Let's Get MOVING!
About RUN Varsity
RUN Varsity is the P3R program designed to support, educate and encourage teenage runners. While middle schoolers aspire to run for their school’s varsity team and high school runners compete at the varsity level, all teenagers are welcome at RUN Varsity events. RUN Var
Webinar with Ultramarathoner and Mental Health Advocate, Greg Nance
On Thursday, February 16, from 6 pm-7 pm, Greg Nance will be speaking in a webinar for teenagers. In 2022 Nance took a 3,156-mile run across the United States to raise awareness of youth mental health. Struggling with depression and substance abuse as a teen, running and volunteering helped Nance get back on track. If you want to learn from Greg's experiences, register now for this special one-time webinar.
1 - Long distance running tips
2 - Mental toughness and how to use it during your training
3 - Conquering stress management
4 - How to be an inspiration to others
5 - Importance of volunteerism
P3R Board of Directors' Scholarship
The P3R Board of Directors' Scholarship has been established to recognize and support graduating high school seniors who inspire others to MOVE. This scholarship will be awarded to students that demonstrate exceptional leadership and service, both through and beyond athletics.
$25,000 has been allocated to be distributed to this year's recipients who will be selected based on a combination of school involvement, athletic participation, academics, community service, leadership and essay questions.
Submissions will be accepted starting January 16, 2023 through March 15, 2023. The P3R Board of Directors will recognize recipients during the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events VIP reception on May 5, 2023.
New Grant Opportunities to Support Youth in Western Pennsylvania
Our mission is to inspire any and all to MOVE! The P3R Movement Grant is a unique grant opportunity that is open to any and all youth (individual youth and youth organizations serving students under 19 years of age) regardless of sport or activity. If you need assistance with purchasing equipment, registration fees, hosting events, or anything that will help you and/or your team MOVE, this opportunity is for you! This grant can be awarded to individuals, teams, or for events.
5 Runners at the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Turkey Trot, presented by UPMC Health Plan could win your team $500!
Trot together as a team! Training and participating in events is a great team-building exercise, and is also great for conditioning. When you register be sure to include your school name, each school with over 5 or more middle and high school-aged participants will be entered into a chance to win a $500 grant for their school or program.
We saw 26 local schools register 5 or more students at this year's event. Congratulations to Peters Township and Plum Borough School District for winning!
Check out the links below to all of our current content and guides!