The 16-week training season for the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh will officially kick off on Saturday, January 5, 2019 with the annual Marathon Kickoff Training Run hosted by P3R and Steel City Road Runners.
Held at P3R Headquarters, this event is for all runners — whether you're a longtime marathoner or training for the first time. You do NOT need to be registered for a 2019 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend event to participate in this training run.
Check-in begins at 7:00 AM and the run starts at 8:30 AM. Steel City Road Runners will lead training runs of several distances (four, six and eight miles) at various pace options to accommodate ALL runners and training plans. A five-mile option will also be available for those following the Galloway Training Plan.
This FREE event will also feature post-race refreshments, a pop-up P3R Gear Store and more! DICK'S Sporting goods will be providing hot chocolate, coffee and bagels to participants. Plus, the first 500 registered participants to check-in will receive a surprise gift courtesy of DICK'S and Brooks! Other vendors including NuGo Nutrition, Honey Stinger, Nuun Hydration and Blue Buffalo will be onsite with samples and goodies!
Limited FREE parking is available, so please carpool if you can and allow time for morning travel and parking.