About

Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race

The Pittsburgh Triathlon was created by Friends of the Riverfront in 1998 as a fundraising event that showcases recreational use of the rivers and trails. The Pittsburgh Triathlon, which is produced by P3R, includes the USA Triathlon-sanctioned bike/run/swim event as well as the Adventure Race, a bike/run/paddle in either a kayak or canoe. A Triathlon Sprint—half the distances of full-length international triathlon competition—also is available to participants. The swim portion of the Triathlon is held in the Allegheny River, assuming conditions of the Friends of the Riverfront River Contact policy are met. The Pittsburgh Triathlon has achieved Green Certification by Athletes for a Fit Planet each year since 2010. To register or for more information on the Pittsburgh Triathlon, visit: PittsburghTriathlon.org.
FACEBOOK: Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race TWITTER @PghTriathlon

About P3R

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) is a non-profit organization which promotes the love of long-distance running and enhances community involvement in fitness activities through high quality events open to a wide variety of ages and ability levels. Our events will consistently serve the needs of our participants and our sponsors; will engage and reward our volunteers; will enhance the economic well-being of the Pittsburgh region; will partner with public and private entities to create the best possible event experience and partner with appropriate charitable organizations to give back to the community. See more at: http://www.pittsburghmarathon.com/about-us
FACEBOOK: DSGPM TWITTER: @PghMarathon INSTAGRAM: PghMarathon
HASHTAGS: #PghMarathon #GameOnPGH

About Friends of the Riverfront

Friends of the Riverfront (FOR) is responsible for the development and stewardship of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, an urban rail-trail for 24 miles along the riverfronts of Allegheny County, and its continued expansion along the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio River corridors. Since 1991 FOR has been working to protect and restore the region’s priceless riverfronts. FOR Is a pioneering nonprofit organization that has been involved in creating nearly all of the trails along Pittsburgh’s rivers. Through intense collaboration with community partners, government officials, philanthropic supporters and diverse volunteer base, FOR works to transform Pittsburgh’s riverfronts from industrial wastelands to international examples of environmental renewal. For more information, visit: friendsoftheriverfront.org
FACEBOOK: Friends of the Riverfront TWITTER: @FriendsRvrFront INSTAGRAM: FriendsoftheRiverfront


33 thoughts on “About

    Mikey H said:
    June 29, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Is there an idea of when the course will be posted?

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      tridevsite responded:
      June 29, 2016 at 2:36 am

      Hi Mikey H – We’ve been working tirelessly on getting the courses updated, approved and posted but we’ve hit a few snags. Unexpected construction on the trail and another event on the same day has us redrafting certain parts of the course. Our goal is to have the courses posted by next week.

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    Carly said:
    June 29, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Are there hotels that are offering deals for race participants? Or do you have any suggestion on where to stay based on the location of the race?

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      tridevsite responded:
      June 29, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      We have a room block at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown – 600 Commonwealth Place| Pittsburgh, PA 15222. It is also the closest hotel to Point State Park where the event will be held.
      To make a reservation, call reservations at 412.391.4600 and ask for IN HOUSE RESERVATIONS or if you get transferred to central, they can pull up the room block under that name. If they have any problems, have them email mimorgan@wyndham.com

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    Tricia said:
    July 5, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    This will be my first tri. What is the time limit to finish the sprint tri?

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      tridevsite responded:
      July 6, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Hi Tricia – at this time the main time constraint will be the bike course. The bike course will close at 10AM. Based on that, the swim and bike will need to be completed by 10AM and the event starts at 7AM. The 5K run is on the trail so there is not a specific time that it will close.

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    David Piper said:
    July 15, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    I’m coming from out of state. Are there any bike shops, etc. that I can rent a bike for the race?

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      tridevsite responded:
      July 25, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      Check out our FAQs page. All this information can be found on it.

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    Tim Bittle said:
    July 18, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    What are the times for check-in, packet pick up? Friday evening & Saturday morning?

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      tridevsite responded:
      July 25, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      Packet pick-up will be located at Point State Park
      Friday, August 12 – Noon – 8:00 PM
      Saturday, August 13 – 5:00 AM – 6:30 AM and Noon – 4:00 PM
      Sunday, August 14 – 5:30 AM – 6:30 AM

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    Jeffrey S. said:
    July 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Will there be details forthcoming on: bicycle and equipment drop-off, suggested parking, and is there advanced packet pickup?

