Introducing the Keystone Challenge

The Steel City and the City of Brotherly Love are teaming up to offer a unique challenge for runners.

The DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, along with the AACR Philadelphia Marathon, are excited to introduce the Keystone Challenge!

To complete the challenge, you will need to finish one of the following events in Pittsburgh AND one of the listed events in Philadelphia:
 
Pittsburgh Events Philadelphia Events
2018 DICK'S Sporting Goods
Pittsburgh Marathon
2018 AACR
Philadelphia Marathon
2018 UPMC Health Plan
Pittsburgh Half Marathon
2018 Dietz & Watson
Phildelphia Half Marathon
2019 DICK'S Sporting Goods
Pittsburgh Marathon
2019 AACR
Philadelphia Marathon
2019 UPMC Health Plan
Pittsburgh Half Marathon
2019 AACR
Philadelphia Half Marathon

You can complete any combination of the above events in the two-year time period – the only stipulation is that you must complete one event in Pittsburgh and the other in Philadelphia.

For example, if you completed the 2018 UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon on May 6, 2018 and then complete either the 2018 or 2019 AACR Philadelphia Marathon OR the 2018 or 2019 Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, you will have officially completed the Keystone Challenge! As another example, if you complete the 2018 AACR Philadelphia Marathon on November 18, 2018, and then you also complete either the 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon or the 2019 UPMC Health Plan Half Marathon on May 5, 2019, you will earn your Keystone Challenge medal.

To be eligible, please indicate that you ran in Philadelphia in 2018 or plan to do so in 2019 when you register for the 2019 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon or 2019 UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon. Participants do not need to complete a separate registration to be eligible for the Keystone Challenge.