Pittsburgh is a great city for running, with lots of variety. The “Steel City,” named due to its previous prominence in the steel industry, boasts city running along three rivers, many parks and trail runs, and hills, including a view of the city from the top of Mount Washington (elevation: 1123 ft). The Heritage Trail, sort of like the Charles River Trails in Boston, is downtown and takes advantage of the convergence of “three rivers”, with numerous options for good loops. There are other park runs and challenging hill runs easily accessible, especially on the “south side” of the Monogahela River. Note: running in Pittsburgh can be hilly!