The expo where you pick up your packet is so overwhelming and amazing. I left with bags of goodies and coupons that I'm still using almost a year later. I highly suggest going and staying or going both days. I did the Steel City Challenge, so I ran the 5k on Saturday and the Half on Sunday. Both races were well run. The aid stations had water, energy gels, and another hydration drink. Volunteers were also handing out popsicles sticks covered in Vaseline for.. well the inevitable. The course took you through a lot of Pittsburgh and over some of our beautiful, but challenging bridges. I highly suggest training on hills and inclines, since Western PA isn't forgiving. After crossing the finish line there's a huge finish line celebration (on both days too), filled with food, photo opportunities, and some slight shopping at The Point State Park. I'm running the marathon in 2019 and can't wait to do so!