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

Tips to Stay Warm and Safe During Winter Running

by Courtney Poullas
It's January, and that means winter running is in full swing! Running in any kind of extreme weather requires safety precautions before, during and after your runs. Official Blogger Courtney Poullas shares some tips to make sure you can safely enjoy your winter running to the fullest. Read more

The Marathon is a Mainstay for Fitness

by Karl Gruber
I recognize everyone tackles fitness in their own way. While there are countless forms of exercise to explore, running is a common denominator for almost any sport or physical activity. That's why I encourage others to try running, specifically the marathon distance. Read more

Run for a Reason: Amy's Story

by Amy Beatty
Everyone takes up running for a different reason - to lose weight, improve fitness, relieve stress, compete, or just pass the time. For Amy, it's much more than something to do. She runs because she is able to, knowing not everyone can. Read more

Proper Hydration and Nutrition

by Karl Gruber
As a long-time marathon runner and now a running coach, I have found one of the biggest learning curves for runners is how to properly hydrate and ingest proper nutrition. You must use your training to find the right balance of nutrition and hydration that will keep you running well on race day. Read more

Meet the 2019 Official Bloggers

by DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
This year's team of Official Bloggers will document their training journeys, share tips and tricks, and help encourage you as you keep MOVING toward the start line. They may range in age, gender, location, background and more, but they all share the same goal - to get you pumped for race weekend! Read more

Register for the Marathon

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Interested in joining in on the fun? Register for the Pittsburgh Marathon today!