Steel Challenge - DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

ProgramsSteel 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 4?  Then join us for the fourth 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 Ground 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?

Register for the full, half or relay on Sunday, May 5. In your confirmation email, you will receive a special code in your email confirmation to use for $10 off your 5K registration. Once you use the code to register for the 5K, you are automatically entered in the Steel Challenge. In order to receive the discount, you must use the code at the time of registration. *Discount is not retroactive. 

What if I can't find my confirmation email with the code?

If you can't find your confirmation email, please contact our office at and we can re-send the confirmation to you. 

What if I signed up for both races, but didn't use the code?

If you did not see the special code in your confirmation email, and signed up for the 5K anyway, please contact our office at to make sure you are entered in the Steel Challenge, and have the discount applied to your registration. 

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 GNC Live Well 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 and show the Steel Challenge icon on your bib to pick up your bonus medal.