Half Marathon

Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Half Marathon Start: 7:00 AM

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Registration Rates

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Packet pick up is located at the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, April 29, 2016 and Saturday, April 30, 2016.

All marathon, half marathon and marathon relay participants will be emailed a race packet confirmation ticket 1-2 weeks prior to the race weekend notifying them of their race number. Kids marathon, 5K and pet walk race numbers are organized in alphabetical order and do not require a confirmation ticket. 

Race packet confirmation tickets will NOT be mailed. Participants are required to provide the following items in order to retrieve their race packet:

1. Race packet confirmation ticket (electronic or hard copy)

2. Photo ID

Race numbers are also available for look-up via the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon app OR by visiting the Race Number Look-Up kiosks located within the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo race weekend. 

Pick-Up For Another Participant

Participants may authorize another individual to retrieve the race packet on their behalf. The individual picking up the packet is required to show their photo ID along with providing the following items. 

1. Packet Pick-Up Slip

2. Participants race packet confirmation ticket (if available)

Late Packet Pick-up

Late packet pick-up will be available on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 7:00-9:00 PM ONLY for individuals unable to attend operating hours at the GNC Live Well Health and Fitness Expo. Late packet pick-up will be located in the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh Hotel lobby. Please look for the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon information booth sign. 

Late packet pick-up is by request only. Participants must click here to complete an online form. All requests must be submitted by midnight EST on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. 

Packets - which includes the race number, participant shirt and goody bag - will NOT be available at the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo for participants requesting late packet pick-up. There is no race day packet pick-up.

Click here to view the 2015 half marathon course. 

A 3D elevation chart of the 2015 Half Marathon course is available here.

Turn by turn directions for the course can be found here.

A map of the start corrals can be found here. 

Pittsburgh is known for its rivers and bridges and the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon course will not disappoint.  You’ll cross Pittsburgh’s three rivers over five different bridges each with their own distinct architecture and incredible views of the city.  Your tour of the city will take you through different and unique neighborhoods featuring festivals, bands, and cheerathoners that will keep you motivated and smiling all the way to the finish line.

  • USA Track and Field certified course 
  • Boston qualifier 
  • Fluid and medical aid stations are positioned along the course 
  • Water and Gatorade will be offered at every fluid station 
  • Power 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 

Registration Rules

  • No refunds or deferments of entry fees 
  • Minimum age for Half Marathon: 16 on May 3, 2015 
  • Paper/mail-in registrations will not be accepted after January 1, 2015

Course Rules

  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, baby joggers, strollers, roller skates and roller blades are not permitted on the course 
  • Headphones (iPods, mp3 players, CDs, tape walkmans, radios, etc.) are discouraged 
  • Push rim and hand crank wheelchairs are permitted on the Marathon course ONLY; no wheelchairs are permitted on the Half Marathon course. Click here for more information. 

Course Time Limits

City streets, police offices and support are contracted for specific times and cannot be extended. Some easy points to remember - all runners must be to the Birmingham Bridge by 10:20 AM and Half Marathoners must be at Mile 12, Forbes Avenue at Jumonville, by 11:00 AM.

If you cannot adhere to the permitted pace per mile, you will be asked to board a sweep vehicle that will take you to relay shuttle drop off area on Grant Street which is several blocks from the finish line. If you refuse to get on 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. 

Drug Policy

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 conducted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Athletes with positive drug test results will forfeit any prize money and will be disqualified from the event in which such athlete participated. 

Race Results/Finishers Certificates

Congratulations to all of the 2015 participants! Click here to view results for Sunday, May 3, 2015.  Click on any event below to download your 2015 Finishers Certificate. 

2015 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

2015 UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon

2015 FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay

2015 UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine 5K 

For timing related issues ONLY, please email gracemgt@aol.com. 

Photos

Click here to see the official photos from our official photography partner MarathonFoto. 

Award Rules

All finishing participants will receive a finisher medal.

To view the 2015 Half Marathon Prize Purse, click here

Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers for the Half Marathon in the following age categories for men and women: 19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+

Clydesdale (Men over 200 pounds) and Athena Divisions (Women over 150 pounds) winners will be awarded in the following categories: Half Marathon Top 2 Male Over 40, Half Marathon Top 2 Male Under 40, Half Marathon Top 2 Female Over 40, Half Marathon Top 2 Female Under 40 

*To be eligible competitors must weigh in at the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, May 1 from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM or Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 

  • Age category and Clydesdale/Athena awards are based on chip time not gun time.
  • Awards will be mailed once official race results have been submitted. Please allow 3-4 weeks post-race for awards to be mailed out.
  • Overall and Master category winners are not eligible for age group awards.
  • U.S., PA and Steel City Road Runners (SCRR) are bonus categories and are eligible for overall prize money and age group awards.

Click on any event below to download your 2014 finisher certificate: 

For results from previous years, please click here. 

 

We want to help you successfully meet your race goals this May! Whether it's completing the Marathon under 4 hours or beating the course time limits, we're offering training support to meet your needs. Check out the options below and find the one that's best for you.

Steel City Road Runners

The Steel City Road Runners is Pittsburgh's largest running club. RRCA and USATF certified coaches offer customized training plans for marathon and half marathon participants as well as for beginners. The group meets three times a week for speed workouts, tempo training and long runs. Click here for more information on the Steel City Road Runners

Galloway Training Program

The Galloway Training Program is open to anyone who is interested in running a marathon, half marathon, 5K or just getting started. The training group welcomes all levels, from beginners to Boston qualifiers. Participants will follow a customized training plan and join the Steel City Road Runners for Saturday morning group runs. For more information, please email gallowayprogram@steelcityrrc.org

Elite and Seeded Runners Division 

To qualify as a seeded runner, a URL must be provided with race results meeting the following requirements:

  • Seeded Male = 6:30 minute mile or under 
  • Seeded Female = 7:29 minute mile or under 

*Results must be for half marathon or greater and in the 2015 or 2016 calendar year.

If you would like to be considered for a seeded position, please include your qualifying URL when you register. If you do not provide a qualifying URL (as stated above) or the link does not work, you will not receive a seeded position. The seeding deadline is March 31, 2015. You will be notified via email the week of April 20, 2015 if you have 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. Please email questions to info@pittsburghmarathon.com with the subject line “Seeded Runner”. 

 

Elite Athlete Program

The 2015 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon elite field is by invitation only. Acceptance into the program is not based solely on time. Entry is based on recent performance, potential finish and the discretion of the Elite Athlete Committee.

Please contact Ryan Hogan at ryanh@pittsburghmarathon.com if you would like to be considered for the 2016 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon or the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon elite field. 

Click here to view the 2015 prize purse.

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