Introducing the 2022 P3Runners!
Meet the 2022 P3Runners! The P3Runners are P3R's ambassador team, made up of passionate and welcoming individuals who love and support P3R races, events, and programs. They come from all walks of life and want to share their love of a healthy lifestyle with you! Be sure to give them all a follow for inspiration, running tips, and exciting features and giveaways throughout the year!
Zohar was formerly in the military and was fairly active, but was never a long-distance runner, until 2019 when he ran his first marathon, the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. Zohar was a P3Runner in 2021 and excited to stay on!Follow Zohar on Facebook!
Nicole Linn is a self-proclaimed "below-average runner" that has inspired runners with her Instagram & Tik Tok accounts! Be sure to follow along as she joins the P3Runner team!Follow Nicole on Instagram!
Matt is a native Pittsburgher who moved to Florida for 10 years before making his way to New Jersey. He is a happy husband and proud father. He has been a P3Runner since the beginning and happy to continue MOVING with P3R!Follow Matt on Instagram!
Matthew was born and raised in Pittsburgh and has a twin sister. He moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2009 after gaining admission to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in NY, NY. Matthew is an avid reader and he also enjoys screenwriting as a hobby. Stand up comedy is his passion and he hopes to go back to working in that field! We are happy to have Matt back again!Follow Matthew on Instagram!
Adrian has been running since 2011 and fell in love with marathons after spectating the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon that same year. She has run more than 15 marathons since and even got engaged at the 2021 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler!Follow Adrian on Instagram!
Brittany ran her first marathon, virtually, in 2020 and fell in love with the distance. In 2020, she was able to experience the virtual UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon as a part of the Brooks Run Happy Team! Despite growing up in California, she is a diehard Steelers fan! When she is not running, Brittany loves to watch baseball or football, hang with her beagle pup, or check out a local brewery.Follow Brittany on Instagram!
Donny Donovan is the owner of Free Will Health and Wellness, which offers personal training, muscle activation techniques, and holistic health coaching. They are an active member of the Pittsburgh running community and excited to #RUNwithP3R this year!Follow Donny on Instagram!
Jessica is a Registered Dietitian that specializes in helping active women fuel workouts and runs. She is also a marathoner and triathlete. Jessica loves cooking, craft beer, and spending time outside!Follow Jessica on Instagram!
Cara has been an athlete her whole life - starting with slow-pitch softball at age 7 and added basketball, track, and tennis. In addition to running, Cara loves to read, travel, ski, and visit with friends and family.Follow Cara on Instagram!
Erin started running consistently in 2016 and since then has completed one 50k, seven full marathons, 13 half marathons, and many other distances. She loves running on the local trails, especially with her dogs. When not running, Erin loves spending time outdoors and with her family!Follow Erin on Instagram!
Katie was raised in Pittsburgh and came back after living in Charlotte, NC for 12 years. She is a teacher at heart and a stay at home mom to two. Katie ran the 2020 Virtual GAP Relay presented by UPMC Health Plan on a team AND again on her own!Follow Katie on Instagram!
Kevin began a journey towards becoming a healthier and happier version of himself in 2020. Running was something he always feared but more recently discovered a new passion and love for running, even completing his first marathon!Follow Kevin on Instagram!
Keirstyn was born and raised in Pittsburgh and is both a Penn State and Pitt grad. She is a legal aid attorney in Washington, PA where her focus is housing discrimination and family law. Keirstyn has been running since 2016 and is on the Board of Directors for City of Bridges Run Club, a newly formed all memeber-run run club here in Pittsburgh. When not running, she is spending time with her dog, Winnie, and fiancé, Zach.Follow Keirstyn on Instagram!
Jeanine has lived the last 19 years as an endurance athlete with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Despite her prognosis she defied the odds and became a two-sport collegiate athlete (soccer and cross country). To Jeanine, running embraces everything conquering life with a chronic illness is about, facing adversity and challenging your limits to go further than you ever thought possible.Follow Jeanine on Instagram!
