About P3RKeeping Pittsburgh Running

Whether you are just starting a fitness plan or running your umpteenth marathon, we are Pittsburgh’s go-to organization for dynamic training programs, distinctive city races and community health and fitness events.

Our Mission

Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events, P3R (Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc.) also manages 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 events for all ages and ability levels. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy and active! 

Our events will consistently serve the needs of our runners and our sponsors; will engage and reward our volunteers; will enhance the economic well-being of the Pittsburgh region; will partner with public and private entities to create the best possible event experience; and partner with appropriate charitable organizations to give back to the community.
 

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Our Promises

P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting the love of running and enhancing community access to health and fitness education and activities. All who engage with P3R and its events can expect:

A Personal Challenge
Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting your fitness program, P3R provides the motivation you need to take it to the next level.

An Exceptional Experience
P3R is committed to making it fun, easy, and exciting to be healthy! When you attend or sponsor a P3R race, workshop, or other event, you will enjoy a top-quality experience from start to finish.

Health & Fitness Expertise
From eating right and training well to choosing the right gear, P3R’s health and fitness experts stay on top of the latest knowledge to help you reach your performance goals.

Insider Access to an Incredible City
Runners and spectators alike can explore all that Pittsburgh has to offer through P3R’s eclectic race courses, fun race-day events, and special offers for shopping, dining, entertainment and lodging.

Inclusion and Diversity
There is a special bond among people who love running – that bond transcends the social, cultural, political and economic barriers that typically divide us. P3R takes a stand for inclusion for all and promotes diversity, and we welcome any individual who wants to participate in our events.

Core Programming

Kids of STEEL - Instilling lifelong, healthy habits in kids.
Kids of STEEL is an exercise and nutrition program designed to motivate children to pursue quality nutrition and an active lifestyle by incorporating exercise and healthy eating habits into their daily routine. More than 24,000 children in western Pennsylvania have learned what it takes to be a Kid of STEEL since the program’s launch in 2011. The program currently has over 130 sites in Allegheny, Beaver, Blair, Butler, Erie, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

Steel City Road Runners (SCRR) - Cultivating a running community. 
Steel City Road Runners (SCRR) is Pittsburgh’s premier running organization and an official Road Runners Club of America running club. SCRR is the “go-to” group for all things running in the greater Pittsburgh area.

American Development Program - Supporting future Olympians.
The American Development Program is an initiative designed to increase exposure and racing opportunities for emerging American professional runners. With initiatives to propel runners forward in their running careers to international standings and participation in world-renowned athletic events, Pittsburgh’s American Development Program is committed to supporting promising American athletes in the running industry.

Run For A Reason Program - Giving back to the community.
Giving back to the community and changing lives are important to our organization’s mission, and is the basis of our Run For A Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America. In 2018, more than 2,500 charity runners raised $1.4 million for 115 local, national and global charities. Thanks to tens of thousands of runners who have raced for a greater good, more than $12 million has been raised since the program's inception in 2009.