All right, Pittsburgh. The heat is on — literally! As we head into what can be the one of the hottest months in our city, consider joining some of the many great local races and fitness events. July is going to be awesome in Pittsburgh! See for yourself!
July 7, 2016 (and every Thursday): Market Square Farmers Market: Each Thursday, join 7,000–10,000 office workers, residents, and visitors to Market Square to enjoy local produce, gourmet treats, and the many diverse restaurants and shops surrounding the Square. This season they are bringing the region’s cream of the crop to the heart of the city. More than 25 vendors will be showcased weekly along with free concerts at noon.
July 10, 2016 (and every Sunday): Yoga in the Square: Brought to you by FittPGH and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Yoga in the Square offers complimentary one-hour yoga practices led by some of the city’s best yoga instructors in Market Square in the heart of Downtown.
July 12, 2016 (and every Tuesday): KidsPlay: Enliven and enrich your child’s summer with KidsPlay at Market Square. This summer, children and their families/caregivers can enjoy fun and educational programs and activities, complete with crafts, stories, and special guests.
July 12, 2016: Happy Hour Bike Ride: Join PUMP, Venture Outdoors, and Healthy Ride for an hour-long ride along the South Side trail, followed by the @PUMP_PSL happy hour at Local Bar + Kitchen. The registration fee covers the bike ride, a helmet, and happy hour activities! Bike rentals are available from Healthy Ride; please request a bike ahead of time.
July 16, 2016: Confident City Cycling: Biking in the city is fun, plain and simple. And with millions of dollars being invested in creating a more bike-friendly Pittsburgh, now is the perfect time to start. Confident City Cycling is intended for riders who are comfortable riding a bike alone — on trails or quiet streets — and would like to learn the simple skills necessary to become comfortable urban cyclists.
July 16, 2016: Color Run: Pittsburgh is about to get really colorful this July as the Color Run takes over the city! The Color Run, the world’s first COLOR 5K™ event, is promoting healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5K on the Planet.”
July 17, 2016: Presque Isle Half Marathon: Are you looking for a fast, flat half marathon this summer? The look no further than the 37th annual Presque Isle Half Marathon. This single loop of Presque Isle State Park is a picturesque course that’s sure to help runners set a personal best!
July 23, 2016: Saturday Bike and Lunch: Tour the City’s riverfront trails on this easy 15-mile pedal with a midway stop for lunch! Take in the sights of summer while learning how to connect the downtown bike trails. Bike rentals are not available for this outing.
July 23, 2016: 2016 One WHIRL Yoga Fest in Pittsburgh: Sunrise to sunset, experience a day of yoga and fitness classes, vendor visits, and good vibes at Point State Park.
July 23, 2016: South Park Kids Triathlon: The Kids Triathlon is a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh and is sure to be the perfect activity for the kids this summer. Athletes of all abilities are encouraged to participate.
July 24, 2016: Turn up the Heat: Fit Sprint Pittsburgh: Get ready to have a blast with Jordan Rose in this high-energy, total body workout that combines a perfect mix of zumba dancing and strength training! The free, 60-minute class is sure to get your heart rate going with a smile on your face!
July 30, 2016: Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail Quest: You will traverse state parks, forests, game lands, and other public and private lands during these hikes. This is the last hike of the Quest series. At 13.1 miles, it is the longest hike of the bunch and will offer fantastic views after a sustained uphill walk at the beginning.
July 30, 2016: Night Nation Run: The Night Nation Run is the world’s first running music festival — a 5K musical voyage filled with live music, lights, lasers, and a celebration for the lover of electronic dance music. Run, walk, skip or dance your way through this electrifying adventure with music carrying you every step.