Latest reviews by Andrew Wirfel

(2019)
"Nothing to WINE about here! AWESOME!"
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Great and well organized event that gives you everything from effortless transportation to the start line to tons of fuel, hydration and support on the course with just an overall great event from start to finish.

We stayed at the Radisson downtown and everything is just walking distance away and couldn’t be any easier to get around town, from beginning to end.

I will consider this race again for both half and full distances in the near and distant future.

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(2019)
"YES! It is Friday, under the lights... Let it rip!"
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What a fun and great event in the middle of downtown Pittsburgh at night on a Friday… so much fun!

The timing and event itself is a full on production and is a great event that I would recommend this to anyone, as they have groupings for every level and type of runner.

The only thing that is a bit of a bummer is the out and back type course with two turns to make it a some sort of out and back course, so not ideal for a straight road mile to just go out and rip it.

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(2019)
"Great Race for the Great Cause. You feel the LOVE!"
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The route is through its very similar trail path along the North Shore, starting at the loading docks area by Heinz Field.

Only drawback is the potential heat/humidity being later in the morning and in June.

It is a great race and a great community surrounding its beneficiary foundation, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), strive for Pittsburgh to be a community that supports equal rights and equal love.

The organization on packet pickup being VERY limited for a set amount of hours at one location makes it tough to grab ahead of race day and then race day was a bit of a mess with just one line for everything, but that was the only drawback or downside to it all.

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(2019)
"Great Community & Event - ROLLING through the city and bridges"
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The city really comes out for this event, through the various neighborhoods and meet up points for the relay exchanges.

The course is definitely one that would eat you up if not ready for some of the hills and elevation changes on the bridges, but the course it setup for you to have some fun and get introduces to some great Pittbsurghers while looking forward to a great May race.

Wether has been pretty good for the half, nice crisp and cool (little wet/rainy too).

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(2019)
"Home Run & A Warm and Muggy Day"
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Any baseball fan and a runner, or wanting to do a couch to 5k... this is your event! You come in from right field, right onto the field and it is a pretty cool feeling coming out of that tunnel.

Nice way to kick off some rust, get the legs and speed going and work out some race jitters ahead of the Pittsburgh Marathon that is the following month.

The course changed in 2018 due to construction and wasn't not the best for someone going after a PB, as their is a tight turn back up a hill towards the player's entrance of the stadium by the Maz statue... outside of that, the event, staff and atmosphere was amazing.

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