Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017
FedEx Ground Returns as the Title Sponsor of the FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay And Sponsor of the FedEx Ground Gear Check at All P3R Events
PITTSBURGH—P3R, Pittsburgh’s premier race organization, is pleased to announce a sponsorship extension with Pittsburgh-based FedEx Ground. The three-year deal renews FedEx Ground’s title sponsorship of the FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay, as well as their sponsorship of the FedEx Ground Gear Check and FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Corporate Challenge at all of P3R’s year-round calendar of events.
Since 2009, FedEx Ground has been the title sponsor of the FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay. The event, which is part of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events, attracts more than 1200 teams of 2 to 5 people each year.
“The support we’ve received from FedEx Ground has been tremendous,” said Troy Schooley, P3R’s Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Sales. “Not only are they a terrific asset because of their presence and commitment to Pittsburgh, but also we share a passion for keeping the community active and healthy.”
As sponsor of the FedEx Ground Gear Check, FedEx Ground helps transport thousands of runner bags from the start line to the finish line at the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler.
FedEx Ground also has one of the largest employee participation rates in the FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Corporate Challenge.
More than 400 FedEx Ground employees will be running in the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events, May 6-7.
About FedEx Ground
FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), is a leader in cost-effective package ground shipping, offering dependable service to businesses and residential customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. FedEx Ground is faster to more locations than its primary competitor and includes residential services such as Home Delivery and SmartPost for the delivery of packages from businesses to residential customers through a partnership with the U.S. Postal Service®. Through more than 90,000 employees, 580 distribution hubs and local pickup-and-delivery stations, and 56,000 motorized vehicles operated by 6,230 locally-owned small businesses, FedEx Ground transports nearly 8 million packages daily. The company reported annual revenue of $16.6 billion in fiscal year 2016.
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: www.P3R.org