Pittsburgh Running Tours Explores The Best Of Pittsburgh Through Guided Group Runs

By: Kayla Keddal |

It isn’t hard to smile and jog at the same time. A happy crew of runners breathes in the city skyline as they follow their tour guide Trista Yerks, owner of Pittsburgh Running Tours.

Do you know the true functional purpose of that sculpture atop the Carnegie Science Center? Have you ever stood under the belly of a 24-foot dinosaur? Do you know where Mr. Rogers has been hiding?

Pittsburgh Running Tours are intended to be engaging and enjoyable, providing people an opportunity to learn more about the rich history of Pittsburgh and the endless list of activities & things do to in this great city. Many participants stop for impromptu photo shoots at famous landmarks and backdrops. There are even runners who have taken on the challenge of completing every tour route. Parents and children, couples, friends, athletes, students, and out-of-towners all come together to enjoy some exercise, good company and our lovely city.



The running tours are not races; there is no clock and no bib. Your guide will not leave anyone behind, and runners travel at a comfortable pace. The tour is a workout for sure, but far from intimidating, especially when there is support from the running group and the people of Pittsburgh. “It is a very friendly city,” says Trista. “People wave, honk and cheer me on when I’m running.”

Beyond public tours, Pittsburgh Running Tours also offers customized routes for private groups. Are you looking for a unique and exciting event for your company? Pittsburgh is a diverse city with a rich history, so why not share that while building corporate morale. Pittsburgh Running Tours is your go-to source to provide the very best event for your next team-building activity. Each program can be customized based on size and budget. Programs are also set for specific locations to include the sites you want to see along the tour. Try something different that will leave a lasting impression on your colleagues.

Beyond corporate groups, private and customized tours are good for bachelor and bachelorette parties, families, and more. Looking for something to do with your group? Consider a customized running tour with Pittsburgh Running Tours.

General Program Inclusions

Length: 3 – 6 Miles
Duration: 1 – 2 Hours
Pace: Casual
Locations: Downtown, North Shore, South Side (Flats or Slopes), Strip District, North Side, Mexican War Streets, Oakland, Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, Homestead (Waterfront), or your neighborhood!

Pittsburgh Running Tours are most certainly a great option for anyone looking to be an active Pittsburgher.

Interested in learning more about Pittsburgh Running Tours? Visit on the web at pittsburghrunningtours.com. Or, call at (412) 256-8640 or email trista@pittsburghrunningtours.com.