Gear Check, Corrals/10 Miler

Start Line Info

Gear Check, Corral Breakout and Instructions

Start Line Schedule

8:00 AM - Handcycle Athletes
8:05 AM - Elite/Invited Athletes
8:10 AM - Registered Athletes*
*Please note, you may hear notifications for the Handcycle and Elite athlete's start times just before the start notification for the general registered athletes. Your finish time will not start tracking until you cross the start line. 

Race Day Advisory

Be prepared for the weather conditions on race day. ​Temperatures at the start of the race will be 45 degrees, with 3 mph winds, 10% humidity and mostly sunny skies. We expect to start the race under the WHITE flag but would move into a GREEN flag mid morning as temperatures rise.
Dress in layers but don't overdress.You should feel a little chilled at the start.  A few miles into the race, you will feel as though it were 10-20 degrees warmer than it actually is and humidity levels will be decreasing and the sun will quickly place us in GREEN temperatures. Bring an old sweatshirt or long-sleeve shirt that you can wear to the start and then discard when the race begins. (We donate all discarded clothes to Goodwill!)

Gear Check

FedEx Ground Gear Check trucks drop-off and pick-up locations are:

  • Start Line/Drop-Off: The parking lot near Highmark Stadium from 6:30-8AM
  • Finish Line Gear Check Pick-Up: Liberty Ave btwn Stanwix and Fifth from 9AM-11AM

MORE INFO: Race-issued gear check bags will be available at the drop-off location. Luggage bags, oversized or overnight items, loose articles, or bags that are not race-issued will not be accepted. Do not check valuable items such as medication, jewelry, cell phones, cameras, music, electronic devices, etc. The event organizers are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Bags not picked up by noon will be moved to the race office at 810 River Avenue, Suite 120, Pittsburgh for pick up Monday through Friday until Nov. 18. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity after that time.

Corral Breakouts

Please note the breakout/assignment of Corrals is based on the estimated finish time you submitted during registration:

  • Corral A - Anyone under 8:00 min/mile
  • Corral B - 8:00 – 8:59 min/mile
  • Corral C - 8:59 – 9:59 min/mile & Relay* 
  • Corral D - 10:00 min/mile and over
*Please note, regardless of pace noted during registeration, all runners of Relay Leg 1 will start out of Corral C. 

Changing Corrals

If you would like to change Corrals, please note you can drop back to a slower corral without providing us with any advanced notification or making any changes to your race number/bib. However, if you would like to be moved to a faster or seeded corral, you must notify the people at packet pickup and show proof of pace.