ERW Marathon kickoff Run 12-20-14
If you have ever dreamed of running a full or half marathon, or would like to run your best race ever, then we invite you to join us this winter as we get ready for the 2017 Pittsburgh Marathon.  Over 150 runners of all abilities trained with us in 2016 and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Once you register, you will begin receiving our weekly newsletter with all the details on what's happening, when, where and how.  So don't wait, see all the details below and come join us this year as we run towards May 6th.

Program Overview

The goal of all our training programs is to assist runners of all abilities in achieving their personal best.  Whether you simply want to finish your first race, or you want to improve your performance and run faster, we can help you.  With expert coaching, incredible support and encouragement from experienced mentors and with education and guidance every step of the way; you will be part of an environment that is second to none in Pittsburgh.

Every runner who registers for the program will receive the following benefits. 
  • Commemorative technical training t-shirt (a $20 value)
  • Complimentary pair of Feetures Elite running socks (a $15 value)
  • 19 week training plan developed by our very own USA Track & Field Certified Coaches - based on your ability.  
  • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced mileage schedules for both the half and full distances.
  • Weekly raffles at Saturday group runs (must be present to win)
  • Monthly bagel and coffee Saturdays.
Pro Bike + Run Discounts
  • 15% off regular priced shoes and apparel throughout the program*
  • 15% off regular priced accessories and nutrition throughout the program
  • 15% off bike accessories and apparel throughout the program.
  • 10% off bikes 
    • *Exclusions apply, see store for details
Lightspeed Race Management Discounts
  • When you register for the program, you will receive a discount code for 25% off a registration bundle for all 5 races. If you choose the shortest distance for each race, you will receive a discount of just over $30. If you choose longer race options, your discount can grow to well over $50. Additionally, for those who only plan on running select races, there will be options for individual race discounts as well. It can be like getting a race for free!  
    • Trot for Tots - Sunday, December 11, 2016
    • Frigid 5 Mile – Sunday, January 8, 2017
    • Spring Thaw – Saturday, February 25, 2017 (10, 15 and 20 miles)
    • Just A Short Run – Saturday, March 25, 2017 (5k, 8k, Half Marathon and 30k)
    • Two Face 10K - Sunday, August 13, 2017
NEW DISCOUNTS from our amazing partners this year
  • FASTER Pittsburgh 
    • Over the past 12 months, our friends at Faster have helped us immensely with our cross training through their excellent EFX classes. Now they are taking it to the next level with 2 great discounts for us.
    • Option 1
      • The Complete Package - They are offering all registered participants 50% off on a 4 month all inclusive cross training program that includes 16 personal training sessions over 4 months, 1 massage a month and unlimited EFX classes for the entire 4 months. Normally $1200 but will be discounted to $600. 
    • Option 2
      • 20 class card - They are offering all registered participants 50% off their drop in EFX class rate. Drop in is $20/class and they are offering us $10/class on a 20 class punch card.  
    • Please Note: Both offers are good at either their Robinson or South Pointe locations.
    • Every runner will have the opportunity for a discount membership (and no initiation fee) to the Western Area YMCA for the duration of the training program.  $28/month will allow full access to the facility during the winter for all classes and equipment.  When the weather gets nasty, this could be just the ticket to keep your training on track.   This discount is a savings of $111 over 4 months. Membership also allows for access to any YMCA in Pennsylvania.  
    • Our friends at Downey's House in Robinson are offering all registered participants 15% off all food and non-alcoholic beverages for the duration of the training program.
More partners are being added regularly so be sure to check back for new offers.

Additionally, every runner will receive:
  • Coached interval/speed workouts every Tuesday with coaches.
  • Long runs every Saturday with coaches, mentors and pacers.
  • Options for a third weekly fun run on Wednesdays or Thursdays.
  • Detailed maps and turn by turn directions for long runs.
  • Aid stations with water and other nutrition items as long runs grow longer.
  • Special clinics and education sessions on all aspects of training to keep you safe, healthy and on track as you strive towards your goal. Training methodologies, nutrition, injury rehab, injury prevention, yoga, Good Form Running, & more!
  • Weekly newsletter to keep you on track and up to date
  • Access to our Facebook Training Forum which always has excellent running discussion and encouragement.
  • Opportunities to win great products, test run great shoes and discounts on select products through the program.
  • Access to our extensive network of providers to get you to the finish line healthy and ready to do your best including Nutrition Check Up, NovaCare and East Suburban Sports Medicine.
  • Post race party to celebrate all your hard work and accomplishments.
  • And much more!!!

  • REGULAR REGISTRATION: $100 (Begins December 1st)
  • PLEASE NOTE: Program shirts are now limited and not guaranteed for late registration.

Running with a group through the cold of winter can be just the motivation you might need to achieve your dreams so don't wait.   Register today and begin your journey with us.  

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Program Sponsors
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