P3R - Keeping Pittsburgh Running

Whether you are just starting a fitness plan or running your umpteenth marathon, we are Pittsburgh’s go-to organization for dynamic training programs, distinctive city races and community health and fitness events.

P3R (Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc.) is a non-profit organization which promotes the love of long-distance running and enhances community involvement in fitness activities through high quality events open to a wide variety of ages and ability levels.

Our events will consistently serve the needs of our runners and our sponsors; will engage and reward our volunteers; will enhance the economic well-being of the Pittsburgh region; will partner with public and private entities to create the best possible event experience; and partner with appropriate charitable organizations to give back to the community.

Click here to learn more about P3R.


Core Programming

Kids of STEEL - Instilling lifelong, healthy habits in kids.
Kids of STEEL is an exercise and nutrition program designed to motivate children to pursue quality nutrition and an active lifestyle by incorporating exercise and healthy eating habits into their daily routine. 

Steel City Road Runners (SCRR) - Cultivating a running community. 
Steel City Road Runners (SCRR) is Pittsburgh’s premier running organization, and an official Road Runners Club of America running club. SCRR is the “go-to” group for all things running in the Pittsburgh/Greater Pittsburgh area.

American Development Program - Supporting future olympians.
The American Development Program is an initiative designed to increase exposure and racing opportunities for emerging American professional runners. With initiatives to propel runners forward in their running careers to international standings and participation in world-renowned athletic events, Pittsburgh’s American Development Program is committed to supporting promising American athletes in the running industry.

Run for a Reason Program - Giving back to the community.
Giving back to the community and changing lives are important to our organization’s mission, and is the basis of our Run for a Reason Charity program. In 2014, our charity runners raised more than $1.6 million for their local causes and funds raised in Pittsburgh, stay in Pittsburgh.

Committing to sustainability practices.
P3R is committed to sustainability practices and works with community organizations to achieve green initiatives including: transforming vacant lots on the course to community gardens and/or art spaces; composting bananas and peels, cookies and cups from finish line operations and race course aid stations; and donating clothes left by runners to Goodwill. 

Hosting world-class events.
P3R is committed to providing world-class events that attract both an elite field and the recreational runner. With our flagship event receiving a 5-Star rating on MarathonGuide.com and #8 ranking in the world by Active Times the DICK’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon participants value the community-oriented atmosphere and diligence of event staff and volunteers on race day. 

Community Engagement and Participation - Neighborhoods, cheerathoners and bands.
Community participation of the residents and neighborhood groups are instrumental. Exciting bands and energetic cheerathoners are two of the many reasons that runners choose to participate in our event. 

Our Events

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 of Pittsburgh Kids Marathon
Purina ProPlan Pet Walk
GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo
EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler
GNC Live Well Liberty Mile 

Our Promises

All who engage with P3R and its events can expect:

A Personal Challenge
Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting your fitness program, P3R provides the motivation you need to take it to the next level.

An Exceptional Experience
P3R is committed to making it fun, easy, and exciting to be healthy! When you attend or sponsor a P3R race, workshop, or other event, you will enjoy a top-quality experience from start to finish.

Health & Fitness Expertise
From eating right and training well to choosing the right gear, P3R’s health & fitness experts stay on top of the latest knowledge to help you reach your performance goals.

Insider Access to an Incredible City
Runners and spectators alike can explore all that Pittsburgh has to offer through P3R’s eclectic race courses, fun race-day events, and special offers for shopping, dining, entertainment, and lodging.

Our Sponsors