"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

TRISTA YERKS, OWNER OF PITTSBURGH RUNNING TOURS, WHO MOVED TO PITTSBURGH FROM MINNEAPOLIS, DESCRIBES HERSELF AS A “PITTSBURGHER BY CHOICE.” SHE IMMEDIATELY FELL IN LOVE WITH THE CITY AND WANTED TO FIND A WAY TO SHARE HER PASSION WITH OTHERS.  AN AVID RUNNER, TRISTA KNEW OF RUNNING TOURS IN MINNEAPOLIS, BUT LEARNED THERE WAS NOTHING OF THE SORT IN PITTSBURGH, SO SHE STARTED PITTSBURGH RUNNING TOURS, AN ACTIVE WAY TO EXPLORE THE CITY FOR BOTH LOCALS AND VISITORS ALIKE.

THE CURRENT 5K TOUR LOCATIONS ARE THE NORTH SHORE, THE STRIP DISTRICT, OAKLAND, THE SOUTH SIDE, DOWNTOWN, BLOOMFIELD, THE NORTH SIDE AND LAWRENCEVILLE (UPON REQUEST).  UPCOMING TOUR DATES CAN BE FOUND HERE.  RUNNING TOURS ARE OFFERED ON SATURDAY MORNINGS YEAR ROUND, AND CUSTOM/PRIVATE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE.  

PITTSBURGH RUNNING TOURS ARE NOT RACES; THERE IS NO CLOCK AND NO BIB. EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE, REGARDLESS OF AGE OR EXPERIENCE.  TOURS ARE INTENDED TO BE ENGAGING AND ENJOYABLE.  MANY PARTICIPANTS STOP FOR IMPROMPTU PHOTO SHOOTS AT FAMOUS LANDMARKS AND BACKDROPS. THERE ARE EVEN RUNNERS WHO HAVE TAKEN ON THE CHALLENGE OF COMPLETING EVERY TOUR ROUTE. PARENTS AND CHILDREN, COUPLES, FRIENDS, ATHLETES, STUDENTS, AND OUT-OF-TOWNERS ALL COME TOGETHER TO ENJOY THE CITY, SOME EXERCISE, AND GOOD COMPANY.  PITTSBURGH RUNNING TOURS ARE MOST CERTAINLY A GREAT OPTION FOR ANYONE LOOKING TO BE AN ACTIVE PITTSBURGHER.

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