The Pittsburgh Marathon returns for the first time since 2019 on Sunday, May 1. This might be one of the toughest marathons, as Pittsburgh is known not only for its three rivers, but also for its hills. The race will start near downtown Wood St. and end near the Convention Center near 10th Street.
The marathon will start at 7 a.m. ET on Sunday.
How to watch
The watch will not be broadcast live or broadcast on TV outside of local news highlights. The best way to follow the action would be to see it in person along the route.
Map of the course
The course winds through Pittsburgh passing PNC Park, Heinz Field, the University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University, among other Pittsburgh landmarks.
A link to the course map can be found here.
The weather for race day in Pittsburgh isn’t the greatest. The high is 67 and the low 59 which sounds good. Unfortunately there is a 72% chance of rain and the description of the day at AccuWeather is “couple of thunderstorms”.
Who won the last race?
The Pittsburgh Marathon has been canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registered runners were able to participate virtually or choose a refund.
In 2019, Boniface Kongin won the event with a time of 2:10:34. The fastest time for a female competitor in the 2019 Pittsburgh Marathon was Bizuwork Getahun Kasaye who ran the marathon in 2:36:29.