When Trista asked her very talented sister-in- law, Minna Sponholz, to design the logo for Pittsburgh Running Tours, she asked her to include one of the Three Sisters Bridges. Minna designed a unique logo that incorporates not only the three bridges in that special Aztec Gold, but also Pittsburgh’s three rivers in blue. And the logo as a whole is a pair of shoelaces, since it is a running company after all.
Perhaps a reason why Trista is so good at what she does is because she embraces the spirit and energy of the Pittsburgh scene.
Pittsburgh Running Tours, established by Trista Yerks in 2013, is an active way to explore Pittsburgh for both locals and visitors alike. A self-proclaimed “Pittsburgher by choice”, Trista moved to Pittsburgh in 2012 from Minneapolis and immediately fell in love with the city. Wanting to find a way to share her passion for both running and Pittsburgh with others, she started Pittsburgh Running Tours with one route – North Shore. Since then, Pittsburgh Running Tours has flourished and currently has 14 different tours, offered year-round. Custom and private tours are available, as well as special tours offered in partnership with local breweries, yoga instructors, and other tour operators.
Pittsburgh Running Tours offers running tours in various neighborhoods around Pittsburgh. We aim to encourage both tourism and recreation, as well as knowledge of Pittsburgh’s history, through fun and engaging tours.
"I just wanted to say thank you for what you do. It is a great way for a beginner runner to be introduced to 5K's." - Liz, South Side 5k Tour
"Just want to let you know that my wife Sue and myself had a great time, I'm glad we so this online yesterday. Your definitely a professional and it was perfect to get to know Pittsburgh. Keep up the good work we had a blast." - Ralph, Downtown 5k Tour
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