Staying Connected Race Weekend

Stay dialed in with us race weekend to make sure you are getting all of the up-to-date information and communications needed for a safe and fun Race Weekend experience! From the Mobile App and Social Center, see how to reach us!

: Race Day is almost here and we want you to have all the information you need at your fingertips! From the newly designed Mobile App, Social Center, Event Alert System and Runner Tracking - here's how to stay in touch with us!



Event Alert System and Race Day Safety

The color-coded Event Alert System (EAS) will communicate the status of course conditions leading up to and on race day. EAS levels range from Low (Green) to Moderate (Yellow) to High (Red) to Extreme (Black) based primarily on weather, as well as other conditions. (See chart below for more info.)  Email, website and social media during race week will inform participants of the current EAS status and provide preparation tips based on advanced weather forecasts. Updates will be posted at the Health and Fitness Expo via color-coded signs or you can visit the information booth.

Familiarize yourself with the EAS prior to race day, remain alert for directions from race officials, announcers and volunteers, and take precautions to prepare properly for varying weather conditions on race day.

Please make sure that we have your most up-to-date emergency contact information on hand by filling out the back of your race number.

This year marks the fourth year of the Social Center on race weekend. Beginning Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7, we will have a roomful of volunteers and staff available to answer all of your race weekend questions, provide live event coverage, and offer breaking news and info.  

Follow us on our social media channels:

Twitter:       @PGHmarathon
Instagram:  pghmarathon
SnapChat:  pghmarathon

Hours of Social Media Center:

Friday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 4:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Back and better than ever, our newly re-branded app now has information for all signature P3R races. For the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, included are useful features and links to provide the best possible experience for all of our runners, spectators, volunteers and local residents. 

The mobile app includes new GPS map of the entire race course showing key features along the route; immediate results/runner tracking; up-to-date race weekend news and access; event schedules; entertainment locations and schedules; additional course maps; social streams and fun customized photo frames. When you download the app, be sure to allow push notifications - it will allow us to send updated information like when we have breaking news to share. Information will continue to be added and updated as we get closer to race day!

If you have last year's app, just run an update from your APP store. Or download now! 
Google Play:  
App Store:

More ways than ever to keep track of your favorite #RunnerofSteel!

Runner Tracking

Track your favorite Runners Of Steel on race day with LIVE Athlete Updates sent as Facebook, Twitter or Text updates. Runners will be tracked at the following locations on the course:

  • Relay Teams*: 4.4 Mile, 9.1 Mile, 13.1 Mile, 15.5 Mile, 20 Mile (*Please note, if you sign up to track one member of a Relay team, you will receive alerts for the entire Team, not just one person)
  • Half Marathon: 4.4 Mile, 9.1 Mile, 12 Mile
  • Marathon: 4.4 Mile, 9.1 Mile, 13.1 Mile, 15.5 Mile, 20 Mile

Please note, for a cheat sheet of instructions on how to sign up with Runner Tracking, click here


There is free tracking and cheer sending in the RaceJoy mobile app for DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay and UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run! If you carry your phone during the race, you can receive audio progress alerts as you complete the course. These are sent out at every mile. Also, people can track your blue dot move on a map and send you fun cheers! Download RaceJoy now to get set up.

Spectators, this app will allow you to follow your runners, add audio cheer clips, receive NearMe alerts and find your runners after the race with Meetup.

First, download the RaceJoy app on your Apple or Android device. Choose “All Races” and select “Pittsburgh Marathon.” Register as a participant or spectator. Note: Participants must be registered through the app to be eligible to be tracked.

Click here to learn how to set up tracking for yourself and up to 50 other people and how to verify that you are tracking.

Notice Congested Call Cell Conditions Expected
Highly congested cell conditions are expected at the START and FINISH areas of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.  We suggest you wait to turn on your tracking until around Mile One, if you experience issues connecting.  This will also help to preserve your battery since your phone will continue to try to make a connection when poor cell conditions exist.


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