by Nicole Barley | Photographs by Cayla Zahoran
More than 500 supporters of Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon gathered at LeMont Restaurant on Mt. Washington to celebrate the runners, organizers, and sponsors of the big event, including UPMC Health Plan, FedEx Ground, Toyota, Aasics, UPMC Sports Medicine, and Sheetz. The cocktail reception marked the fifth consecutive year of the marathon’s run in the city and featured speeches by Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ryan Clark, coach Mike Tomlin, and president of the Pittsburgh Marathon’s Board of Directors, Skip Grinberg. “This event is a way of recognizing the people, companies, and charities that have been very supportive of the marathon over the years,” says Grinberg. “It’s a very nice way to kick off marathon weekend and show our appreciation for what these groups do for us.” The festivities also featured a fantastic fireworks display, donated by Pyrotecnico — and what better place to take it all in than Mt. Washington?
This event is featured in the July 2013 issue of WHIRL Magazine.
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