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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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Cheers to Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, the Official Wine & Bubbly of the 2017 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

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.

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DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Charity Program to Hit $10 Million Milestone in 2017

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.

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P3R’s American Development Program Reaches New Heights in 2016

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.

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Toyota Extends Partnership with P3R through 2019

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.

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