More than 40,000 runners, ages 2 to 87, participated in the 2017 weekend of events; Run for a Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America raises $1.4 million-plus
PITTSBURGH - At the 9th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, tens of thousands of runners crossed the finish line, making the May 6 - 7, 2017 weekend of events the most successful to-date. More than 40,000 runners signed up for the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay, UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run, Toyota Pittsburgh Kids Marathon, Sheetz Pittsburgh Toddler Trot and the Rachael Ray Nutrish Pittsburgh Pet Walk.
“We are proud and thrilled that these runners of steel had the best experience possible in the City of Champions,” said Patrice Matamoros, P3R CEO and race director of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. “Also a big thank you to our sponsors, our volunteers, the city, the spectators and especially the runners for showing the power of this community event and reinforcing Pittsburgh’s position as the 7th best U.S. running city!”
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In 2018 and 2019, Pittsburgh will host the USATF Half Marathon Championships, which will run concurrently with the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events, bringing the best runners in the country to the City of Champions.
More than $100,000 in prize money was awarded to elite athletes running the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon. P3R’s American Development Program (ADP) also offered $40,500 to the top five U.S. runners, provided time standards were reached.
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For more information, including 2018 registration, go to: ThePittsburghMarathon.com
About the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R)
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: P3R.org