GNC Live Well Liberty Mile Re-Launches USA Masters Road Championships
The City of Champions is adding one more to its list – the 2013 USA Masters 1 Mile Road Championship to be contested at the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile on Friday, August 9. The Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. is looking forward to hosting the nation’s top 40 and older runners as they take to the streets of downtown Pittsburgh. This is the first time since 1989 that the USA Masters 1 Mile Road Championship has been held.
Kirwa Defends, Akor Wins DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Titles
At the 5th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday morning, James Kirwa of Kenya defended his title in 2 hours, 13 minutes, 37 seconds, while American Mary Akor of Hawthorne, CA won the women’s 26.2 mile race in 2:37:35. In the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, Kenyans Julius Kogo and Risper Gesabwa took the 13.1 mile titles in 1:02:32 and 1:13:16 respectively with Kogo setting a course record. Under clear, cool conditions, there were 22,761 entrants in both races combined, an event record.
Miller, Park Win UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K
Under near ideal weather conditions on Saturday morning, the UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K, Toyota of Pittsburgh Kids Marathon and inaugural Purina Pro Plan Pittsburgh Pet Walk kicked off the 5th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon race weekend with high energy and thousands of participants as well as family and friends.
New Race Weekend Guidelines for the 2013 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
Race Director Patrice Matamoros announced today new guidelines for participants, spectators and volunteers for the 2013 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events. Some guidelines are from previous years, but some new measures have been implemented.
Michael Wardian Attempts to Set New Half Marathon Treadmill World Record at GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo
Accomplished marathoner and ultramarthoner, Michael Wardian will attempt to set a half marathon treadmill world record on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. during the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo.
DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Greenest To-Date
The DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is taking strides to minimize the race’s environmental impact this year through six sustainable initiatives,including the use of carbon offsets from Green Mountain Energy Company to reduce its carbon footprint for the first time.
Pittsburgh Marathon Teams Up With Cincinnati and Cleveland Marathons To Support The Boston Marathon
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon tragedy on April 15, race directors across the country saw an outpouring of compassion and support from runners who want to help and support Boston during their run in upcoming marathons.
Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Hosts First Wave Run in Turkmenistan
For runners the location of the finish line is not as important as the opportunity to participate. Understanding this, the organizers of the 5th Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon have partnered with American300 to host the First Wave Run of the Pittsburgh Marathon at the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on Sunday, March 17, 2013. About 150 runners, including Ambassador Robert Patterson, will participate in the 8K race and kid’s fun run.
UPMC Health Plan Increases Pittsburgh Half Marathon Prize Purse to $34,500
The Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon has announced that UPMC Health Plan, title sponsor of the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, has committed more than $9,000 to raise the total prize purse for the 2013 event, making it one of the nation’s top five largest half marathon prize purses.
We Are the Pittsburgh Marathon
Five years after its 2009 revival, the 2013 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon expects a 30,000 participant sell-out. 2013 marks the year of fives for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, as Cinco de Mayo 2013 will not only recognize the fifth year of this race, but a course crossing five bridges, a ranking as one of the top five family-friendly marathons in the country, and five million cumulative dollars raised by the Run for a Reason Charity Program.
Registration Opens Tuesday Oct. 2 for 2013 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
Registration for the 2013 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon opens Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 10:00 a.m., beginning with a special five-hour, fifth anniversary sale at www.pittsburghmarathon.com. Runners are encouraged to take advantage of the guaranteed lowest prices for the 2013 event, to lock in their savings and assure their spot at the starting line of the consistently sold-out race. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Oct. 2 the Marathon and Half Marathon registrations will be on sale for $75 and $65 respectively.
Pittsburgh Marathon Announces New Board of Directors and Staff Expansion
The Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is announcing the expansion of its board of directors, including the appointments of a new president and new board officers.
Pittsburgh Marathon Unveils New Course Design
Amid record-breaking registration numbers, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon announced today a newly designed course and finish line that 20,000 plus runners will traverse in the 2012 race.
$10,000 gets ARL Executive Director Inked
Animal Rescue League (ARL) Executive Director, Dan Rossi has committed to getting the ARL logo tattooed on him if he can meet his fundraising goal of $10,000 for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon!
As of today he has raised $2,410 (24% of his goal).
Wayne Kurtz Tip
Hopefully you have taken time to reflect on your year. I suggest that you set aside time for a day or so to review the goals you achieved, ideas for 2013, goals not achieved, and what you will commit to do differently in 2013. Remember bucket lists are just dreams without deadlines. Also, the value of goal setting is the thinking, planning and knowledge that result from from the journey toward goal achievement. Goal setting will help you make more informed decisions every day.
Steel City Hollywood
THE 12 DAYS OF MOTIVATION (sung to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas)
On the first day of motivation my true love gave to me
A swift kick in the butt
On the 2nd day of motivation my true love gave to me
2 running shoes and a swift kick in the butt...
Don Slusser Tip
One tip that is sometimes overlooked is the importance of running several “practice” races prior to the Marathon. The key is running one or more longer races in the range of half marathon to 30 Kilometer in the months leading to the Marathon.
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