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Area runners headed to Pittsburgh
April 29, 2009 - Erik Brown
After a six year hiatus, the Pittsburgh Marathon returns this Sunday, May 3rd. It will be the 20th running of the race, which began in 1985.
The 2001 Pittsburgh Marathon holds a special place on my running resume as the only road race I ever finished ahead of my lovely and gracious. One of her illio bands flared up and she was forced to walk/jog the last 6 miles. I caught her with just over a mile to go, stopped long enough to make sure she didn’t need an ambulance, then triumphantly slogged my way to the finish line a minute or two ahead of her!
Truth be told, I could have beaten Deanna in a 10K in Centre Hall, PA many years ago, but we were only engaged then and I was still on my best behavior. In fact, I even allowed my future father-in-law to beat me that day. My sportsmanship knows no limits.
If you know of someone running in Pittsburgh this weekend, and they aren’t listed below, please take a moment to add their name via the comments box at the bottom.
Our area will be well represented in Pittsburgh this Sunday as follows:
Dane Delozier (his first marathon)
A group that trained together formed by Hollidaysburg YMCA Wellness Director / Race Guru Tina Kunstbeck consisting of:
Nittany Valley Running Club members in the Pittsburgh Marathon include:
Pittsburgh will also host a half-marathon this year. Runners from our area in the half include:
My son Mark also responded to my e-mail asking for names of entrants. He claims to have been entered in both the Boston and Pittsburgh Marathons but will be a last minute scratch from both. Rock on Mawk!
5K Dog and People Race!!!
This Saturday, May 2nd, join Pets Come First, in conjunction with the PSPCA Centre Hall Branch, for a fun-filled day for you and your pet. Registration begins at 7:30 AM near the Grange Fair Grounds Gate 2 in Centre Hall. The main event will be a 5K running race for you and your dog at 9:00 AM. Racers without dogs are also welcome. For older and smaller dogs, a 1.5 mile walk and fun run will be held starting at 10:00 AM. A rescue fair featuring rescues and animal resources will be held from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
When: Saturday, May 2nd
Where: Grange Fair Grounds, Centre Hall, PA
What: 5K Dog and People Race – 9:00 AM
Also: 1.5 Mile Dog Jog / Walk – 10:00 AM
Registration: Same day beginning at 7:30 AM
Humble apologies to Tara Murray for my delay in getting this item posted.
Best wishes to all! Run Fast!!