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The DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend event participants will travel throughout the City during each race. The DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon participants will start together on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Half Marathon and Marathon runners will split courses near mile mark 10.5 and merge to finish together near mile mark 25.8 (12.9 for the half marathon). For detailed information about each race course and its elevation, please visit the specific event page.

Click here to view the course map for the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon and FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay.

On the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon course, timing checkpoints are positioned at the start line, 10K, 13.1 miles, 20 miles and at the finish line. On the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon course, timing checkpoints are positioned at the start line, 10K, 11.3 miles and at the finish line. Your Chronotrack B-tag or D-tag will register split times at each of these checkpoints. Digital clocks are positioned at the start line, at each mile and at the finish line to provide the elapsed event time.

*The Half Marathon course will be open for 3.5 hours and the Marathon course will be open for 6 hours. There will be two checkpoints along the course that will require participants to meet at least a 14:00 minute/mile pace. Any participants that do not meet these requirements must board a sweep vehicle, which will drop off near the finish line. The 5K course will close at 9:20 AM. Participants must meet at least a 14:00 minute/mile pace.

Start Line

The start line for the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon and FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay is located on Liberty Avenue at 7th Avenue. Each participant will be pre-assigned to a start corral based on expected finishing times. Corrals will open at 5:00 AM for the 7:00 AM start time. Please note that participants will only be granted access to the start corral indicated on the race number. Be prepared for a delay at the start, but your official time will not begin until you cross the start line.

Finish Line

The DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon and FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay finish line is located on the Boulevard of the Allies, between Stanwix Street and Commonwealth Place. In response to runner feedback, the finish line will have a large amount of open space for enhanced finish line festivities at Point State Park!

For the convenience and safety of all participants, please continue moving through the finish line area. No stopping or loitering is allowed. Participants who sit or lie down in the finish area will be transported immediately to the Medical Tent and will not be released until cleared by the medical staff. Volunteers will be positioned just beyond the finish line to distribute medals, refreshments and heat sheets. A photography team will also be available to capture a picture of you with your finishers medal.

Fluid Stations

Mile Mark Location Amenities
2.1 Corner of 26th Street and Penn Avenue Water/Gatorade
3.8 Cedar Avenue between Avery and Pressley Water/Gatorade
6 Western Avenue past Allegheny Avenue Water/Gatorade
8 West Carson Street in front of Onala Club Water/Gatorade
9.7 East Carson Street between 7th and 8th Streets Water/Gatorade
10.7 HALF West Ramp on Birmingham Bridge Water/Gatorade
10.7 FULL East Carson Street between 23rd and 24th Streets Water/Gatorade
11.9 HALF Boulevard of the Allies before UPMC Mercy Water/Gatorade
12.4 Forbes Avenue in front of Arby's Water/Gatorade
13.4 Fifth Avenue in front of WQED Water/Gatorade
15 Fifth Avenue and Emerson Street Water/Gatorade
16.3 Penn Avenue in front of Evergreen Bar Water/Gatorade
17.6 Frankstown Avenue past Homewood Avenue Water/Gatorade
18.7 East Liberty Boulevard by Frankstown Water/Gatorade
19.7 North Highland Avenue Water/Gatorade
20.5 Corner of North Negley and Stanton Avenue Water/Gatorade
22 Liberty Avenue in front of Silky's Pub Water/Gatorade
22.9 Corner of Liberty Avenue and 40th Street Water/Gatorade
24.2 Corner of 26th and Liberty Avenue Water/Gatorade/Pretzel
25.2 Liberty Avenue at 11th Street Water/Gatorade/Pretzel

Aid Stations

Mile Mark Location 
2.1 Stanwix Street and Penn Avenue
5.6 Ridge Avenue and Western Avenue, Relay Exchange 1
8 West Carson Street
9.1 Carson Street past Smithfield Street, Relay Exchange 2
10.5 East Carson Street between 19th and 20th Streets
12 HALF Boulevard of the Allies near UPMC Mercy
12.4 Intersection of Forbes Avenue and McKee Place
14 Corner of Fifth Avenue and Aiken Avenue
15.5 Fifth Avenue near Penn Avenue, Relay Exchange 3
16.3 Penn Avenue and Carnegie Place
17.6 Frankstown Avenue and North Lang Avenue
18.8 East Liberty Boulevard at Dix Alley
20.1 North Negley and Bryant Street
21.6 Baum Boulevard and Graham Avenue, Relay Exchange 4
22.9 Liberty Avenue and 40th Street
24.2 Corner of 26th Street and Liberty Avenue 

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