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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Pittsburgh Marathon relay sold out Monday, meaning all three May 6 events are at maximum registration.

Race director Patrice Matamoros said Monday that the numbers will end up shifting because of the usual 15 to 18 percent attrition, but right now there are approximately 13,000 registered for the 13.1-mile half-marathon, 6,000 registered for the full 26.2-mile marathon, and 900 teams registered for the relay.

Teams can have anywhere from two to five runners, and Matamoros said that 80 to 85 percent of the teams have five.

"And we sold out in five months, which is the fastest in the history of the marathon," Matamoros said. "It's been great, and we're really thrilled."

Last year's race sold out in seven months.

Runners still interested in registering may do so by joining one of the race's 2012 Run for a Reason charity programs. A full list of charities is available at .

"It's the only way you can get into anything," Matamoros said.

There are also 30 schools and 1,300 children signed up for the kids' race, and approximately 650 signed up for the 5K, which will max out at 2,000. Both those races will be held May 5.

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