The UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, part of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events, has been selected as the USATF Half Marathon Championships for men & women in 2018 and 2019 by USA Track & Field, the national governing body.
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, 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.
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.
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.
P3R, Pittsburgh’s premier race organization, is excited to introduce Barefoot Wine & Bubbly as the Official Wine & Bubbly Sponsor for the 2017 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events. As part of their sponsorship, Barefoot Wines & Bubbly, will offer wine tastings during race weekend as part of the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health & Fitness Expo.
P3R will celebrate a noteworthy milestone during the 2017 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon season: breaking the $10 million mark raised for charity. Each year the Pittsburgh Marathon Charity Program presented by Bank of America inspires runners to run for a greater good while raising funds for a cause close to their hearts. In 2017, charity runners are expected to raise more than $1.5 million - pushing the total raised since 2009 to well over the $10 million mark.
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.
P3R, Pittsburgh’s premier race organization, has announced a partnership extension with Toyota. The 3-year deal will name Toyota as the exclusive and official vehicle of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and will also extend the company’s title sponsorship of the Toyota Pittsburgh Kids Marathon through 2019.
P3R announced that the 2016 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh weekend of events was the greenest to-date with 92% of the event’s waste diverted from landfills, an increase of two percent from last year.