Urban Fold

The Highs and Lows of The Pittsburgh Marathon

The Pittsburgh Marathon was canceled for five years due to budget constraints, but a recent study shows that the 2009 race generated over $22 million in spending.

The Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon generated $21.6 million in spending and another $900,000 in state, city and county tax revenues, a tidy sum that means its back to stay.

"We knew we had impact, but knowing exactly what it was is really beneficial in terms of showing its value to the city of Pittsburgh," says race director Patrice Matamoros. "We're already well on our way to planning the 2010 race with more than 1,700 registered participants, which is way up from where we were last year at this time."

Some 10,600 runners hit the streets last May; more than 5,500 arrived from outside of Allegheny County. The marathon attracted more than 45,000 racers and participants to the Golden Triangle and another 50,000 lined the streets to cheer. The 3-day weekend contributed $2.4 million to restaurants and bars another 21.7% of the runners stayed in local hotels, pumping $275,000 into local hotel revenues.

Thanks to Franny Ritchie

Full Story: Pittsburgh Marathon pumped $22M into local economy, study says




This report has more holes than a slice of swiss cheese and it smells even worse.

Build Your Own Paper Block City

Urban Fold is an all-inclusive kit that allows anyone to build the city of their dreams with a few simple folds.
building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
Woman wearing city map tote bag

City Shoulder Totes - New Cities Added!

Durable CityFabric© shoulder tote bags available from 9 different cities.
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!