Prep for Pittsburgh Half Marathon &, 5k
Prep for Pittsburgh Half Marathon &, 5k: race description
Both the 13.1-mile half marathon and the 5K races share the same starting location, at the state park office on Wilhelm Road, overlooking the more than 1,800-acre Lake Wilhelm. From there, runners in the half follow the hiking and biking trail that encircles the lake, a roughly 12-mile paved trail that follows the lake shoreline from the boat launch area to the park's marina. The half marathon follows a counter-clockwise route around the lake, and finishes back at the marina parking lot.
While the half marathon begins at 10:00 AM, the 5K race will start shortly afterward, at 10:05 AM. Those who haven't yet registered before arriving will be able to register at the park on the day of the race, until 9:45 AM.