Just A Short Run Half Marathon, 30K, 5K & 8.1-Mile

Saturday, March 31, 2018 • Allison Park, PA • Course Map

You’ll need to bundle up for the Just A Short Run Half Marathon & Relay races, as the early spring weather can get quite cold in this western Pennsylvania town, located among Pittsburgh’s northern suburbs.

That doesn’t seem any deterrent for the more than 2,000 runners, walkers and relay participants who take part in the annual early springtime running of the race, which includes a half marathon for runners and walkers, a 5K for runners and walkers, a 30K individual run and an 8.1-mile run.

It isn’t hard to see why, as the course takes participants on a scenic tour of Allison Park’s North Park Golf Course, along a mix of gentle, rolling hills and flat terrain, all across entirely paved surfaces throughout the race.

The event includes several races — in addition to the half-marathon, there’s a half-marathon relay, a 30K race, and a 5K run/walk, giving potential participants plenty of options for competing or taking it easy while taking in the scenery.

The starting and finish lines for all races are at the North Park boathouse, where you also may register on the day of the race if you haven’t registered online or at Allison Park’s Elite Runners & Walkers store. While the 30K event starts at 8:30 AM, the other three events share the same starting time — 8:30 AM — and are limited to 4 hours.

Race Weather & Climate

Located about 10 miles north of Pittsburgh in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, the town of Allison Park is known for cool to cold weather in the early spring, as March temperatures average between 51°F and 28°F, while rainfall totals average just over 3.1 inches for the month.

On the day of the race (March 31), the average low is 30°F and the average high is 54°F.

Course Map

See the race route map for the Just A Short Run Half Marathon here.


  • $55 – $65 for the half marathon or the 30K
  • $35 – $45 for the 8.1 mile or 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of Allison Park’s Just A Short Run Half Marathon, 30K, 5K or 8.1-mile race, register online at ChronoTrack.com here.

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