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Bruster’s Real Ice Cream Named Title Sponsor of the 2022 Pittsburgh Pet Walk

February 15, 2022

The premium homemade ice cream chain will offer a limited-edition Finish Line Fudge flavor during the 2022 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 15, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – P3R announced today that Bruster’s Real Ice Cream will be the title sponsor of the Pittsburgh Pet Walk. Since 1989, Bruster’s has been serving premium homemade ice cream in the Pittsburgh area and will also be the official ice cream partner of P3R events, including the 2022 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events. Participants will have the opportunity to experience a limited-edition Finish Line Fudge flavor to celebrate their accomplishments during race weekend. The company will also offer their famous Doggie Sundaes so all four-legged participants can join in the celebration.

“We admire P3R as a force in the region and are thrilled to team up as both the Pittsburgh Pet Walk Title Sponsor and as the official ice cream partner of P3R. We have 11 stores in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area and look forward to supporting runners across the ‘burgh looking for a sweet treat as they train for the 2022 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon,” said Jennifer Brinker, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream VP of Marketing. “Since our founding in 1989, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream has championed families creating memories out of life’s little moments and shown appreciation for their pets with complimentary doggie sundaes as a permanent menu item. We are proud to support all the families training for this year’s marathon. There will be no better way to celebrate crossing the finish line than with Finish Line Fudge and a Doggie Sundae.”

Part of “Family Day” on April 30, the Bruster’s Real Ice Cream Pittsburgh Pet Walk will welcome four-legged friends and their owners to cover a 1-mile course around Point State Park. Proceeds from the event will benefit Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh.

“This is our 8th year being involved with the event, and we are excited to again partner with P3R.  Each year we’ve been able to raise important funds for our two low-cost, high quality veterinary medical centers and our many community support programs” said Gerry Delon, Executive Director of Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh. “We also love this event because we get to see some of our recently adopted friends at the start line!”

Attracting nearly 40,000 runners annually, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events is Pittsburgh’s largest sporting event. The 2022 event will inspire the entire family to MOVE with an event for everyone.

“This year we are welcoming all the pandemic puppies and all our other favorite furry friends that kept us motivated to MOVE while we were stuck at home the past two years,” said Troy Schooley, P3R CEO. “Participants are excited to include all their family members – including their pets – in the fun of race weekend, and so far, we’ve seen record registration for the Bruster’s Real Ice Cream Pittsburgh Pet Walk.”

For more information or to register for the 2022 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events, visit www.thePittsburghMarathon.com.

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About the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events

The Pittsburgh Marathon was held annually from 1985-2003. After a five-year hiatus, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon was relaunched in 2009 and debuted with a sold-out field of 10,000 participants. It has grown each year since, evolving from a single race day into a weekend of events for the whole family that annually attracts nearly 40,000 runners.

Read more at: ThePittsburghMarathon.com

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About P3R

P3R is the engine behind Pittsburgh’s greatest races. We strive to inspire any and all to move with us. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, P3R runs a variety of other high-quality races, events, and health and fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. Anyone and everyone is invited to #RUNwithP3R! Read more at: P3R.org

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About Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream features 150 flavors of premium, handcrafted ice cream, yogurt, Italian ice and sorbet. Starting with a proprietary, home-style mix delivered fresh from its dairy, Certified Ice Cream Makers in each shop craft at least 24 flavors every day. There are nearly 200 independently owned locations in 22 states, Guyana and South Korea. Click here for franchise information.

About Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh

Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh (HARP) is one of Pennsylvania’s largest non-profit organizations dedicated to the welfare of animals, pet owners and the community. HARP operates two low-cost, high quality veterinary medical centers. In an average year, over 6,500 animals are treated and more than 7,000 spay and neuter surgeries are performed in these facilities. In addition to caring for domestic animals, the organization remains committed to indigenous species. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is a fully licensed wildlife facility that specializes in caring for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Annually more than 4,000 injured wildlife of over 100 unique species are admitted and treated by the Center. Among them are more than 2,300 mammals, 1,700 birds and over 50 reptiles.