Runners’ mural to showcase Homewood during marathon

Long after the bands, cheerleaders and crowds disperse from neighborhood celebrations during the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, Homewood will have made a more lasting tribute.

A work of public art, made in part from trash that will be collected before the marathon, will be created during the May 4 race — between mile 17 and 18 — in a city-owned lot at North Lang and Frankstown avenues. It will be a mural collage depicting three runners symbolically.

Officials from the marathon, Operation Better Block and GTECH Strategies will hold a news conference on the site at 11 a.m. today to discuss their plans.