Leigh owns her own business as a wedding photographer. She is an avid exerciser, and, when not running, I can be found riding her bike or working out at the gym. Leigh has a passion for traveling, not only to learn about culture, but also to experience the worlds that exist far beyond anything that I can imagine. She has hiked around the Meteora Monasteries in Kalambaka, Greece, and has also run to the top of the San Cristóbal Hill where the Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception was built, in Santiago, Chile!Follow Leigh on Instagram!
Jeff is a father of four who is very active in the Central Pennsylvania running community, though he is originally from Beaver County. He has participated in the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events every year since its rebirth in 2009. For the past four years, Jeff has organized race weekend for a large group of Harrisburg runners — they proudly wear "#HBGrunsPGH"!Follow Jeff on Instagram!
Todd is a father of three young men and has been married to his high school sweetheart (and 2020 P3Runner), Leigha, for eight years. Their family has competed in multiple races in Pittsburgh throughout the past few years. Todd and Leigha use running and exercise as a way to inspire their children to stay active and do things that they enjoy.Follow Todd on Instagram!
Christi grew up in Hopwood, PA but now lives in her favorite city, Pittsburgh. She started running over six years ago and her first big race was the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon! She has previously completed seven marathons and one ultra marathon. Her goal is to one day run Boston!Follow Christi on Instagram!
Although born in Scotland, Jacqui has now made Pittsburgh her home. She started running 20+ years ago on a treadmill at the gym for fitness and to build endurance. Over the years she built the endurance and eventually started running races in 2017 and ran her first half marathons in 2019. Outside of running, Jacqui has an appreciation for the arts, good conversation, traveling overseas, organic foods and the occasional macaron.Follow Jacqui on Instagram!
James is a father, of a beautiful little girl, who didn't get into running until later in life. His first organized running event was the 2008 UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine 5K. Since that time, James has taken up road running, obstacle racing, trail running, and rucking. One of his most memorable accomplishments of 2020 was participating in a 4x4x48 on the GAP trail after falling in love with the course during GAP Relay presented by UPMC Health Plan the previous year.Follow James on Instagram!
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Erica is an avid runner and she has participated in several P3R events! She is a mom of two kids, and they have a Great Dane and one cat. Erica is a clinical therapist and a Pilates teacher. She's excited to represent the running community of Pittsburgh again in 2022!Follow Erica on Instagram!
Brian started running in 2013, as a way to stay in shape. After running the UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K in 2014, and experiencing the Pittsburgh running community, he realized that running was more than just a way to stay in shape. Since that race in 2014, Brian has raced every distance from 1 mile to 100K.Follow Brian on Instagram!
Lauren is a physical therapist and yoga instructor in the Pittsburgh/Wexford area. When she isn't running, she loves to spend time with her family, friends & two dogs. Lauren ran in an ultra-marathon relay across the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for Multiple Sclerosis. She ran 167 miles in just 6 days! She is excited to be back as a P3Runner in 2022!Follow Lauren on Instagram!
Lauren is known for being passionate, loud, and enthusiastic. As a newlywed, her wedding ring is the only bling she's more obsessed with than race medals. Lauren leads a fairly stressful life as both an admissions recruitment director and doctoral candidate at Pitt and running is her go-to stress reliever.Follow Lauren on Instagram!
Steve's goal is to keep getting better and pushing himself to see what he is truly capable of, hoping to inspire and motivate others in the process. Steve loves to run the Montour Trail and the GAP Trail ad is excited to join the P3Runner team!Follow Steve on Instagram!
Cody believes in the power of the running community and all that runners do for each other. He is passionate about helping others hit their goals at all fitness levels. Cody is a new P3Runner and is excited to join!Follow Cody on Instagram!
Monica loves running with her husband and her favorite race in 2021 was the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler! She advocates for the "average" runner and focuses on running not to win, but to move.Follow Monica on Instagram!