Celebrating Homewood and the Pittsburgh Marathon

Last Thursday marked the kick off to the series of events in Homewood that celebrate the community and the Pittsburgh Marathon! Over 100 community members attended the Fuel Up community dinner. They enjoyed delicious food, fun games, and live music, making the event a great success!


Residents and volunteers enjoying the Fuel Up Photo Booth!


The room was filled with residents for the Fuel Up Dinner!

We are now looking forward to the Redd Up community clean up event taking place this Saturday (April 23rd) from 8:00am to noon. There are tons of activities happening during this cleaning event, so if you are interested please RSVP HERE! 

Volunteers will be meeting at 8:00am at the YMCA Basketball Court (7140 Bennett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15208) to register and collect their safety gear. Everyone will then disperse into the community for the clean up! This is a great way to serve your neighborhood and be part of a big effort in Homewood. Activities include vacant lot cleanups, landscaping, beautification, and neighborhood-wide trash pick up. Gloves, bags, and tools will be provided for cleanup activities as well as light refreshments for volunteers who RSVP.

Not available this Saturday? The momentum continues to celebrate Homewood all the way up to the Marathon! Join us Sunday, May 1st from 6:30am to 1:30pm for the third and final event of the series, called Get up for Homewood! Volunteers will meet at 6:30am at the Homewood House (7130 Frankstown Ave.) to collect materials for the day.  Join in with your neighbors to cheer on the runners and represent Homewood during the Pittsburgh Marathon. Homewood lies around mile 18 of the 26-mile race, and was voted “Favorite Neighborhood on the Course” by runners in 2015! Lets keep that title going and make this year even better! You can RSVP HERE  to participate in the award-winning water station, help build outdoor furniture, construct planters from reclaimed materials, and decorate amenities that will be used on future Homewood green spaces.

To check out GTECHs past projects associated with the Marathon, check out our archive HERE!

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