Top 10 Reasons Why You Can't Miss the 10th Anniversary of the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon


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  1. It is the 10th Anniversary of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and we have many surprises in store, including special commemorative medals and shirts!
  2. As Mr. Rogers would say, it is still a beautiful day in the neighborhood. As you travel through the 14 neighborhoods that make up the course of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, it won’t take long to realize what makes Pittsburgh so great -- the people!
  3. You can join the ranks of premier athletes like the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers in the City of Champions. Hang your medal proudly on Pittsburgh’s trophy shelf, which runs deep with five Stanley Cups, five Commissioner’s Trophies and six Vince Lombardi Trophies.
  4. There is no better way to see Pittsburgh than by foot, which is why Pittsburgh was recently named one of the “Top Cities in America for Runners” by Runners World and Smart Asset. And on race day, you’ll get inside access to the Steel City. 
  5. Pittsburgh is consistently ranked by many as one of the the "Top Cities to Travel" both nationally and internationally. A three-day weekend will give you plenty of time to explore all the city has to offer and participate in the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.
  6. Pittsburgh is among the top U.S. cities that give you the most bang for your buck. This affordable destination offers an opportunity to get away and discover someplace new without breaking the bank.
  7. Runners can come hungry and leave satisfied. Pittsburgh has been named a “Top Food City” by many organizations, including Kayak, National Geographic Traveller and Zagat. And after running a long race, what is more important than a delicious meal?
  8. It is going to be one of the fastest race weekends. The USATF Half Marathon Championships will take place alongside the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon and FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Relay.
  9. Pittsburgh will keep you entertained long after the finish line. The city’s Cultural District is home to hundreds of retail shops and restaurants, as well as seven world-class theaters. There are museums, music, dance, art, theater, opera, ballet, film and more, all walkable from Downtown.
  10. The 10th running of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is only going to happen once. You won’t want to miss the party!

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