Pittsburgh Area Corporate Employees Participate in the First-Ever Explore Your Parks Adventure
November 20, 2020
P3R and Allegheny County Parks created a first-of-its-kind adventure to inspire Pittsburgh’s professionals as well as the FedEx Corporate Challenge Participants to move throughout the month of October
PITTSBURGH, PA (November 20, 2020) – The first annual Explore Your Parks Challenge, spanning throughout the month of October, inspired local corporate employees participating in the FedEx Corporate Challenge to explore the nine Allegheny County Parks; Boyce Park, Deer Lakes Park, Harrison Hills Park, Hartwood Acres Park, North Park, Round Hill Park, Settlers Cabin Park, South Park and White Oak Park.
“October was a beautiful month for this fun outdoor challenge,” said Vice President, Operations Support and Engineering at FedEx Ground and FedEx Corporate Challenge participant, Bob Pudlo. “The Explore Your Parks Adventure encouraged me to travel outside of my home parks and explore new ones in the Pittsburgh area! With COVID restrictions, the motivation to be active for three miles at each park was everything I needed.”
This challenge encouraged Pittsburgh professionals to head outside and cover three miles in all nine parks, whether biking, walking or running. Participants helped raise $3,100 for Allegheny County Parks that will go directly toward the Allegheny County Parks Foundation’s tree fund to support the planting and maintaining of new trees within the nine parks.
“As County Executive, I’ve had the opportunity to see more of our nine county parks than the average resident,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “Thanks to this partnership between P3R and the Parks Foundation, there is plenty of reason for all of our residents to take the opportunity to explore the 12,000 acres and learn about our county parks.”
This brand new, self guided challenge not only inspired corporate wellness, but it also allowed families to participate alongside each other. No matter what age, family members were able to discover new outdoor favorite spots together.
“It was incredible to see so many people getting outside and discovering everything the local parks have to offer,” said Allegheny County Parks Foundation Executive Director, Caren Glotfelty. “The donations made to the Allegheny County Parks Foundation Tree Fund will directly go towards reforestation and beautification efforts in our nine Allegheny County parks.”
For more information on the Corporate Challenge, visit https://p3r.org/pages/corporate-challenge.
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P3R is the engine behind Pittsburgh’s greatest races. We strive to inspire any and all to run 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
About Allegheny County Parks
Allegheny County operates nine public parks that span more than 12,000 acres and offer a wide array of sporting, leisure, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The Allegheny County Parks system serves to enhance the quality of life and well-being of citizens of Allegheny County and Southwestern Pennsylvania. Various seasonal and year-round programs, activities and amenities provide residents with educational and recreational opportunities, while also contributing to the economic vitality of the region. For additional information on Allegheny County parks, visit www.alleghenyparks.com.
About Allegheny County Parks Foundation
The Allegheny County Parks Foundation strengthens the health and vibrancy of our community by improving, conserving and restoring the nine Allegheny County parks. Working in partnership with Allegheny County, the Parks Foundation brings together ideas, leadership and resources to make the parks more sustainable and enjoyable for all.