City of Play http://wesa.fm en 2nd Annual City Spree is Adding More Fun and Places to Play in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/2nd-annual-city-spree-adding-more-fun-and-places-play-pittsburgh <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The second annual <a href="http://cityspreerace.com/?cmp=23-13&amp;SREF=FBEvent">City Spree</a> takes place this Sunday. Markers are set all over the city so that participants may run in whatever direction they choose for as long as they want. The race is sponsored by&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Growth, Technology, Energy and Community Health (</span><a href="http://gtechstrategies.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">GTECH</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">).</span></p><p>Adam Nelson, Director <a href="http://www.cityofplay.org">City of Play</a> and Sarah Innamorato, communications specialist for GTECH&nbsp;were the event organizers this year.</p><p>Nelson described City Spree as a&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">race that starts with all </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">of the participants in the middle of the race course.</span></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:26:09 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 29982 at http://wesa.fm 2nd Annual City Spree is Adding More Fun and Places to Play in Pittsburgh Grownups Get to Play Saturday in Downtown Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/grownups-get-play-saturday-downtown-pittsburgh <p>A few hundred Pittsburghers are expected to gather downtown this weekend to make some new friends, get a little sweaty and play some of the best new games invented this year.&nbsp;</p><p>It's all part of the Best Games Festival put on by City of Play.</p><p>“You don’t have to be a hyper-athlete to show up to what we do,” said City of Play Director Adam Nelson.&nbsp; “That’s one of the foundations of the organization and the festival.”</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 15694 at http://wesa.fm Recreational Opportunities Abound in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/recreational-opportunities-abound-pittsburgh <p class="p1">San Francisco-based researchers, <a href="http://www.nerdwallet.com/">NerdWallet</a> recently released a study that puts Pittsburgh in the top ten of best cities for recreational activity in the nation.</p><p class="p1">According to NerdWallet senior analyst Divya Raghavan, Pittsburgh’s high standing is due to a number of recreational opportunities.</p><p class="p1">Raghavan specifically notes Pittsburgh’s Parks and Recreation Department, which she says “values providing options for its residents.” Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:46:33 +0000 Reid Carter 15365 at http://wesa.fm Recreational Opportunities Abound in Pittsburgh City Spree: Adults Running Amuck in the Steel City http://wesa.fm/post/city-spree-adults-running-amuck-steel-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>The <a href="http://www.cityofplay.org/cityspree/"><strong>City Spree</strong></a> is a citywide race with no course and no boundaries. Find your own path, explore, and <a href="http://www.cityofplay.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/City-Spree-Example-Map2.png"><strong>check in</strong></a>, the further you are from the starting point the better. The unique event encourages Pittsburghers to race beyond their comfort zone and explore new neighborhoods. Remember the carefree days of youth and playing outdoors with kids in your neighborhood? Now you have an excuse to run amuck again. Thu, 16 May 2013 00:27:42 +0000 Heather McClain 9645 at http://wesa.fm City Spree: Adults Running Amuck in the Steel City