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!
Team captains will automatically be registered as a team member when they register, pay and create a Relay Team. Team Captains do not need to register a second time as a team member.
If you are not participating on the relay team that you are creating, you should not create the team as you will automatically be registering yourself to run and will count toward your team member maximum of five people.
Please contact our office at 412-586-7785 if you have any questions regarding the new registration process.
Because of race day traffic and road closures, it is recommended that most FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay participants walk to exchange zones one and two from the Downtown area.
Shuttle buses will be available on race day for exchange zones three and four ONLY. Shuttles will depart from Downtown on Centre Avenue, between 6th Avenue and Chatham Street starting at 6:00 AM. Click here to view the pick-up/drop-off area map.
Plan to arrive at your Relay Exchange at least 30 minutes before your teammate's expected arrival. If you are taking shuttles, plan on a 30-minute bus ride. Shuttles will operate until the Relay Exchange zone closes.
Click here to learn more about getting to each relay exchange zone on race day.
To qualify as a seeded relay team, a URL must be provided for each runner with race results meeting the following requirements:Seeded Male = 6:30 minute mile or under
Results must be for 5K or greater and in the 2018 or 2019 calendar year.
You must include all of your team members' qualifying URLs in one email. If you do not provide qualifying race results for all team members (as stated above) or the link does not work, your team will not receive a seeded position. The seeding deadline is March 15, 2019. You will be notified via email near race weekend if your team has 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.
If you would like your relay team to be considered for a seeded position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Seeded Relay Team.”
Packet pick up is located at the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Marathon Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, May 3, 2019 and Saturday, May 4, 2019.
Race packet confirmation tickets will NOT be mailed. Participants are required to provide the following items in order to retrieve their race packet:
*All marathon, half marathon and marathon relay participants will be able to look up their race number 1-2 weeks prior to race weekend. 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 Marathon Health and Fitness Expo on 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.
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 16:00 minutes per mile. If you are unable to adhere to the permitted pace per mile, you will be asked to board a sweep vehicle that will take you to the marathon relay shuttle drop off area at Centre Avenue and 6th Avenue, which is several blocks from the finish line. If you refuse to board 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.
All participants who finish the race within the established time limits will receive a finisher medal.
Congratulations to all of the 2019 participants! Click here to view results for Sunday, May 5, 2019.
Questions about your results? Contact Lakeshore Athletic Services at email@example.com.
Click here to see the official photos from the 2019 event from our official photography partner MarathonFoto.