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      tridevsite responded:
      July 20, 2016 at 1:31 am

      Athletes can drop off their bikes and position them in the transition zone on the morning of the race. Parking is available downtown at any of the parking lots and garages. We will provide links to ParkPGH and other parking options to help you determine the best lot to park – more information will be posted soon. At this time, there is no advanced packet pick-up.

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        JP said:
        July 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm

        So…when/how do participants receive their race packets?

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        tridevsite responded:
        July 20, 2016 at 12:18 pm

        Participants will pick up their race packets at the Pittsburgh Triathlon Expo located at Point State Park on Friday August 12, Saturday August 13 and Sunday, August 14. Times are currently being finalized and we’ll post them on the website.

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        tridevsite responded:
        August 9, 2016 at 4:38 pm

        JP – Here’s all the information about Packet Pick Up – Good luck at the race! https://pittsburghtriathlon.org/packet-pickup/

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        JP said:
        July 20, 2016 at 1:06 pm

        Thank you! 🙂

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    sbattis2k4 said:
    July 19, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Hello,
    I was wondering if some additional detail on times for race weekend will be posted soon? Looking for information about packet pickup, and rules and times regarding the transition area.

    Thanks!

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      tridevsite responded:
      July 25, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Packet pick-up is located at Point State Park and is available at the following times:
      Friday, August 12 – Noon – 8:00 PM
      Saturday, August 13 – 5:00 AM – 6:30 AM and Noon – 4:00 PM
      Sunday, August 14 – 5:30 AM – 6:30 AM

      Transition area times:
      Saturday, August 13 – 5:00 AM – 6:20 AM
      Sunday, August 14 – 5:30 AM – 6:40 AM

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    JP said:
    July 20, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    BTW, there is a Steelers game on Friday evening, August 12th, at 7pm.

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      tridevsite responded:
      July 25, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Yes, there is a Steelers game that evening. It could be a fun evening – pick up race packet and go to pre-season Steelers game 🙂

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    Tim said:
    July 20, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Will the time be before the race starts on Saturday the 13th?

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    David said:
    July 21, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Can I rent a bike for the Olympic race? Any suggestions?

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      tridevsite responded:
      July 25, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      Hi David, I answered the question above – hope this helps.

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    David Piper said:
    July 21, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Is there a bike shop that could rent a bike for the day of the olympic race?

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      tridevsite responded:
      July 25, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      We’ve updated our FAQs page which has a listing of the following options for bike rentals. I’m unsure if our bike sponsors will be renting bikes but it’s worth a phone call. Where can I rent a bicycle?
      Please inquire with our bike sponsors:
      Big Bang Bikes, 347 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122 , 412.462.4600
      Pro Bike and Run – Squirrel Hill (412) 586-5497 | Monroeville (412) 229-8473 | South Hills (412) 851-1109 | Robinson Township 412-490-0881
      Golden Triangle Bike Rental, 600 First Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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    Katrina said:
    July 28, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Will there be a place nearby to temporarily park cars in order to drop off kayaks and bikes? Or will we have to park elsewhere and take multiple trips to transfer both?

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      tridevsite responded:
      August 9, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      We do have a temporary drop zone for athletes to drop their Kayaks. You can drop your kayak off on Friday evening from 6-8 PM at Point State Park or on Saturday morning. Click here and scroll down to Kayak tips and it has all the info – Good luck! https://pittsburghtriathlon.org/adventure-race/

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    Diane A Simmons said:
    July 30, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I just called Pro Bike and Run – Monroeville (412) 229-8473 – they do NOT rent bikes.

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      tridevsite responded:
      August 9, 2016 at 12:24 pm
        Here’s another option but I’m not sure what types of bikes they rent – Golden Triangle Bikes – 600 First Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 600-0675. They open at 8:30 AM.

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    Mike Lehman said:
    August 8, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Are there tshirts or zips that reflect the ‘row, bike, run’ aspect of the Adventure Race, as opposed to the ‘swim, bike, run’ shirts posted on the website? Hoping this option is available for those participating in the Adventure Race, or that the available shirts reflect both types of races. Thanks.

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      tridevsite responded:
      August 9, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      The medals for the adventure racers will have the symbol for the paddle on it. Unfortunately all the shirts were created with the traditional triathlon – swim, bike, run symbols. It’s definitely something that we are looking to add next year.

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    Gina Anthony said:
    December 29, 2016 at 3:02 am

    I looked all over the site and read the FAQs, I do not see if there are finisher medals for all in the Adventure Race.

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      tridevsite responded:
      December 29, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Yes, there are finisher medals for all in the Adventure Race.

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