Pennsylvania > UPMC Urgent Care Montour Trail Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk
Pittsburgh, PA • Saturday, September 7, 2013 • Course Map
Run along a paved multi-use trail that once served as a railroad connecting Pittsburgh with nearby towns and cities, the 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 crossed the finish line in both races combined at the event's 2012 running, including 893 runners in the half marathon and just over 193 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. 7), the average low is 56°F and the average high is 78°F.
View the race route map for the Montour Trail Half Marathon
To reserve your spot in the late summer/early fall 2013 running of Pittsburgh's Montour Trail Half Marathon or 5K Run/Walk, visit the event website.
Official Race Website
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