Pittsburgh Ten Miler

Elite Athlete Program

Please apply to be included as an elite athlete in our event. The following times represent the minimum standard for men and women elite runners to participate in the 2015 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler.


MEN 50:00

WOMEN 1:02:00


If you have met these standards within the past 18 months, please contact the Elite Athlete Program Coordinator at info@p3r.org.


Prize Money

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers. The 2015 cash prizes are listed below:


Overall Prize Money

1st - $4,000   2nd - $2,500   3rd - $1,500   4th - $1,000   5th - $750   6th - $500   7th - $250


U.S. Only Prize Money

1st - $1,000   2nd - $750   3rd - $500   4th - $250   5th - $100


Cash awards are based on gun time, not chip time. U.S. competitors are eligible to receive both top finishers and top U.S. finishers cash prizes.


Drug Policy

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon Inc. has a zero tolerance drug policy.


Athletes who participate in Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon Inc. events may be subject to drug testing conducted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Athletes with positive drug test results will forfeit any prize money and will be disqualified from the event in which such athlete participated.


American Development Program

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.


The program offers complimentary entry, travel assistance and prize money for American elite runners throughout the organization’s year-long calendar of events. Runners will also receive publicity through the organizations social media channels and e-newsletter with a total distribution of over 100,000.


Program Benefits
American runners who are accepted into the American Development Program are able to apply for travel assistance to the race, along with many other benefits.

  • Travel assistance
  • Lodging
  • Complimentary registration
  • Stipend
  • See more at P3R.org


Since its inception in 2008, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. has consistently supported elite athlete development and now awards more than $150,000 for its calendar of events, including the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, GNC Live Well Liberty Mile and EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. 


For more information about the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. elite athlete department, please contact P3R 

via phone 412-586-7785 or email at info@p3r.org.

Race Records

The men's race record is 46:50, set by Elijah Muturi Karanja (2013) and Tyler Pennel (2015).

The women's race record is 52:55, set by Buze Diriba in 2015.


The American men's race record is 46:50, set by Tyler Pennel in 2015.

The American women's race record is 53:46, set by Sara Hall in 2014.