Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
UPMC Health Plan named official health insurance provider of P3R events
PITTSBURGH - P3R, Pittsburgh’s premier race organization, has announced a partnership extension with Pittsburgh-based UPMC Health Plan. The three year deal names UPMC Health Plan as the official health insurance provider of P3R’s year-round calendar of events, including the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler, GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race and FlyBy 5K.
“UPMC Health Plan believes in promoting an active, healthy lifestyle and encourages everyone to lace up their running shoes and get fit,” said Dr. Will Shrank, Chief Medical Officer for the UPMC Insurance Services Division. “P3R has created a range of events throughout the year that appeal to all fitness levels, from elite runners to first time racers. That’s why we’re so pleased to be the official health insurance provider for all P3R events.”
Since 2011, UPMC Health Plan has been the title sponsor of the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, which is one of the 20 largest half-marathons in the country. The event, which is part of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events, attracts more than 14,000 participants each year.
“UPMC Health Plan has been a fantastic partner, and we're excited to work together to enhance community access to health & fitness education and activities,” said Troy Schooley, Senior Vice President, Partnerships and Sales at P3R. “Their year-round support allows us to offer participants the best possible experience during our calendar of events.”
Organized by P3R, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is a world class event with more than 38,000 runners. The race ignites the spirit of Pittsburgh, spanning 13 neighborhoods, boasting 9 festivals and featuring music-by-the-mile. Registration is now open for the 9th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events, May 5-7, 2017. To learn more or to register, visit: ThePittsburghMarathon.com
About the UPMC Insurance Services Division
The UPMC Insurance Services Division is owned by UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) a world-renowned health care provider and insurer based in Pittsburgh, Pa. As a provider-led organization that is part of an integrated health care delivery system, the UPMC Insurance Services Division is committed to providing its members better health, more financial security and the peace of mind they deserve. The UPMC Insurance Services Division partners with UPMC and community network providers to produce a combination of knowledge and expertise that provides the highest quality care at the most affordable price. The UPMC Insurance Services Division – which includes UPMC Health Plan, UPMC WorkPartners, LifeSolutions, UPMC for Life, UPMC for You, UPMC for Kids, and Community Care Behavioral Health — offers a full range of group health insurance, Medicare, Special Needs, CHIP, Medical Assistance, behavioral health, employee assistance and workers' compensation products and services to more than 2.9 million members. For more information, visit www.upmchealthplan.com.
About the 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! Read more at: P3R.org