Saturday, September 12, 2015 • Pittsburgh, PA • Course Map
Run along a trail that once was a railroad connecting Pittsburgh with nearby towns and cities, the UPMC Urgent Care Montour Trail Half Marathon & 5K showcases this “rails to trails” recreational initiative that will eventually become part of a 400-mile trail system known as the Great Allegheny Passage, and will link the city by pedestrian trail with Washington, D.C.
Mostly flat, fast and scenic, the out-and-back race course starts at the Mall at Robinson in Robinson Township and follows a long downhill stretch toward the nearby town of Imperial, where runners reach the half-way turn-around.
From there, participants return back to the trail (which features a crushed limestone surface) and continue running to the finish at Robinson Town Centre, including running through a tunnel along the way.
Just over 1,000 runners and walkers cross the finish line in both races combined each year, including roughly 800 to 900 runners in the half marathon and just over 190 runners and walkers in the 5K.
All proceeds from the event benefit the maintenance and preservation of the Montour Trail.
Race Weather & Climate
Located near the state’s southwestern corner, about 130 miles southeast of Cleveland, Ohio, Pittsburgh typically sees September temperatures that average between 53°F and 76°F, while rainfall totals average just over 3.1 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (Sept. 12), the average low is 54°F and the average high is 78°F.
- 2014 Montour Trail Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Montour Trail Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Montour Trail Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Montour Trail Half Marathon Results
- 8:00 AM – half marathon
- 8:20 AM – 5K
See race website
To reserve your spot in the 2015 running of Pittsburgh’s Montour Trail Half Marathon or 5K Run/Walk, register online at Race360.com here.
Official Race Website
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