon or greater and in the 2017 or 2018 calendar year.
If you would like to be considered for a seeded position, please include your qualifying URL when you register. If you do not provide a qualifying URL (as stated above) or the link does not work, you will not receive a seeded position. The seeding deadline is March 16, 2018. You will be notified via email the week of April 9, 2018 if you have been approved for a seeded position. There are a limited number of seeded spots available. Decisions will be made based on finish times and then registration date.
Please email questions to info@P3R.org with the subject line “Seeded Runner.”
The 2018 UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon elite field is by invitation only. Acceptance into the program is not based solely on time. Entry is based on recent performance, potential finish and the discretion of the Elite Athlete Committee.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be considered for the 2018 UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon elite field.
To be eligible for elite entry or prize purse at any P3R Event, an athlete must:
*A list of athletes who have received a sanction for a doping violation under the athlete’s international federation rules and/or the USOC Anti-Doping Policies can be found here: http://www.usada.org/testing/results/sanctions/ and https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/athlete-representatives/directory.
+ Unless otherwise agreed by the P3R Games Committee
All finishing participants will receive a finisher medal.
Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers for the Marathon in the following age categories for men and women: 19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+
Clydesdale (men over 200 pounds) and Athena Divisions (women over 150 pounds) winners will be awarded in the following categories: Marathon Top 2 Men Over 40, Marathon Top 2 Men Under 40, Marathon Top 2 Women Over 40, Marathon Top 2 Women Under 40
*To be eligible competitors must weigh in at the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM or Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Congratulations to all of the 2017 participants! Click here to view results for Sunday, May 7, 2017.
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