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FREE Half Marathon Kickoff Training Run

Training for the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon is in full swing. Jump-start your training with the annual Half Marathon Kickoff Training Run hosted by P3R and the Steel City Road Runners. 

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Location: UPMC Rooney Sports Complex - 3200 South Water Street Pittsburgh
Distances: 4, 6, 9 and 12 mile loops will be available to accommodate all training plans, along with a 5-mile option for the Galloway Training Program. Various paces will be offered.

7:00 AM — Check-in begins
8:15 AM — Dynamic warm-up
8:30 AM — Run begins

POST-RUN REFRESHMENTS: Bananas, Honey Stinger gels, NuGo Bars, water and Nuun Hydration will be provided post-run. 

DON'T MISS OUT: Pop-up P3R Gear Store, a photo booth opportunity with a chance to win an autographed Alejandro Villanueva Pittsburgh Steelers helmet courtesy of UPMC Health Plan, and pick up a FREE Zwift RunPod (valued at $29.99) with an onsite demo — more information below

PARKING: Please note, there is very limited parking at the UPMC Rooney Sports 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.

OFFICIAL VIRTUAL TRAINING PROGRAM: P3R has partnered with Zwift to offer a FREE virtual training program that gamifies your experience and connects you with other runners from all over the world. Now even when you are running solo on your treadmill, you can join real-life training partners who can keep you motivated and help you stick to your training plan.

Pick up a FREE Zwift RunPod (valued at $29.99) at the training run by simply showing the Zwift team the app on your phone or your confirmation email.  Not yet signed up? Click here to get started. 

Specials thanks to UPMC Sports Medicine, UPMC Health Plan, Brooks Running, Blue Buffalo, Nuun Hydration, NuGo Nutrition Bars and Honey Stinger for their partnership on this event. 

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Contact Information

Event Location

3200 South Water Street, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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