Next Level Virtual Race Experience
The Pittsburgh Marathon raised the bar on virtual racing with their online Pittsburgh Race Experience for 2021. The website launched a week before race day. It's the best virtual race setup I've seen.
The 2021 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Virtual Experience Presented by Brooks Running launched the Monday before race weekend (April 26). The interactive website has everything participants need before, during and after their race — all in one place.
Shareable Pittsburgh Marathon Social Templates
It was easy to download or screenshot the templates, add your own info, and then post on Instagram with the official race hashtag: #MOVEPittsburgh.
Runners could engage with each other during race week and throughout the weekend!
My IG Story on Race Day:
I had fun putting together an Instagram story about my half marathon using the templates. I added extra gifs in Instagram that you can't see here.
Race SWAG Delivered to Your Door
Thanks to the hashtag #MOVEPittsburgh, I got a sneak peek of my runner swag when local Pittsburgh runners posted online. I could hardly wait for my race box to arrive here in Florida. It did not disappoint!
My box arrived the day before my half marathon. Perfect! Receiving my box of awesome inspired me to get out the door the next day! Inside the swag box was:
Finish Line Fun and Medal Monday
If you want to see how much fun this year's virtual runners had at the Pittsburgh Marathon events, just search #MOVEPittsburgh on Instagram. People were moving and crushing goals!
Let's Run in Person Next Year!
Thanks to everyone at P3R and the Pittsburgh Marathon. You did a FANTASTIC job making this year's virtual race fun and interactive.
The 2021 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Virtual Experience Presented by Brooks Running website is the best. You guys thought of everything!
I can't wait to be back in the 'burgh and racing in person next year. Until then, I'll be running around Florida in my new SWAG.
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August 26, 2023