Participants have the chance to win more than $25,000 in prizes in “Game On Pittsburgh” fun.
Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) announced that The North Face has been named the official apparel sponsor of the 2nd EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. As part of the partnership, each participant of the event will receive a long-sleeve The North Face tech tee.
The event scheduled for Sunday, November 9 expects to have more than 6,000 participants and will offer a $15,500 prize purse.
Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R), the organizers of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and other world-class running events, will continue its commitment to supporting American athletes by sponsoring Team USA Minnesota.
The support of the post-collegiate distance training center is the newest initiative of P3R’s American Development Program. Launched in 2014, the Program is designed to increase exposure and racing opportunities for emerging American professional runners. The sponsorship will assist Team USA Minnesota in covering the costs of coaching, stipends and travel expenses for team members.
The EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler returns on Sunday, November 9 with a guaranteed prize purse of $15,500, including new American-only bonuses totaling $5000 as part of the inaugural American Development Program. Each race champion of this second annual fall event will take home $2500, while the top four U.S. men and women finishers will be eligible for additional bonus money.
The 2014 GNC Live Well Liberty Mile returns to downtown Pittsburgh on Friday evening, August 1 with two-time defending champion Heather Kampf of Team USA Minnesota. Featuring a new American Development Program Pro Mile at the third edition of the race, professionals will compete for $20,000 in guaranteed prize money with each race champion taking home with $4,000.
The 6th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend on May 3-4 continued the event’s stellar year-over-year growth; one of the most remarkable in U.S. road race history. Below are highlights from race weekend.
At the 6th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday morning, Clara Santucci of Dilliner, PA and Gebo Burka of Ethiopia won race titles in convincing fashion, clocking 2 hours, 32, minutes, 25 seconds and 2:16:30 respectively. In the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon Kenyan Sophy Jepchirchir shattered the event record with her 1:11:37, while Ethiopian Hebtamu Assefa won a close race in 1:02:45. Under calm, overcast conditions with a light drizzle early, an event record 23,458 marathoners and half-marathoners and 1,250 FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay teams raced through downtown Pittsburgh and 13 neighborhoods.
Under cool, overcast conditions on Saturday morning, the UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K, Toyota of Pittsburgh Kids Marathon and Purina Pro Plan Pittsburgh Pet Walk opened the 6th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon race weekend with an electric atmosphere and more than 7,200 participants as well as family and friends.
Defending champion Julius Kogo of Kenya and 2011 women’s winner Malika Camacho Mejdoub of Morocco lead a deep elite field for the 6th UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, slated for Sunday, May 4, 2014. The sold-out Half Marathon offers the largest prize purse in the race’s history with an overall prize purse of $34,500 in addition to $14,500 available to Americans as part of Pittsburgh’s inaugural American Development Program.
In its 6th year back, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is continuing to embrace the latest in technology to connect with participants. Race organizers are launching a new Social Center during race weekend that will utilize social media networks and tools to improve the experience for the race’s 30,000 participants, 4,000 volunteers and 100,000 spectators.
Two-time Marathon champion James Kirwa and Pennsylvanian Clara Santucci lead a strong elite field for the 6th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, set for Sunday, May 4, 2014. Runners will compete for an overall Marathon record prize purse of $47,000 plus an additional $26,000 available to Americans as part of Pittsburgh’s inaugural American Development Program.