P3R and Steel City Road Runners Aim to Give Back to Popular Trails with Friends of the Riverfront Trail Run Fundraiser

Written by Kelsey Emch on July 10, 2017

Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12, the fundraiser will celebrate the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and its benefit to the running community

PITTSBURGH – P3R and the Steel City Road Runners aim to give back to the trails popular among runners by a hosting a new fundraiser – The Friends of the Riverfront Trail Run. Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12, the event, which is sponsored by First National Bank and UPMC Health Plan, will feature a 15K, 10K, 5K and a 2-mile walk.

“Inspiring the community to walk and run our gorgeous riverfront trails is the best way for Friends of the Riverfront to show off our successes in stewardship,” said Stacey Vernallis, Chair of the Friends of the Riverfront Board. “Thank you to our wonderful sponsors First National Bank, UPMC Health Plan, P3R and Steel City Runners who are helping us host a trail day to remember!”
The suggested donation for the Friends of the Riverfront Trail Run is $10 for an individual and $25 for family of four. Events will start and finish at the P3R headquarters, located at 810 River Avenue, Pittsburgh.

Friends of the Riverfront Trail Run Schedule

  • 6:45 a.m. – Welcome Remarks and Opening
  • 7:00 a.m. – 15K, 10K, 5K and 2-mile walk (Wave 1)
  • 7:30 a.m. – 10K, 5K and 2-mile walk (Wave 2)

Since its inception in 1991, Friends of the Riverfront has been a pioneering organization working to protect and restore the Pittsburgh region’s rivers and riverfronts after decades of legacy pollution. The Three Rivers Heritage Trail now encompasses over 25 miles of urban riverfront trails along both banks of the mighty Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers. Proceeds from this event will help with trail maintenance and expansion.

For more information or to register, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Pittsburgh/FORTrailRun.

About P3R
Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) 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 participants 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. See more at: www.pittsburghmarathon.com/about-us

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About Friends of the Riverfront
Friends of the Riverfront (FOR) is responsible for the development and stewardship of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, an urban rail-trail for 24 miles along the riverfronts of Allegheny County, and its continued expansion along the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio River corridors. Since 1991 FOR has been working to protect and restore the region’s priceless riverfronts. FOR Is a pioneering nonprofit organization that has been involved in creating nearly all of the trails along Pittsburgh’s rivers. Through intense collaboration with community partners, government officials, philanthropic supporters and diverse volunteer base, FOR works to transform Pittsburgh’s riverfronts from industrial wastelands to international examples of environmental renewal. For more information, visit: friendsoftheriverfront.org

FACEBOOK: Friends of the Riverfront TWITTER: @FriendsRvrFront INSTAGRAM: FriendsoftheRiverfront
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