P3R Announces “America’s Mile” — A Revitalized Running Tradition Set to Take the Country by Storm on July 12

March 21, 2024

Presented by VisitPITTSBURGH, America’s Mile is where dreams are pursued and personal bests are achieved, all set against the backdrop of Pittsburgh’s stunning skyline.

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 21, 2024) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – P3R, the engine behind Pittsburgh’s most iconic road races, is thrilled to unveil “America’s Mile,” the latest evolution of the city’s beloved one-mile challenge, now poised to become a national sensation. Presented by VisitPITTSBURGH, the event is scheduled to dazzle participants and spectators alike on the scenic North Shore this July 12, 2024, at 6:30 PM.

Fourteen years in the making, “America’s Mile” transcends the conventional race, turning every step into a narrative of personal triumph and communal celebration. What started as a local pursuit has grown into a testament to the uniting power of sport, courtesy of the unwavering support from VisitPITTSBURGH and the collective spirit of the vibrant running community.

“This is not just a race; it’s a declaration of our community’s strength, diversity, and resilience,” said Troy Schooley, CEO of P3R. “With America’s Mile, we’re inviting runners of all backgrounds, from first-timers to elite athletes from all corners of the country, to join us in making history on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.”

The reimagined event will feature a variety of heats catering to different ages, abilities, and competitive spirits, ensuring there’s a place for everyone at the start line. Highlights include:

  • The MOVE Mile: A welcoming race for participants of all abilities and aspirations.
  • The Kids of STEEL Mile: A fun and encouraging race for children 13 and younger, alongside their guardians.
  • The Heroes’ Mile: A tribute heat for our nation’s valiant servicemen and women.
  • The Aspire Mile: A competitive challenge for adults aiming to surpass their personal bests.

Additional heats include the Corporate Challenge Mile, the Masters Mile, the Unstoppable Mile, the RUN Varsity Mile, and the exclusive Elite Miles, alongside a Virtual Mile option for remote participants. The event will offer a prize purse of $34,200 with cash prizes for the top five runners in the Pro Mile, Unstoppable, Masters 40-49, Masters 50-59 and Masters 60+.

“America’s Mile is a celebration of every individual’s journey and the collective milestones we achieve as a community,” Jerad Bachar, CEO of VisitPITTSBURGH, commented. “Pittsburgh is a proud sports city, and we’ve witnessed firsthand the unifying power of sport and its ability to draw visitors from across the nation and the globe. America’s Mile is an opportunity to showcase our city’s vibrant spirit, its welcoming community, and the rich experiences we have to offer.”

The event will conclude with the epic “Mile 1.1” post-race party, offering participants, their families, and friends a chance to revel in their accomplishments while enjoying Pittsburgh’s local hospitality and vibrant atmosphere.

Registration for America’s Mile presented by VisitPITTSBURGH is open. Whether you’re looking to set a new personal record, support a loved one, or simply soak in the energy of a community united by the joy of sport, America’s Mile offers an unparalleled experience. Join us as we continue to weave the rich tapestry of Pittsburgh’s — and the country’s — running culture, one mile at a time.

For more information and to register, visit AmericasMile.com.

Story contact: Kelsey Emch, P3R Public Relations Specialist, 417-425-9400 or kelsey.emch@P3R.org

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About P3R

P3R is the region’s go-to premier sporting event and experience expert. While best known for the annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, P3R organizes up to 20 major events every year. With a rich history of working with top-tier clients such as the Pittsburgh Steelers, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the National Senior Games, and more, P3R brings operational excellence to every aspect of event planning and execution. We strive to inspire any and all to move with us. Read more at: P3R.org

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VisitPITTSBURGH is the official tourism marketing and promotion agency of the Pittsburgh region. The organization is dedicated to generating business events, sports events and leisure travel. Read more at: VisitPITTSBURGH.com.