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Run, walk or trot through the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh during some of the fastest growing racing events in the nation. The topography of the city and the uniqueness of the neighborhoods give these events a distinctive feel.
There are several races under the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon banner, including the annual DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon in May. In addition, race weekend features the UPMC Health Plan Half Marathon, FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay and UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run, Toyota of Pittsburgh Kids Marathon, the Pittsburgh Pet Walk and GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo. More than 30,000 participants cross the finish line during this weekend of fun running events.
The unique GNC Live Well Liberty Mile road race is short, fast and fun for the whole family. It features six waves of runners from the recreational to the elite level racing on Liberty Avenue from 17th Street in the Strip District to Downtown. This event is proving to be Pittsburgh's premier community street run for all ages and abilities.
Pittsburgh's newest road race, the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler features a classic 10-mile distance highlighting some of Pittsburgh's unique neighborhoods including the West End, North Side, Lawrenceville and the Strip District. The course begins on West Carson Street near Highmark Stadium and crosses four bridges before finishing in front of EQT headquarters on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.
The other major race happening each year in Pittsburgh is the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race at the end of September. Take part in the 5K Run & Fitness Walk or the 10K Run. Every August, the Friends of the Riverfront host the Pittsburgh Triathlon Adventure Race (cancelled this year) along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and the Three Rivers Water Trail.
Other fun races around the city include the Run Around the Square in Pittsburgh's Regent Square neighborhood and the PNC YMCA Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Or, climb some serious stairs that lead to amazing city views. Pittsburgh has more than 716 sets of steps in 66 of its 90 neighborhoods. The annual StepTrek on the South Side of Pittsburgh takes you up a series of public stairways.