Getting to the Start Line

Race Day is almost here and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make it to the Start Line. From Bib Lookup and Packet Pickup to Gear Check and Start Line Corral procedues, we've got you covered!

: Race Day is almost here and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make it to the Start Line. From Bib Lookup and Packet Pickup to Gear Check and Start Line Corral procedures, we've got you covered!

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Race Numbers have been assigned and the Bib Lookup link is LIVE!  

Please read the following instructions:

  • The only thing required for packet pickup, is for you to know your bib number ahead of time and to bring your photo ID. You can lookup your bib number now using the link below, or you can look it up at the Steel City Road Runner booth at the Expo. If you want to print out something to bring with you, you can simply print the confirmation screen that looks like this when you enter your info. Otherwise just make sure to write the number down, or have it available on your mobile app when at Packet Pickup. If someone else will be picking up your packet, they need to know this information as well. See Packet Pickup tab for more info. 
  • If you registered after April 9, your information will not be in the system yet. We will be updating the data next week.
  • Corral Assignment: The race number lookup does not provide your corral assignment. You do not need to know your corral assignment prior to packet pickup. It will be provided to you on your race bib.   
  • Bib Look-up is available for Sunday races only. 

*MUST show photo ID to collect race numbers. Please look up race numbers using the bib lookup link. 

5K 
Friday, May 5 (11:00 AM – 8:00 PM) at the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo or
Saturday, May 6 (6:30 AM – 7:50 AM) in North Shore, Gold Lot 4

KIDS
Friday, May 5 (11:00 AM – 8:00 PM) at the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo or
Saturday, May 6 (6:30 AM – 9:15 AM) near the start line in North Shore, Gold Lot 4.
 
PETS
Friday, May 5 (11:00 AM – 8:00 PM) at the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo or
Saturday, May 6 (8:00 AM – 11:50 AM) Point State Park at the Animal Rescue League booth
 
FULL/HALF/RELAY
At the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo:
Friday, May 5 - 11:00 AM* – 8:00 PM (*Opens at 10:00 AM for VIP Participants Only)
Saturday, May 6 – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

PACKET PICKUP FAQ'S: 

CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP MY PACKET?
Yes. 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 as well as complete a Packet Pickup Slip with the Participants race number.

IS THERE RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP?
If you are unable to pick up your items during normal pickup hours you may pick up your bib number ONLY race morning at the info booth in Point State Park. You will forfeit your other items, which will not be available at the Info Booth unless you have purchased the "Will Call"/Late Pickup option available as an add-on in RunSignUp by Friday, April 28.

Store small personal items or articles of clothing during the race at select Gear Check locations near the start line. You must use the race-issued clear FedEx Ground bags. No bags will be allowed in the corral area. Drop off your gear at the following locations: 

  • Start Line Drop-Off: Gateway T Station at the intersection of Liberty Avenue/Stanwix Street; Benedum Parking Lot at the intersection of 7th Street/Penn Avenue, and Market Square.
  • Finish Line Pickup: Gateway T Station

All Gear Check trucks will move to the Gateway T Station after the race for pick up.

Please follow these guidelines when checking your gear on race day:

  • Use your race-issued Gear Check bag, which is included in your participant packet, and corresponding Gear Check tag, which is attached to your race number.
  • You must show your race number when dropping off and picking up your gear.
  • Luggage bags, oversized or overnight items, loose articles or bags that are not race-issued will not be accepted at Gear Check.
  • Do not check valuable items, such as medication, jewelry, cell phones, cameras, music or electronic devices, etc.  The event is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • All bags must be picked up by 2:00 PM on race day, or they will be taken to the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon (P3R) office (810 River Avenue, Suite 120). Bags brought back to the P3R offices must be claimed by Monday, May 15 or the contents will be donated to charity. 

Start Corral Map can be found HERE.

Please note, Corral assignments are based on the expected pace time used during registration and are indicated by the letter/sticker affixed to your race bib. 

  • CORRAL A: Elite – Seeded* - Under 8:29 min. per mile ( ≥ 3:40:00 Marathon or ≥ 1:49:00 Half)
  • CORRAL B: 8:30 min - 9:29 min per mile (3:40:01-4:02:00 Marathon or 1:49:01-2:01:00 Half)
  • CORRAL C: 9:30 min - 10:29 min per mile  (4:02:01-4:35:00 Marathon or 2:01:01-2:17:00 Half) + Relay Teams (~1150)
  • CORRAL D: 10:30 - 12:00 min per mile (4:35:01-6:00:00 Marathon or 2:17:01-3:00:00 Half ) and Over

Access and Closing Times:
Please make note of the access point to your start corral prior to your arrival on race day. All corrals can be accessed using Penn Avenue. 

  • Corral A Closes at 6:55 AM, Access Point: 7th Avenue and Smithfield Street OR Penn Avenue and 9th Street
  • Corral B Closes at 7:00 AM, Access Point: 6th Avenue and Wood Street OR  Penn Avenue and 7th Street
  • Corral C Closes at 7:10 AM, Access Point: Liberty Avenue and Market Street OR Penn Avenue and 6th Street
  • Corral D Closes at 7:40 AM, Access Point: Stanwix and Liberty Avenue OR Penn Avenue and 5th Avenue 

Instructions:

  • You will be granted access to your assigned corral or to a lower lettered corral
  • Your race number must be visible to gain access to your start corral
  • Start corrals open at 5:00 AM, and close as noted above 
  • Corral assignment cannot be changed until race weekend
  • To move to a faster corral, visit the Runners Services Information Booth at the Expo. To move to a slower corral, you can simply drop back, no action or offical change is necessary. 
  • Family and friends will not be allowed to accompany participants into the start ​line corrals​

Start Line:
The start line for the Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay is located on Liberty Avenue near 10th Street. Start corrals are assigned based on expected finishing times. Be prepared for a delay at the start but remember your official time will not begin until you cross the start line. Please adhere to directions from race officials at all times. 

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