The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) presented a Zero Waste Excellence Award to Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) in recognition of their commitment to minimizing the amount of solid waste sent to area landfills during the 2017 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events. P3R was one of only two organizations to achieve a gold standard in the category.
P3R is pleased to announce new partnerships with Peoples Gas, Chick-fil-A, Wabtec, Bayer, Chipotle and Isaly's for the 2018 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. In addition, existing partners GEICO and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly have expanded their activations by adding new race weekend experiences for participants. These deals will not only help to make our 10th Anniversary year the biggest celebration yet, but they also ensure race weekend will continue to thrive for years to come.
For the first time, the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, part of the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events organized by P3R, will double as the USA Half Marathon Championships. The nation's best runners will descend on the City of Champions on Sunday, May 6, 2018 to compete for an event record prize purse totaling $85,000.
Gather your fellow runners and make plans to visit Pittsburgh from May 4-6, 2018 for the 10th Anniversary of the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. This very special race weekend will be filled with great celebrations and exciting programs, including a unique experience for members of running clubs and groups. Now in its third year, the Running Club Rally is a discount and perks program available to all running clubs and groups across the country.
The 10th anniversary of the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is right around the corner, and title sponsor DICK'S Sporting Goods plans to celebrate in big ways this year. The Pittsburgh-based sports retailer has sponsored the race since its return in 2009 and is committed to the race until 2021.The weekend of events is one of the fastest growing in the country with more than 40,000 participants expected for the 10th anniversary, May 4-6, 2018.