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New Walking Division Announced for 2022 UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon

March 2, 2022

Participants can now walk the 13.1 mile course through Pittsburgh to earn their half marathon medal during the 2022 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events, scheduled for April 30-May 1

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 2, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – P3R announced a new Walking Division for the 2022 UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon. Through this brand new division, walking division participants can walk the 13.1-mile course through Pittsburgh to earn their half marathon medal during the 2022 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events.

“Our mission is to inspire any and all to MOVE with us – we’re honored to be able to make it possible for everyone to MOVE at the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon,” said Troy Schooley, P3R CEO. “Walking a half marathon isn’t easy, but it is accessible and achievable for those who might not be ready to run 13.1 miles but want to experience a world-class event.”

P3R has shared an 8-week training plan for those interested in joining this year’s Walking Division. Participants in the division will need to maintain a minimum pace of 20 minutes per mile on the half marathon course, which follows the first 11 miles of the Pittsburgh Marathon course. After crossing the Birmingham Bridge, the courses split and Pittsburgh Half Marathon participants will return Downtown on 5th Avenue toward the finish line.

The UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon is one of the 20 largest half-marathons in the country and in 2019 attracted more than 14,000 participants. More than 40,000 are expected to register for all of the 2022 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events. For more information or to register for the 2022 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.

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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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