Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016
Record $92,500 in prize money awarded to 73 Americans at P3R events
PITTSBURGH - At P3R’s signature events this year, a record number of 73 American runners competed and earned a record $92,500 in prize money as a result of its American Development Program (ADP). Dedicated to offering a competitive prize purse, providing unique community engagement opportunities and committing to a clean sport, the program, in its third year, has made Pittsburgh a destination for top Americans who have represented the U.S. on the global stage as well as those with dreams of making a World Championship or Olympic team.
“Since launching the American Development Program in 2014, P3R has tripled the number of American professional runners who compete in Pittsburgh,” said Patrice Matamoros, P3R CEO. “The program has had tangible impact for the athletes and our events.”
Highlights of the 2016 American Development Program include:
“The Liberty Mile is always one of my favorite races of the season, particularly thanks to the incredible fans and running community that has embraced me as ‘one of their own,’” Kampf said. “Those fans are what make me ‘want it more’ and find that extra gear when I need it at the end. This year was particularly special to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Liberty Mile with a win!”
In addition to the financial support, the American Development Program also inspires the next generation runners by connecting professional athletes with students participating in P3R’s award-winning Kids of STEEL program.
Highlights of P3R’s community engagement in 2016:
P3R is committed to a drug-free, clean sport and completed more than 20 drug tests in 2016.
For more information about the American Development Program, visit: www.thepittsburghmarathon.com/American-development-program
About the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R)
P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting the love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DSG Pittsburgh Marathon, we also run a variety of other high-quality races, events and health & fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy and active! Learn more at: www.P3R.org