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Run for a Reason Charity Program Presented by Bank of America Surpasses $10 Million Mark

P3R announced today that the Run for a Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America surpassed the $10 million fundraising mark since its inception in 2009. Each year the program inspires runners to run for a greater good while raising funds for a cause close to their hearts. This year alone charity runners participating in the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon event are expected to raise more than $1.5 million for 110 local and national charities.

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P3R Announces 2017 Kids of STEEL Physical Education Grant Recipients

P3R has announced the 2017 Kids of STEEL Physical Education Grants recipients. This year the following Kids of STEEL sites will be awarded a $1,000 grant: Bradford Woods Elementary (North Allegheny), Cecil Intermediate School (Canon-McMillan), Curtisville Primary Center (Deer Lakes), Jefferson Elementary (West Jefferson Hills) and St. Bernard School (Diocese of Pittsburgh). The schools will be recognized at the Toyota Pittsburgh Kids Marathon on Saturday, May 6.

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Marathoner Craig Leon Writes to Inspire Local Pittsburgh Students

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.

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UPMC Health Plan Extends Partnership to all P3R events through 2019

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.

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P3R Announces Pittsburgh Marathon Hall of Fame Class of 2017

P3R and the Pittsburgh Marathon Hall of Fame Committee have announced the 9th class of inductees into the Pittsburgh Marathon Hall of Fame. The 2017 inductees include Sam Bair, Terry McCluskey, Dr. Ron Roth and Alice Thurau. The 2017 induction ceremony will occur during the 2017 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events.

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New Course Announced for 2017 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon

This year DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon runners will experience a new and improved course. The new route, which changed due to construction, will showcase a scenic tour of The City of Champions. On Sunday, May 7, runners will cross all three of Pittsburgh’s rivers, travel through 14 neighborhoods and pass by several of Pittsburgh landmarks including PNC Park, Heinz Field and The National Aviary.

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