Training for the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon is in full swing. Jump-start your training with the annual Half Marathon Kick-off Training Run hosted by the Steel City Road Runners.
Several distances will be offered (3-5 and 7-10 mile loops) as well as various pace options. You do not need to be registered in a 2018 event to participate in the training run.
Also at the event:
7:00 AM: Check-in begins
8:00 AM: Waverly Neer, 2015 All American at the University of Oregon & Amanda Bright, RD*
8:15 AM: Dynamic Warm-Up
8:30 AM: Run begins
*In partnership with GNC, professional runner Waverly Neer and Registered Dietitian Amanda Bright will host a brief Q&A to cover proper Half Marathon preparation, followed by stretching led by Waverly.
Please note: bananas, Honey Stinger gels, NuGo Bars, water, Gatorade, vitamin chews & hydration packs will be provided post-run.
Please note, there is very limited parking at the UPMC Rooney Sports Performance complex. Additional parking can be found in any of the SouthSide Works surface parking lots or garages, with a short warm-up walk over to the facility. There will be signs and volunteers helping direct people. SouthSide Works parking information can be found here.
Specials thanks to UPMC Sports Medicine, GNC, UPMC Health Plan, Rachael Ray Nutrish, NuGo Nutrition Bars and Honey Stinger for their partnership on this event.