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Runners to Receive Pittsburgh Marathon Training Advice at Half Marathon Kickoff Run

WHAT: The UPMC Center for Sports Medicine will continue its tradition of offering pre-race preparation courses by holding the first of multiple Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon seminars. The event is scheduled before and after the Half Marathon Kick-off Training Run hosted by the local running club, Steel City Road Runners.
WHY: Free informational session with medical, training and equipment experts. Runners/attendees are encouraged to register at
  • Vonda Wright, M.D., director of the Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes at UPMC, will provide training on dynamic warm-ups.
  • UPMC Sports Medicine Specialists will conduct roaming fitness sessions including foam rolling, stretching, resistance bands, plyometrics and nutrition.
WHEN: 7 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6
WHERE: UPMC Rooney Sports Complex; 3200 S. Water Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.
Note to Media: Pre-arrangements must be made to cover this event by contacting Rick Pietzak at 412-523-6922 or

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