Modified Return to Practice Start, 9/2020

NOTE: For the most recent meetup details, please see the weekly Hounds Meetup email sent to our mailing list. To subscribe to the mailing list, send a short request to any Club Officer.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hounds' standard Tuesday evening practices are on hold.

However, based on member feedback and the best practices for our current environment, we have developed a modified version of practice meetups that will start the week of September 14th.

These meet ups will not be our standard full group practice on Tuesday evenings at the Schenley oval. Instead there will be five practice events throughout each week, at different locations, with limited attendance numbers. This will allow us to utilize less trafficked areas and ensure group sizes of 10 people or less.

Links to sign up for each meetup will be sent to the Pharaoh Hounds mailing list each week. You must RSVP through those links before attending any meetup event. Please contact a Hounds officer to sign up for the mailing list


  • Tuesday morning 5:50am, Schenley Park (meet at oval bathrooms)

    • Meetup sponsor Laura Harnish

  • Tuesday morning 7:15am, Schenley Park (meet at oval bathrooms)

    • Meetup sponsor Kenny Goodfellow

  • Wednesday evening, 5:45 pm, Hazelwood Green (meet at intersection of Hazelwood Ave and Irvine Street; use the restaurant on Google - Jozsa Corner for reference)

    • Meetup sponsor - Andrew Hoogs

  • Thursday morning, 7am, Highland Park (main entrance, Bunkerhill and Highland intersection, gardens),

    • Meetup sponsor Lauren Samar

  • Thursday evening, 6:00pm, North Side, Pittsburgh Oliver High School Track, 2323 Brighton Road, 15212 (park on Island Ave)

    • Meetup sponsor Jack Bennett

If you are interested in attending one of these modified practices, please note the following guidelines:

  • These are optional practices/runs/gatherings

  • We are following city, county, state, and CDC guidelines.

  • These are subject to change.

  • If you're feeling sick, DO NOT COME.

  • If you have been in contact with anyone that could have been exposed, DO NOT COME.

  • If you have traveled recently to hot spot areas, DO NOT COME.

  • Bring a buff/cloth mask to be worn during pre and post run discussion.

  • Do not share any water bottles, etc.

  • You must RSVP in advance in order to attend a meetup

  • We ask you only attend one meetup per week. The meet up you attend each week can change.

  • Suggestion: bring mini hand sanitizer and write down people you have run with on date for contact tracing as needed.

We will be sending out an email each Sunday with any updates and new RSVP links for that upcoming week.

Thank you all for your understanding over these last six months. We hope this modified version of the Hounds can bring a bit of normalcy to everyone’s routine and running in a positive manner.