New PRRO Circuit race expects top fields at third edition on Sunday, Oct. 25 in the Steel City
The EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler returns on Sunday, October 25 with an increased prize purse of $26,200. The third edition will award $4000 to each race champion and will also offer American-only bonuses totaling $5200.
The EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler has joined the 2015-16 PRRO Circuit and will be the second circuit event. The prestigious series offers world-class competition in events shorter than the marathon distance, with more than $400,000 in prize money. The circuit also has shown its commitment to a drug-free sport by funding mandatory drug testing for elite athletes at all PRRO Circuit events.
“At the third edition, we anticipate our most competitive field yet for Pittsburgh’s fall road racing classic,” said P3R CEO Patrice Matamoros. “We also look forward to being part of the 2015-16 PRRO Circuit and showcasing the world’s best road runners.”
A breakdown of the 2015 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler prize purse is below:
• Open Prize Purse: $4000, $2500, $1500, $1000, $750, $500, $250
• U.S. Prize Money: $1000, $750, $500, $250, $100
Last year, Leonard Korir of Kenya covered the 10 mile course in 46 minutes, 52 seconds for the victory, while Sara Hall of the USA won the women’s race, clocking an event record 53:47, and overall, there was an event record 4,181 finishers.
The USATF-sanctioned event features a scenic USATF-certified course that highlights some of Pittsburgh’s unique neighborhoods. The 10-mile race will start at Station Square and cross four bridges before finishing at EQT Plaza on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh. Also new this year is a 2-person relay to share the running fun!
The EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler joins the following 2015-16 PRRO Circuit events: Boilermaker 15K in Utica, New York; the World's Best 10K in San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile in Washington, DC; the Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K in Spokane, Washington; and the AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Georgia.
The event is also the fourth race organized by P3R showcasing and supporting America’s best up-and-coming talent through its American Development Program (ADP). With the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Half Marathon, GNC Live Well Liberty Mile and the EQT 10 Miler, the ADP has committed more than $70,000 in prize money to American athletes as well as event bonuses, travel stipends and grants made available throughout the year. ADP athletes have also committed to participating in P3R community programs such as the Kids of STEEL program.
A complete list of professional athletes will be announced closer to the event. For more event information or to register for the race, visit: Pittsburgh10Miler.org
About the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler
Launched in 2013 by P3R, the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler has become Pittsburgh's premier fall road race hosting more than 5,000 runners. The race attracts world-class competition and is one of six races on the 2015-2016 PRRO Circuit. Read more than at:http://pittsburgh10miler.org/.
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About the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R)
P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting the love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DSG Pittsburgh Marathon, we also run a variety of other high-quality races, events, and health & 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. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy, and active! Read more at www.P3R.org.
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About the EQT Foundation
EQT and the EQT Foundation are committed to the social and economic vitality of our operating regions. For the past decade, the EQT Foundation has made a difference by supporting local programs and initiatives that involve education, community and economic development, the arts and the environment. Together with a variety of non-profit organizations, the EQT Foundation develops strong partnerships that enrich the diversity and viability of our communities, sustain the principles of continuous learning, and focus on environmental protection efforts. Read more at https://www.eqt.com/our-communities/eqt-foundation.
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