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Charity runner registration will open Wednesday, August 1 for the 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events. If you’re ready to MOVE to make your miles count for more, we want you to be the first to sign up! That’s right. We’re giving charity runners the opportunity to secure their spot before general registration opens Monday, August 6. 

By choosing to Run for a Reason, you will be a part of something greater than yourself! Completing a road race is an incredible accomplishment alone, but fundraising for a cause close to your heart will make the achievement that much more memorable and meaningful. There’s really no better feeling than crossing the finish line on race day knowing those miles counted for more! 

Whether you’ve been inspired to MOVE for a greater good for the past decade or want to register as a charity runner for the first time, now is your chance to connect passion with purpose to Run for a Reason. You can earn a FREE* race entry — and possibly additional perks — as a charity runner if you’re ready to MOVE to raise much needed funds for one of 35 official charities. 

Every charity runner makes a difference within the Pittsburgh community through the Run for a Reason Charity program presented by Bank of America. In fact, over 90% of the funds raised each year have directly benefited Pittsburgh-based charities. These are just a few of the local organizations who have benefited from the Program:


These testimonials are just the tip of the iceberg! They represent only a handful of the hundreds of local, national and global causes that have benefited from the $12 million raised by tens of thousands of runners since the Program’s launch in 2009. Will you be the next runner to join their ranks, make a MOVE and leave a lasting impact?

No matter your age, ability or cause, anyone can Run for a Reason. The Program offers registration for the entire weekend of events, including the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Half Marathon, FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay, UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine 5K, Pittsburgh Kids Marathon and Pittsburgh Pet Walk. Visit CrowdRise to sign up today! 

Once you’ve registered for a 2019 event, head over to the P3R Gear store to celebrate your commitment to Run for a Reason with some swag. The exclusive 2019 Run for a Reason Charity Program shirt will be on sale for just $20 through August 5.

*You will be asked to provide your credit card number, but you will not be charged unless you do not meet the minimum fundraising requirement by the fundraising closure date. Please note the fundraising minimum and closing date are set by each official charity.  

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