More than 35,000 runners will compete in the 8th edition, April 29-May 1
PITTSBURGH – P3R announced today that registration for the 8th edition of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon has officially sold out. This year’s race weekend, scheduled for April 29-May 1, will feature more than 35,000 runners from 49 states and more than 20 countries.
“With more than 35,000 runners, 4,000 volunteers and 150,000 spectators, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is more than just a race event – but a community-wide celebration of health and fitness,” said Patrice Matamoros, P3R CEO and race director. “Our team at P3R carefully plans every detail of every event to ensure everyone from the dedicated athletes tackling 26.2 miles to the pint-sized participants of the Sheetz Pittsburgh Toddler Trot has an incredible experience that keeps them coming back for more year after year.”
At this year’s event, P3R is rolling out the red carpet to runners from across the country to help celebrate Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial Celebration. P3R has selected runners from across the United States to present their state as part of the Runner of Steel Delegate program. During race weekend, these VIP runners will have the opportunity to explore Pittsburgh and discover what makes Pittsburgh extraordinary and visionary.
Attracting thousands of out-of-town visitors each year, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon generated an estimated $10.2 million in direct spending and room demand of 8,450 room nights in 2015. The race also inspires community engagement with 13 neighborhood festivals on race day and more than 2,800 runners participating in the Run for a Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America, which is expected to raise more than $2 million this year.
For more information about the 2016 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events, visit thePittsburghMarathon.com.
Please note: Media accreditation is required for admission to all DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events. News media who wish to apply for media accreditation for the 2016 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon will need to email your request to Kelsey Jackson at Kelsey.Jackson@P3R.org.
Race Weekend Kick-off Press Conference: The race weekend kick-off press conference is scheduled for Friday, April 29 at 10:00 a.m. in the concourse outside of Hall B at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Race Weekend Schedule: Click here to view the 2016 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend schedule.
About the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
The 2016 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is not just a race - it’s a journey. The race is your game - however you decide to play it. As a competitor. A fundraiser. An enthusiast. A veteran. A team player. It’s whatever you want it to be. It’s whatever you make it. It’s your game… Run it. Play it. Own it. Love it. #GameOnPGH!
Organized by the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R), the 8th edition will be held April 30-May 1, 2016. For more information, go to: thePittsburghMarathon.com
P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting the love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DSG Pittsburgh Marathon, we also run a variety of other high-quality races, events and health & fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy and active! Learn more at: www.P3R.org