Olympic Distance

Olympic Distance Course

Date: Saturday, August 13
Time: 6:30 AM
Distances: 1500m Swim, 40K Bike and 10K Run

Swim Start: Three Rivers Heritage Trail near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Swim Exit: Point State Park – Allegheny River side
Transition: Point State Park
Finish Line: Point State Park

Shuttles to the swim start will be available beginning at 5:30 AM on Commonwealth Drive near the Wyndham

Click the map below to see the Point State Park event map.

PPS Tri map

*This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

The Olympic Distance Pittsburgh Triathlon course showcases Pittsburgh’s beautiful bridges, rivers and trails and is centered around Point State Park located at the confluence of the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio rivers and is at the tip of Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle.”

The swim portion of the event takes place in the Allegheny River. The Olympic swim will start on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and exit to the transition area at Point State Park.

The bike route takes participants across the Roberto Clemente Bridge and past PNC Park to the HOV lane to the turnaround area at the Perrysville Park-n-Ride. Cyclists will ride two loops for the Olympic distance.

The run course is an out and back along the beautiful Three Rivers Heritage Trail. Athletes will run along the city-side of the trail, cross the Clemente Bridge and continue along the North Shore side of the trail

Click the map below to review each leg of the course.

olympic complette

Course Time Limits
In order to adhere to city special events permit timelines, the race requires athletes to make continual forward progress. Each leg of the race will close at these specific times:
• Swim/Kayak course will close at 8:30 AM
• Bike course will close at 10:00 AM
• Run course will close at 11:00 AM on Saturday and 10:30 AM on Sunday