How did you spend your Sunday morning?
If you weren’t downtown, we feel bad. We spent the morning with more than 100 of our closest friends, running through the open streets of downtown Pittsburgh.
That’s right. Thanks to BikePGH, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, the streets of downtown were closed to traffic and open to the public – and the public was ready to run.
Fittsburgh’s Run the Open Streets event kicked off at Market Square with a warm-up led by Jhon Philipp of MÜV Integrated Physical Culture. The runners then took to the streets for a three mile adventure through downtown Pittsburgh guided by Amanda Shannon-Verrengia, Lululemon Ambassador and founder of Run Intended.
Following the run, Mayor Bill Peduto welcomed runners and yogis in Market Square and announced plans for the monthly recurrence of the downtown open streets! Then we hit the mats for Yoga in the Square, presented by Lululemon Shadyside and lead by instructor Krystal Fitzpatrick.
If you slept in, you missed out. But don’t worry – we’ll be hosting more events in the future. In the meantime, scroll down to check out the photos from yesterday’s event and sign up via email to stay in the loop on all the Fittsburgh awesomeness!
Co-founder Anthony welcomes the runners. ( and apparently signs autographs?)
The runners start to circle up for some fun!
Jhon Philipps from MUV leads the crowd in a warm up session.
I jumped in to help get the runners moving.
The group working on some run form with Jhon
Lead by Amanda Shannon-Verrengia of run intended, the runners take off for a 3 miler through the city.
After the run, Mayor Bill Peduto gives a pre-yoga welcome
The yoga class lead Krystal Fitzpatrick kicks off
What a great turn out!
Thanks to everyone who came down for this great event!
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