$10 from each registration will benefit five charity partners: American Cancer Society, Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, Light of Life Rescue Mission and Mario Lemieux Foundation
PITTSBURGH – As part of a new P3R charity program
, this year’s EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler
will benefit five nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in Pittsburgh.
P3R will donate $10 of every race registration to the American Cancer Society
, Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center
, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
, Light of Life Rescue Mission
, and Mario Lemieux Foundation
. Runners who want to give even more can also individually fundraise for one of these organizations.
“The Animal Rescue League’s partnership with the P3R has grown over the past six years,” said Ann Yeager
, director of marketing for Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center. “We think it is important for us to show our runners how much their commitment and dedication means to us. Supporting other running events like the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler is a great way for us to show our appreciation of charity runners and raise money to help animals in need.”
During the 2016-17 season, charity runners participating in P3R’s events are expected to raise more than $1.5 million - pushing the total raised since 2009 to more than $10 million.
“P3R’s Charity Program inspires runners to run for a greater good while raising funds for a cause close to their hearts,” said P3R CEO Patrice Matamoros
. “Each EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler registration this year will positively impact the community and benefit organizations that are committed to making Pittsburgh a great place.”
More than 5,000 runners are expected for Nov. 6 race that takes runners on a scenic tour of Pittsburgh, crossing bridges and finishing in Downtown. For more information about the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler charity program, visit: pittsburgh10miler.org/charities
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 2016-17 PRRO Circuit. Read more than at: 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: 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: www.eqt.com/our-communities/eqt-foundation