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Nearly 300 Participated in Sold-out, Inaugural Heineken 0.0 Pittsburgh Earth Day 5K Run

April 9, 2022

The highly sustainable 5K race encouraged runners to practice eco-friendly running habits while celebrating Earth Day; proceeds from the event benefited Tree Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (April 9, 2022)/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Nearly 300 runners celebrated Earth Day today with the inaugural Heineken 0.0 Pittsburgh Earth Day Run. The 5K race implemented sustainable practices throughout the entire run, including a paperless check-in process, zero cups along the course, shoe recycling station, purchase of carbon offsets, and recyclable bibs.

“Today’s event was all about bringing awareness to the small things runners can do to make running even more sustainable for the Earth,” said Troy Schooley, P3R CEO. “Runners were able to do what they love while being a little greener this Earth Day. We are grateful for our event partner Heineken for sharing our sustainability mission and making the event happen.”

Nearly 300 participants started the race at P3R Headquarters, traveled the Three Rivers Heritage Trail before crossing the Andy Warhol Bridge. Then they looped around Point State Park before crossing the finish line on the North Shore to earn their race medal which also doubled as a bottle opener for participants 21 and older. To view race results, click here.

Proceeds from the event benefited Tree Pittsburgh, which will use the funds to plant 30 reforestation trees in the fall and cover the cost of water and mulching of 100 young trees this summer. For more event information, click here.

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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 HEINEKEN 

HEINEKEN USA Inc., the nation’s leading high-end beer importer, is a subsidiary of HEINEKEN International N.V., the world’s most international brewer. Key brands imported into the U.S. are Heineken® – the world’s most international beer brand, Heineken® 0.0 – an alcohol-free beer innovation, the Dos Equis Franchise and the Tecate Franchise. HEINEKEN USA also imports Amstel Light, Red Stripe, Tiger Beer, Newcastle Brown Ale, Strongbow Hard Apple Ciders, Birra Moretti, Bohemia and more. For news and updates, follow us on Twitter @HeinekenUSACorp, or visit HEINEKENUSA.com.