P3R Announces Key Leadership Changes

Written by Erin Carlin on July 1, 2019

Troy Schooley assumes the role of CEO and promotes several staff members after a year of significant achievements

PITTSBURGH (July 1, 2019) – P3R, the engine behind Pittsburgh’s greatest races like the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events, is pleased to announce the appointment of Troy Schooley as the new Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. The long-time P3R Senior Vice President of Sales and Partnerships succeeds P3R company founder and CEO / Race Director Patrice Matamoros.

“The transition from Patrice

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P3R Celebrates Global Running Day in Pittsburgh

Written by Erin Carlin on June 4, 2019

Organization behind Pittsburgh’s greatest races unveils new, revitalized brand identity and offers discounted registrations for upcoming races

PITTSBURGH (June 4, 2019) – P3R, the engine behind Pittsburgh’s greatest races like the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events, is thrilled to introduce a new, revitalized brand identity. This move is a step forward for the organization that strives to Keep Pittsburgh Running and connected through health and fitness education and activities for all ages and abilities.

Keep Pittsburgh Running is a

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Runners get exclusive access to PIT’s runways at the 2019 FlyBy 5K and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk presented by CNX Resources

Written by Erin Carlin on May 22, 2019

Registration is open for the family-friendly event at Pittsburgh International Airport, scheduled for Sept. 21

PITTSBURGH (May 22, 2019) – Registration is now open for the 2019 FlyBy 5K and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk presented by CNX Resources. This family-friendly event, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, grants participants special access to run or walk the runway at Pittsburgh International Airport. The fourth annual race is run by P3R (Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc.) in partnership with the Allegheny County Airport Authority and

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Pittsburgh Area Middle Schoolers Running More than Ever Thanks to Kids of Steel

Written by Kelsey Emch on April 25, 2019

Record number of kids and families participating in this year’s UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run

PITTSBURGH (April 25, 2019) – More middle schoolers than ever before are participating in the award-winning Kids of Steel. The free training program from P3R (Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc.) motivates children and their families to get active, and for the past two years, the program has inspired a record number of middle school-aged kids to run their first 5K race during the

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Local High School Track & Field Invitational Benefits from P3R Sponsorship

Written by Kelsey Emch on April 23, 2019

P3R is title sponsor of South Fayette Lions Track & Field Invitational on April 27; more than 33 area schools expected to participate

PITTSBURGH (April 23, 2019) – From toddlers to teenagers, P3R (Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc.) is committed to inspiring the next generation to love running. This weekend the nonprofit organization will serve as the title sponsor of the South Fayette Lions Track & Field Invitational. The 13th annual event will bring together 2,000 high school athletes from 33

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35 Pittsburgh Schools Receive Record $22,000 in Kids of Steel Grants to Inspire the Next Generation to Love Running

Written by Erin Carlin on April 17, 2019

Kids of Steel grants from P3R help kids MOVE to the start line of the 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events

PITTSBURGH (April 17, 2019) – P3R (Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc.) has awarded a  record $22,000 in grants to 35 schools and organizations participating in the Kids of Steel program. This year, kids from 135 schools and nonprofit organizations in 12 counties in Pennsylvania are participating in the free youth program that motivates kids and families to

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P3R’s Largest Races Honored for Sustainability Practices

Written by Erin Carlin on February 28, 2019

Zero Waste Achievement Awards recognize the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler

PITTSBURGH (February 28, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) presented two “Zero Waste Achievement Awards” to Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) in recognition of their commitment to minimizing the amount of solid waste sent to area landfills during their two largest races in 2018.

The 2018 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events achieved a 94 percent waste diversion rate. Approximately 37,673 pounds

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Kids of Steel Receives Impact Award from 100 Women Who Care

Written by Erin Carlin on February 22, 2019

PITTSBURGH (February 20, 2019) – Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) announced today that Kids of Steel received the 15th Impact Award from 100 Women Who Care Pittsburgh. The $6,600 donation will support the award-winning training program that motivates kids and families to get moving and make healthier food choices.

“We are honored that Kids of Steel was selected for the Impact Award from 100 Women Who Care,” said P3R CEO Patrice Matamoros. “Our team is passionate about working with families

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Run Wild Along the Great Allegheny Passage During the 2019 GAP Relay

Written by Erin Carlin on February 14, 2019

PITTSBURGH (February 14, 2019) – If you are a runner who has wanted to experience the Great Allegheny Passage from beginning to end on foot, the GAP Relay presented by UPMC Health Plan is the race for you! Gather running buddies, friends, family or coworkers to form a team and register today for the ultimate relay challenge — on foot.

The 2019 GAP Relay challenges relay teams of eight, six or four runners to tackle 24 legs of varying distances

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P3R Launches First-ever Premium Runner Subscription Box

Written by Erin Carlin on February 13, 2019

PITTSBURGH (February 13, 2019) – Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R), one of the nation’s premier endurance event organizers, recently launched the Ready.Set.MOVE. quarterly subscription box for runners and endurance athletes. This subscription box is the first of its kind in the endurance events industry, created for those passionate about moving toward their fitness goals.

“When runners open their Ready. Set. MOVE. box, they will be amazed with the quality and value of the items and gear they receive,” said Troy

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