WHAT: Medical team available to discuss their final preparations and provide media tour of medical tent.
WHY: Media will have an opportunity to videotape and interview the medical experts regarding their preparations to provide care for runners and spectators during the Pittsburgh Marathon weekend races. The medical team brings together 350-plus health care professionals and volunteers from UPMC, city and county agencies and other organizations. Video from a previous race is available here: Inside the Finish Line Medical Tent-2014.
- Ron Roth, M.D., chief of the UPMC division of EMS and longtime Pittsburgh Marathon medical director
- Aaron Mares, M.D., UPMC sports medicine physician and Pittsburgh Marathon assistant medical director
WHEN: 2 to 3p.m., Saturday, April 30
WHERE: 2016 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Medical Tent, Blvd. of the Allies and Stanwix Street parking lot.
Note to Media: To cover this event, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Rick Pietzak at 412-523-6922 or PietzakR@upmc.edu.