The Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, commonly referred to as the Pittsburgh Marathon, is an annual footrace held in May in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States. From 1985 to 2003, the race was held annually and named the UPMC/City of Pittsburgh Marathon, although serious financial difficulty within the City of Pittsburgh municipal budget and UPMC’s withdraw from title sponsor led to suspension of the race from 2004 to 2008. In 2009, the event was revived with a new title sponsor, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and renewed interest in the race.
Aside from the marathon, several races occur including a half marathon, five-person marathon relay, 5k race and kids marathon. The 2012 race had the largest field in the history of the race. Registration for 2012 closed with roughly 25,000 participants between all races, with 6,000 entrants in the full marathon, 13,000 entrants in the half marathon, and 800 teams in the marathon relay, with the remaining entrants distributed in the 5K.
Men: 7:00 AM
Women: 7:00 AM
Early bird registration fees is $90 for the Marathon. You can register on the official website of Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. Paper/mail-in registrations will not be accepted after January 1, 2014.
Course / Route Map
The DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon course winds through the wonderfully unique and historic neighborhoods of this beautiful city. Community celebrations, cheering spectators and music throughout the course will welcome runners from all over the world.
Runners will race on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, cross each of the three rivers in Pittsburgh and travel through the South Side, Oakland, Shadyside and Bloomfield neighborhoods – just to name a few. The course runs along the rivers of the City and challenges you on a hill that takes you into the University area of Pittsburgh.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
The course is fairly level for the first 12 miles. At that point it climbs 200 feet, over the next 2 miles, before it levels off. The last 4.5 miles of the course area is a net downgrade.
Time Limits & Cutoffs
- Marathon course will be open for 6 hours.
- Timing chips will be used to record the time of the runners
Men: John Kagwe (KEN) 2:10:24 (1995)
Women: Margaret Groos (USA) 2:29:50 (1998)
Prize Money & Awards
- Prize Money: 1st – $8,000, 2nd – $6,000, 3rd – $4,000, 4th – $2,500, 5th – $1,500, 6th – $1,000, 7th – $500
- Age group awards will also be given
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
- All participants receive a race shirt
- All finishing participants will receive a finishers medal
Water Stops & Refreshments
- There will be 20 fluid stations along the route where Water/Gatorade will be available.
- GU 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
Expected Race Day Weather
Temperature: 49°F to 65°F
Humidity: 50% to 76%
Wind Speed: 6 mph to 12 mph