PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The anticipation is building as a record 25,000 runners are set to hit the city streets this weekend for the Pittsburgh Marathon.
The race is set for this Sunday, but the fun is going on all weekend long. Click here for a full listing of events!
Tents started going up earlier this week for the Finish Line Festival downtown.
KDKA’s Heather Abraham reports:
And the activities kick off today with the Health and Fitness Expo over at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. It begins at 11 a.m. and runs through 8 p.m.
On Saturday, it will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The expo is where Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, Relay and Kids Marathon runners can pick up their participant packets.
There will also be shopping and entertainment for all those who attend.
“It’s free to the public; it’s open to the public and we encourage everybody and anybody to come down, see what we’ve got going on, see what commitment there is in Pittsburgh for health and fitness,” said Pittsburgh Marathon Race Director Patrice Matamoros. “It’s incredible.”
Watch a preview of the Health & Fitness Expo:
The 5K Run and the Kids Marathon will be held on Saturday. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the Kids Marathon is set for 10 a.m.
Then, marathon runners can fuel up ahead of the big races with the annual Pasta Party at the Spaghetti Warehouse.
On Sunday, the runners will take their mark at 7:30 a.m. for the start of the Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay. Thousands more people are expected to line the race route.
There will be several street closures for the running of the marathon.
The closures begin at 3 a.m. Sunday and continue until 2:30 p.m.
Click the links below for:
- Road Closures (PDF)
- Parking Information
- Start Line Map (PDF)
- Finish Line & Festival Map (PDF)
- Course Details