After taking a right-hand turn onto Carson Street, you keep going straight down Carson for about 3 miles. I love this section because you are along the Monongahela River for a lot of the way.
The claustrophobic inside of me panicked slightly making my way out of the finishers' chute into Point State Park. There were spectators looking for their runners and runners trying to find other runners, so it bottle-necked here a bit. After you made your way through, the park was quite spacious.
Inside the park area there were a few vendors, food trucks, and music so runners and their family and friends could enjoy some time relaxing after the race. There were lots of celebrations and mini-naps alike happening here this morning. All were very much earned.
Before heading back to the hotel, I went down to The Point to snap a few pictures of my newly earned bling. This is seriously one of the best places for post race pictures because of the fountain, bridges, and Heinz Field that can all serve as excellent backdrops for your pictures.
My 4th Pittsburgh 1/2 Marathon and Steel Challenge (5K on Saturday and 1/2 Marathon on Sunday) are in the books and it was definitely everything that I wanted it to be and more.
Happy 10th running, Pittsburgh Marathon! It was another fabulous year. Now, is it too soon for me to start planning for 2019?