Before Craig Leon competes for a podium finish at the 2017 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, he will correspond with students from Chartiers Valley Intermediate School (Chartiers Valley School District) and The Open Door, a youth outreach center in Pittsburgh’s West End. The students, who are participating in the award-winning Kids of STEEL program, are training for the Toyota Pittsburgh Kids Marathon on Sat., May 6.
P3R is pleased to announce that Kids of STEEL is joining the 2017 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Charity Program. Funds raised through the charity program will provide Kids of STEEL/Project R.U.N. sites with support including on-site coaching, food tastings, running shoes, and free registrations and transportation to the Toyota Pittsburgh Kids Marathon.
P3R has announced the 2016 Kids of STEEL Physical Education Grants recipients. This year the following Kids of STEEL sites will be awarded a $1,000 grant: Ingomar Elementary (North Allegheny), Pleasant Valley Elementary (Peters Township), Providence Heights Alpha School, South Fayette Intermediate (South Fayette) and Tenth Street Elementary (Riverview). The schools will be recognized at the Toyota Pittsburgh Kids Marathon on Saturday, April 30.
Students at Waynesburg Central Elementary, who are training for the upcoming Toyota Pittsburgh Kids Marathon, have the opportunity to correspond with and be inspired by professional runners as part of the Kids of STEEL program. Professional runner Serena Burla, 2011 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon winner Yihunlish Bekele and Team USA Minnesota member Rob Molke will be the featured athletes participating in the Kids of STEEL Pen Pal Program.
P3R’s Kids of STEEL program was named 2015 Youth Program of the Year during the 2016 Running USA Industry Conference in Los Angeles, Feb. 10-12. As part of the award, P3R will receive a $10,000 youth program grant.
Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) was one of two Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations selected for the 2015-2016 Champions for Healthy Kids Grant presented by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. The $20,000 grant will support P3R’s Project R.U.N. (Reaching Underserved Neighborhoods), an initiative to bring the Kids of STEEL program to underserved neighborhoods in Allegheny County.
P3R has announced the 2015 Kids of STEEL Physical Education Grants recipients. This year the following Kids of STEEL schools will be awarded a $1,000 grant: Pittsburgh Langley K-8 (Pittsburgh Public Schools), Marshall Elementary (North Allegheny), Washington Elementary (Mt. Lebanon), Slippery Rock Elementary (Slippery Rock) and New Brighton Elementary (New Brighton). The schools will be recognized at the Toyota of Pittsburgh Kids Marathon on Saturday, May 2.
Local, emerging artist Baron Batch has been selected as the official 2015 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon poster artist. Known for the gritty, stylistic blend of Pop Art and Expressionism he calls “Pop-X,” Batch will commemorate the runner experience with his piece. His art will also benefit Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc.’s Kids of STEEL program, which takes kids through a 4-month training period to instill lifelong healthy habits.