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Pittsburgh Marathon

This weekend guests staying at Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel have the opportunity to have a front row seat to the Pittsburgh Marathon.  Thousands of runners will be passing by Shadyside Inn on Sunday, May 1st.

This will mean a few things for our guests, since the hotel is on the route.  First, our main parking lot will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.  Secondly, there will be other road closures and detours throughout Shadyside and Pittsburgh. Check out this map (Our main building is right by #14 medical tent, but keep in mind if you are staying in another building, you will be affected by the cities detours and road closures ). Guests who have to leave prior to noon on Sunday, May 1st should park in our overflow parking lot on the back of their parking permit by Saturday night.

The race’s start gun fires at 7 a.m., with any luck you’ll see the lead marathoners  shortly after 8 a.m. The bulk of participants will likely be coming after 9 a.m.  As for the preparations of the route: volunteers show up as early as 5:30 a.m., so there will be people milling around along the race route very early that morning.  People from all over the world come to run the Pittsburgh Marathon, we hope you embrace this wonderful Pittsburgh event.  Feel free to head down to Walnut St. this weekend and grab some sign making material to make signs to cheer them on their Marathon Mission!

If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to give our front desk a call (412-441-4444).

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