GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

posted on July 21, 2017

Running marathons can seem like an impossible feat, but for some, running a 5K can also be terrifying. The long distances can sometimes prevent you from signing up for a race. But, if you’re ready to dip your toes in the water and sign up for a race, the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile is the perfect option.

This one-mile course occurs in the heart of the Cultural District. The race starts on Penn Avenue between Fifth and Sixth Street and finishes near Triangle Park.


This race is designed as an activity to do with friends and family – even the young runners in training!


If you are still feeling nervous, even after training hard, the Steel City Road Runners are hosting Liberty Mile Time Trials. This way you can assure yourself you’re ready to go when the big day comes.


If you still don’t feel comfortable, you can sign-up as a volunteer, or swing by to watch 2016 defending champions Heather Kampf and Ben Blankenship.


After all races are complete, awards will be given based on chip time per age categories. Starting with 13-years-old and under through 80-years-old and over.


The event takes place July 28 and the schedule is:

  • 7:00 PM – One for Fun presented by Fleet Feet; Pup Trot presented by Humane Animal Rescue
  • 7:25 PM – Kids of STEEL
  • 7:50 PM – Masters presented by UPMC Health Plan
  • 8:00 PM – Unstoppable presented by Fleet Feet Sports
  • 8:10 PM – Pro Women presented by GNC Live Well
  • 8:20 PM – Pro Men presented by GNC Live Well


Don’t forget to stick around after to enjoy free beer and celebrate your accomplishments. All you have to do is show your race bib tear off at the participating restaurants. These include Harris Grill Downtown and BRGR Downtown.


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