Race Heats


2019 Schedule - Tentative

*Be at the start line, 30 minutes prior to your heat start in case we need to adjust anything. Weather updates and special race announcements will be made in Market Square and at the start and finish line areas.

Bring friends, battle for bragging rights and experience our dynamic city the best way we know how - on foot! After you finish your run, stick around and watch some of the fastest pros in the world compete in the Pro Women’s and Men’s heats. 

Race Heat Descriptions

One for Fun, presented by Fleet Feet Pittsburgh

If you are running the mile for the first time or are a recreational runner, this is the mile where you can have fun and enjoy the run! This fun and easy downhill course in Pittsburgh should be a breeze. Children 13 and under must have an adult run with them. Parents must register and pay to run with their child. Anyone not meeting the maximum time of 20 minutes will be disqualified and asked to move to the sidewalk.


Kids of Steel, presented by PNC

This heat is perfect for kids 13 years old or younger. Any Kids of STEEL program participants can use their fun run experience at the Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh Kids Marathon to track improvement with a timed mile. Parents must register in the adult Kids of STEEL Mile and pay to run with their child. Anyone not meeting the maximum time of 20 minutes will be asked to move to the sidewalk.


Pup Trot, presented by Humane Animal Rescue

Love taking your pup out for a run? Then this is the heat for you! This trot is open to dogs and their owners of all ages. Children 13 and under must have an adult run with them. Parents/guardians must register and pay to run with their child and dog. Anyone not meeting the maximum time of 20 minutes will be disqualified and asked to move to the sidewalk.


Corporate Challenge, presented by FedEx

Get moving with your co-workers, and experience running through the streets of Downtown Pittsburgh on a Summer Friday night!  For some in your office, this 1-mile run will be their first ever. For others, it will be a chance to accomplish a new goal. No matter the motivation, the Corporate Challenge heat will allow you and your colleagues to accomplish a goal together.  Plus, if your company is enrolled in the 2019 FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Corporate Challenge, participation in this heat will get you one step closer to earning your 2019 Corporate Challenge medal.  


Masters, presented by UPMC Health Plan 

This heat is for competitive milers, age 40 and over, who can run an 8-minute mile or under. Age group awards will be given in the following: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & over. Anyone who exceeds the 8-minute time limit will be disqualified and asked to move to the sidewalk. Proof of qualifying time is required.


Unstoppable, presented by Brooks Running

Do you think you are fast? Prove it with our Competitive Mile for ages 14-39! This heat is for milers who can run an 6-minute mile or under. Age group awards will be given in the following: 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, and 35-39. Anyone who exceeds the 8-minute time limit will be disqualified and asked to move to the sidewalk. Proof of qualifying time is required.


Pro Mile, presented by Fleet Feet Pittsburgh

This heat is by invitation only. If you are a male who can run under 4 minutes or a female who can run 4:40 min/mile or under, please contact elite@libertymile.org.