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Nearly 1,000 Start Training for Marathon Weekend at annual Training Kick-off Event

January 7, 2023

More than 10,000 already registered for the 2023 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events, scheduled for May 5-7; interested participants are encouraged to register before the price increases on Jan. 10

PITTSBURGH (Jan. 7, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – This past Saturday nearly 1,000 runners and MOVERS met at P3R headquarters on the North Shore for the annual Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend Training Event. More than 10,000 have already committed to the 2023 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events, scheduled for May 5-7.

“The energy of today’s event was incredible,” said Troy Schooley, P3R CEO. “We saw a record number of people of all fitness levels come out to start their 4-month training. Local running clubs as well as our event and charity partners were here to support runners as they start their journey to race weekend.”

Pacers from Steel City Road Runners, City of Bridges Run Club, Pittsburgh Rogue Runners, and Fleet Feet Pittsburgh Run Club led participants on 5K and 10K training runs at various pace options to accommodate runners with all levels of experience.

“My friend who has run the half marathon invited me to run,” said Erika Henry, who is training for her first race. “I’m not ready for the half marathon but decided to run the 5K this year. Today’s event was a lot of fun.”

For many, the Marathon Weekend Training Kick-off Event has become a tradition and great way to start the new year.

“When I moved to Pittsburgh in 2018, I knew I had to run my hometown race, and I’ve been participating in race weekend ever since,” said Missy Santucci, who is training for this year’s UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon. “I love running the bridges, and it’s such a great event.”

Click here to view and download photos from the event.

Interested participants who have not yet registered are encouraged to sign up before the prices increase on Jan. 10. Starting Tuesday, prices for the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon will increase by $10, the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon will increase by $5, the FedEx Pittsburgh Marathon Relay will increase by $25, and Saturday’s events will increase by $5.

The 2023 events will offer something for everyone including the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon (including a walking division!), FedEx Pittsburgh Marathon Relay, UPMC Health Plan / UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K, Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh Kids Marathon, Sheetz Pittsburgh Toddler Trot and the Pittsburgh Pet Walk Fueled by Pro Plan.

For more information or to register, visit 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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