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.
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.
Online registration for the 2017 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events will open on Wednesday, August 3 at 9:00 a.m. EST. More than 35,000 runners of all ages are expected to register for the event weekend, scheduled for May 5-7, 2017.
P3R announced today that Rachael Ray™ Nutrish®, a line of super premium food and treats for dogs and cats manufactured by Western Pennsylvania based company, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, will sponsor the 2017 Pittsburgh Pet Walk, part of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events.
P3R has announced that the Run for a Reason charity program presented by Bank of America raised more than $1.6 million during the 2016 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon season. Since the Run for a Reason charity program launched in 2009, participants have raised more than $9 million for local, national and global causes.
The 8th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend on April 29-May 1 spanned multiple generations, with runners as young as two-years-old and as old as 86 crossing the finish line. This year’s event attracted a record number of participants for Saturday’s races, including the UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run, Toyota Pittsburgh Kids Marathon and Sheetz Pittsburgh Toddler Trot. This year’s race also celebrated Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial Celebration and showcased the city to runners from 49 states and 20 countries.
After a brief period of rain, cloudy and cool temperatures prevailed at the 8th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday morning as Kenya’s Kipkoech Ruto took the Men’s title in 2 hours, 17 minutes, 27 seconds, while Ethopia’s Hailemaryam Ayantu Dakebo won the women’s race in 2:42:47. In the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon Kenya’s Julius Kogo, the race record holder (1:02:32 in 2013) won the men’s race in 1:03:13, while Ethiopia’s Etaferahu Temesgen won the women’s in 1:13:08. 18,240 marathoners and half-marathoners plus 1,219 FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay teams ran through 13 neighborhoods experiencing more than 80 bands and cheer groups as well as thousands cheering them along to the finish in downtown Pittsburgh