The DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events Welcomes Runners Back to a Live Start Line in 2022
August 11, 2021
Registration is now open for the highly anticipated weekend of events, scheduled for April 29 - May 1, 2022
PITTSBURGH, PA (August 11, 2021) – Registration is officially open for the 2022 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events. More than 40,000 runners of all ages and abilities are expected to participate in Marathon Weekend’s return to in-person racing since 2019, set for April 29 – May 1, 2022.
“More than 19,000 runners moved with us virtually over the past two years, so we look forward to getting runners back to a live start line while giving them the best experience possible as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for their continued support,” said Troy Schooley, P3R CEO.
Delayed a year due to COVID-19, the Run for a Reason Charity Program is excited to finally unveil a second half marathon course exclusively for those who fundraise $1,500 for an official charity of their choice. 500 runners will have the exclusive opportunity to experience the brand new course with the first ever start line in Shadyside. To commemorate their charitable efforts, runners can also enjoy a full red carpet experience, unique medal and special race day bib. Learn more about registering as a charity runner here.
Kids across southwestern Pennsylvania will log more than 200,000 training miles in preparation for the Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh Kids Marathon as part of P3R’s Kids of STEEL program. Now in more than 180 schools, Kids of STEEL is a free program that motivates kids and their families to live active, healthy lifestyles. The training plan invites any and all kids to log 25 total miles leading up to the one-mile race on Marathon Weekend to complete their 26 ‘marathon’ miles.
Opening day registration features exclusive giveaways and pricing. The first 250 runners registered for the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon will receive registration at a discounted rate.
All runners can register for the 2022 weekend of events at the current early bird rate of $95. Learn more at 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
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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