ChallengesSteel Challenge

Be a part of the Steel Challenge Marathon weekend and earn a Special Bonus Medal!

2 Races + 2 Shirts + 3 Medals = Steel Challenge

Are you planning on a warm-up run Saturday, May 2? Then join us for the fifth annual STEEL CHALLENGE, run your warm-up with us and earn an extra medal — it's that easy!  

If you run the UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run on Saturday and either the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon or the FedEx Pittsburgh Marathon Relay on Sunday — you will have completed our Steel Challenge, earning a special bonus medal. (That's right, you still get the 5K medal, plus your race medal from Sunday — and a special Steel Challenge medal!) 

Still have questions? See below.

How do I sign up for the Steel Challenge?
When registering for a Sunday event in Race Roster, you will have the option to register for the 5K as an add-on product. Please select the "Steel Challenge - Add on the 5K Race" to register for both a Sunday event and for the 5K. 

If you do not select this add on in the registration process, you will receive a coupon code for $10 off the 5K in your confirmation email. You can then visit Race Roster to register for the 5K separately. Be sure to use the discount code when doing so, as discounts are not retroactive.
If you are registered for the 5K on Saturday and a Sunday race with the same registration information for both races, you are automatically entered into the Steel Challenge.

How do I get my special Steel Challenge medal?
You will find a Steel Challenge icon on your bib when you pick it up at the Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo. If the icon is missing from your bib, please visit the Runner Services booth before leaving the Expo. After completing your Sunday race, please visit the Steel Challenge tent at the Finish Line Festival in Point State Park and show the Steel Challenge icon on your bib to pick up your bonus medal.