On September 17th, locals came out in mass for Pittsburgh’s favorite one-mile timed street race – the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile.  This was 5th year the event has returned to the Steel City and is organized by Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R).  The event featured five waves of runners, from the recreational level to the elite level, with competitors and participants’ alike racing from Penn Avenue between Fifth and Sixth Avenue in the heart of the Cultural District and finishing on Liberty Avenue near Triangle Park.  Billed as a race for everyone, the popular one-Mile run through the heart of the city was open to all ages AND even our four legged friends thanks to Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center (ARL) who sponsored the 2nd annual Pup Trot Mile.

“The GNC Live Well Liberty Mile is a unique 1 Mile road race that is short, fast and fun for the whole family,” said Patrice Matamoros, P3R CEO and race director. “For another year, even furry friends could enjoy the event.  After participants raced down Liberty Avenue as fast as they could, they were able to stick around to watch the country’s top athletes, including Olympians and national champions, race to the finish with sub 4-minute miles.”

The Pup Trot kicked off at 8:30 a.m. and was open to dogs and owners of all ages.  Children 13 and under were required to have an adult run with them.  Participants enjoyed post-race food and entertainment.

“Thank you to all who joined ARL to leave our mark on this year’s event,” said ARL Director of Marketing, Ann Yeager.  “Please also consider joining us for our 17th Annual Paw Prints Gala on Saturday, October 15th  for a fun evening of live music, scrumptious cuisine, several kinds of auctions, cocktails, and much more.”

For additional information on Paw Prints or to purchase tickets, click here.