Ultimate Endurance Test Added to Marathon Weekend: Oxford Athletic Club Pittsburgh 4-Mile Fitness Challenge Moves Beyond Running and Walking
January 31, 2024
Limited to 500, the Oxford Athletic Club Pittsburgh 4-Mile Fitness Challenge will test participants’ full body endurance through a series of six fitness challenges.
PITTSBURGH /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – P3R has unveiled a new thrilling, adrenaline-pumping fitness challenge for the 2024 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events. Limited to 500, the Oxford Athletic Club Pittsburgh 4-Mile Fitness Challenge will test participants’ full body endurance through a series of six fitness challenges. These feats will include conquering the US Air Force’s 72-foot inflatable obstacle course, completing the Army’s new recruit obstacles such as the low crawl, pull-ups and sled drag, flipping tires with the Air National Guard and going through a full body weight workout zone. Details about each station along with other challenges will be revealed soon.
“We are thrilled about the expansion of race weekend to offer an exciting challenge for those who want to test their fitness and move with us in a different way,” said Troy Schooley, P3R CEO. “At P3R, we believe in creating experiences that go beyond the ordinary. The Oxford Athletic Club Pittsburgh 4-Mile Fitness Challenge is not just a race; it’s an adrenaline-pumping adventure, a test of full-body endurance, and a celebration of pushing boundaries. This, along with a soon to be announced inclusivity event, will complete our event offerings to truly allow any and all to move with us.”
The Oxford Athletic Club Pittsburgh 4-Mile Fitness Challenge will share the starting line of the fourth and final relay exchange zone of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon course. This downhill course will not only provide an opportunity for fitness fanatics to participate in a marathon weekend event, but will also create a more encouraging atmosphere during the final 4 miles of the iconic 26.2-mile marathon course. After conquering the six challenges, participants will cross the iconic official marathon weekend finish line on Boulevard of the Allies to earn their medal.
The addition of this event is designed to attract individuals who would like to challenge themselves outside of just running. P3R recognizes that desire and wants to provide a space where various skills are required to complete the course. Participants will register in staggered start times to allow ample space for individuals to complete each challenge.
“At Oxford Athletic Club, we believe in pushing boundaries and embracing diverse fitness experiences,” said Carolina Quiroga, President of Oxford Athletic Club. “Partnering with P3R for this new event allows us to inspire participants to move beyond the ordinary, empowering them to cross the finish line stronger than ever before.”
All Oxford Athletic Club Pittsburgh 4-Mile Fitness Challenge participants will receive an exclusive branded bib, shirt and medal. Opening day pricing starts at $54.99. For more information or to register, visit www.thePittsburghMarathon.com.
Story contact: Kelsey Emch, P3R Public Relations Specialist, 417-425-9400 or email@example.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 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. As part of P3R’s non-profit mission to inspire any and all to MOVE with us, we provide premium event experiences and robust programming – including the Run for a Reason Charity Program, award-winning Kids of STEEL program, Pittsburgh Corporate Challenge, RUN Varsity, and more – that engage everyone in the Western Pennsylvania community and beyond.
About Oxford Athletic Club
Since 1998, the Oxford Athletic Club has served as the premiere health and fitness center for the greater Pittsburgh area. Located in Wexford, PA, the club is an industry-leading, member-focused destination, setting the standard for top-tier fitness resorts in North America. Committed to our members’ excellence, Oxford strives to serve as a thriving community united by a shared dedication to personal growth, wellness, and success. From state-of-the-art fitness and relaxation facilities to diverse wellness programs and personal training, sports, and social events, our expansive range of offerings ensures that everyone can find their passion within the club. We position our facility, team members, and services as the driving forces to enable members to achieve a healthier and happier life.