4RUN2 Varsity

Welcome to the Class of 4RUN2.

4RUN2 Varsity moves teens. Get outside, find your tribe, chase down a goal.
All City. No Limits.

About 4RUN2 Varsity

We run as one. You will see that on race day. Runners from all walks of life, each with their own motivations, meet at the start line. Follow 4RUN2 Varsity for training resources to get active and opportunities to get involved in one of the largest community events in this region.

Training Resources and Workouts

Follow @4run2varsity for workouts to keep you moving, no matter what. We are committed to helping you move because we all know exercise is good for the body and the brain. #selfcare. Most workouts are equipment-free and can be scaled to the level of challenge you are seeking. Plus, when you register for a P3R event, you will receive a free training guide to get you race day ready! Tackle the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler (age 14+) in November 2020 or one of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of events in May 2021.

Training plans will be available for you for the UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run, FedEx Pittsburgh Marathon Relay, and the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon. Plus, there is an opportunity to Run for a Reason! Sign up to run for a charity, like Kids of STEEL, and get your registration fee back. New for 2021 is the first back half marathon!

Get Involved

We host 40,000 runners on race weekend, but we can’t do it without YOU! You will have a front row seat to cheer on thousands of Runners of STEEL, get a behind the scene view of event planning and execution, and will be able to share your spirit and talents on one of the biggest days in Pittsburgh. We got a role for you for sure! Plus, we can provide certification of completed hours for your school or other requirements. Volunteers 18 years of age and under require parent/guardian sign off and volunteers 15 years of age will also need an adult to serve with them. Stay tuned for more details!

Get Your Team Involved

Volunteer as a group and earn a $250 or $500 grant for your team. We swear, this will be the most fun fundraiser ever! Group volunteer opportunities are available for 2021 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend. Work a water table, staff the finish line festival, ensure kids are with the right grownups, and more! Contact 4run2varsity@p3r.org to get an invite to the application, opening January 2021.

Check Out Our Latest Blog

Our first 4RUN2 Varsity blog is ready to introduce you to the program and get excited! Check out the blog post HERE.

Check out the links below to all of our current content and guides!

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Find the UPMC Pittsburgh Half Marathon Training plan HERE
Find the UPMC Health Plan/ UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K training plan HERE!
Check out our latest 4RUN2 Varsity Blog!
Once kids start the Kids of STEEL program, they stay. Having something like 4RUN2 Varsity will help to keep them running.”
Coach Steph McFerron

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