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Health and Fitness Events in Pittsburgh- September 2015

Health and Fitness Events in Pittsburgh- September 2015 | UPMC Health Plan

Alright Pittsburgh, it’s been an amazing summer, but whose ready for a fabulous fall? This month there are plenty of opportunities to get active and involved in Pittsburgh, and here are just a few!


September 12: UPMC Urgent Care Montour Trail Half Marathon & 5K: If you enjoy the Montour Trail, which is part of the Rails-to-Trails program then this race is for you! The run takes place on a smooth, crushed limestone surface and is very flat and fast making it perfect for a personal best.

September 12: Healthy Living Expo: Where else can you find all things health and wellness related than a healthy living expo? The “What’s On Your Plate?” Healthy Foods & Wellness Expo is a opportunity to enjoy delicious healthy (and local) food samples, watch live cooking demonstrations, and check out stellar health, wellness and fitness exhibitors and activities! Did we mention that its’ also FREE?

September 13th: Yoga in the Square: Our friends at Fittsburgh and lululemon partner to hold free community yoga classes Sunday mornings from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. from May 31 – September 27 in Market Square. Bring a mat and stick around for other healthy opportunities afterwards.

September 14: Moonlight Mondays with Bend Yoga: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to do yoga ontop of the city? Well wait no longer because Bend Yoga is doing just that on the rooftop of Hotel Monaco on Monday nights (when it’s warm and there are no rain drops) for an all level Vinyasa Flow class outside under the stars and the bistro lights. Each week the class will be led by one of the Bend Yoga teachers with the final class on Monday September 28th.

September 16th: Wake up Paddleboard: Offered through venture Outdoors, Wednesday Wake Up Paddles are a great way to start your day. This series of hour-long, moderately-paced paddles allow participants to enjoy the sunrise over the city every week May through October. Each paddle is dependent upon river and weather conditions so keep an eye on that before heading over to join in!

September 17th: Market Square Farmers Market: Do you work or live near downtown? If so, then you must join in on the Market Square Farmers market! Now in its 11th season, it’s a great opportunity to grab fresh fruits and vegetables while supporting local farmers.

September 17th: Tot Hikes: Join the Children’s museum of Pittsburgh for Tot Hikes, Thursdays through October. Children ages 5 and younger can take a walk around the Museum grounds and into the Outdoor Classroom to explore the natural world from a tot level. Exploration opportunities include a vegetable garden, hunt bugs, sing songs and enjoy nature stories. Weather permitting.

September 19: Pineapple Classic 5K: The Pineapple Classic 5k obstacle course race is a fun and challenging Hawaiian-themed event held at Hartwood Acres. Participants will be crawling, climbing, bouncing and bending to raise funds for blood cancer research and patient services. And get this, the fun part is that each team is responsible for carrying one pineapple through the course without letting it touch the ground. Do you think you can take on the challenge?

September 19th: The Color Run: This colorful 5K is sure to be a blast and takes place right in Downtown Pittsburgh on the North Shore. Run through colorful stations and end with a color bomb party at the finish-line. The run benefits Rett syndrome.

September 19-20th: The Mighty Moraine Man Triathlon Festival: Calling all triathletes for an opportunity to participate in a Sprint, Olympic, or Half Iron distance triathlon. You can event sign up for an event called Mighty Crazy which is the Olympic and Half Iron distance events. The races take place at Moraine State Park and benefits Lupus research.

September 20th: NOCC Pittsburgh Chapter’s 15th Annual Run/ Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer: This 15th year running walk/ run event benefits The Pittsburgh Chapter of the NOCC which is a source for women battling ovarian cancer. The event is at North Park in Allison Park and has activities for the entire family to get involved! Come out and support this great cause.