The love for sports doesn't end on the field in Pittsburgh, it pours in to the streets, parks and race tracks across the region. The rolling hills, glistening rivers and endless bridges create the perfect backdrop to keep your adrenaline pumping. Whether you're looking to have fun on a mile run, tackle your first marathon, cycle some of the steepest hills in the city, or race your vintage car along city streets, Pittsburgh has what you're looking for.
GNC Live Well Liberty Mile: Late July
Brave Pittsburgh's July heat to run this downhill, one mile tradition. Loop around downtown Pittsburgh in categorized waves with a kid's race, a Pup Trot, one mile fun run, Team Challenge, and competitive options for those who can complete one mile in eight minutes or less.
EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta: August 5-7
Pittsburgh's three rivers have never looked so good. The Regatta brings the rivers to life with Jet Ski stunts, boat parades, vintage power boats, music, and more. Catch off water competition with the BMX Monster challenge. The Regatta concludes with its signature F-1 Power Boat Finals competition.
USA BMX Steel City Nationals: August 12-14
The world's largest motocross organization will host a national competition in Pittsburgh's own South Hills. Riders will tackle an extreme course with obstacles in one of the toughest sports around.
Pittsburgh Triathlon: August 13-14
Test your strength and explore the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and the Three Rivers Water Trail in this extreme competition. Take on the full Triathlon or try your hand at the Adventure Race, a two mile paddle competition. A fitness expo will also be on site at Point State Park.
Pittsburgh Great Race: September 25
Celebrate the 39th anniversary of the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race. With a 10K race, 5K race, and 5K fitness walk options, anyone can compete in this Pittsburgh tradition. Leading up to race day, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield will present the Great Race Expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center with product samples, health screenings, vendors, demonstrations, and more.
EQT Ten Miler: Late October/Early November
Tour some of Pittsburgh's most iconic neighborhoods with this ten mile challenge. Runners will race through Downtown, the North Side, the West End, and the Strip District. For a unique challenge, run in costume to compete in the Spooky Kooky Costume Contest presented by The Scarehouse.
Dirty Dozen: November 26
Take on 13 of Pittsburgh's steepest hills in this bike challenge. Riders must bike up the hills in one motion without stopping or crashing to earn the prestige of being a Dirty Dozen finisher. The race includes the infamous Canton Avenue hill, which boasts a 37 percent grade and is speculated to be the steepest paved city street in the world.