UPMC Health Plan Extends Partnership as the Official Health Insurance Provider of P3R’s Year-Round Calendar of Events

January 21, 2020

UPMC Health Plan has partnered with P3R over the past nine years and will extend the partnership until 2023

PITTSBURGH (January 21, 2020)– P3R announced a partnership extension with UPMC Health Plan that will extend this nine-year partnership through 2023. The three-year deal names UPMC Health Plan as the official health insurance provider of P3R’s year-round calendar of events, including the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events, EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler, Fleet Feet Liberty Mile, and the FlyBy 5K presented by CNX Resources. UPMC Health Plan is also the presenting sponsor of the GAP Relay.

Since 2011, UPMC Health Plan has been the title sponsor of the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, which was recently named the Best Half Marathon in Pennsylvania by RaceRaves. The event, which is part of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events, attracts more than 13,000 participants each year.

“UPMC Health Plan is an incredible partner, and we’re excited to continue to work together to enhance community access to health & fitness activities as well as education,” said Troy Schooley, CEO of P3R. “The year-round support from UPMC Health Plan allows us to offer participants the best experience during our events.”

During the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend, UPMC Health Plan is also the co-title Partner of the UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K, and is a presenting partner of the event’s Volunteer Program – supporting the 4,000 volunteers that make Marathon weekend possible.  UPMC Health Plan also participates in the FedEx Pittsburgh Corporate Challenge – P3R’s employee wellness initiative. With over 800 employees that participated in the marathon weekend of events, UPMC Health Plan was the largest team in 2019.

“UPMC Health Plan has been a proud sponsor of P3R for many years and we support their efforts to help improve the health, fitness, and overall wellbeing of runners everywhere,” said Dr. Joon Lee, chief medical officer at UPMC Health Plan. “Whether you are an elite marathoner or a beginner looking to run your first 5K, P3R has a race for all ability levels and we’re happy to extend our on-going partnership with them for many years to come.”

UPMC Health Plan is helping P3R runners kick-start their half marathon training with this year’s Half Marathon Kickoff Training Run on Feb. 8th. Runners can check-in beginning at 7 a.m. at The UPMC Rooney Sports Complex and the run will take off at 8:30 a.m. With free giveaways, a photo booth, and a MOVE commitment board, there is a lot for runners to celebrate as they begin to train for May. Sign up today!

UPMC Health Plan has also been the presenting sponsor of the GAP Relay since its inaugural run in 2018. This 150-mile relay consists of 24 legs through the Great Allegheny Passage and has teams of 4, 6, or 8 running through the night and into Saturday’s finish. UPMC Health Plan’s partnership in this race assures our runners’ safety as well as aids in the donation to the Allegheny Trail Alliance.

Throughout the entire year of events, UPMC Health Plan’s partnership supports P3R’s mission of encouraging any and all to run.

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About P3R

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

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About the UPMC Insurance Services Division

The UPMC Insurance Services Division is owned by UPMC, a world-renowned health care provider and insurer based in Pittsburgh, Pa. The UPMC Insurance Services Division – which includes UPMC Health Plan, WorkPartners, UPMC for Life, UPMC for You, UPMC for Kids, and Community Care Behavioral Health — offers a full range of group health insurance, Medicare, Special Needs, CHIP, Medical Assistance, behavioral health, employee assistance and workers’ compensation products and services to 3.6 million members. For more information, visit www.upmchealthplan.com.