More than 5,000 runners expected to participate in the Saturday, Nov. 2 event
New this year, the course will feature a start-to-finish entertainment program to motivate runners and celebrate the City of Pittsburgh. In addition to a slate of musicians, cheer groups, and other entertainment to boost runners’ spirits from start to finish, each mile will showcase a different and uniquely Pittsburgh theme.
From a Sports Mile highlighting our local sports team to a Pittsburghese Mile with signs exclaiming “Yinz Got This ‘N At,” P3R will bring runners something new and exciting as they move from mile to mile. Each mile’s theme and related activities will be announced via social media as the race draws near, so runners and spectators are encouraged to connect with P3R to know what they can expect!
"Entertainment along the course really makes a difference for runners, so we are thrilled to enhance the party atmosphere that race day already brings to the Steel City,” said Troy Schooley, incoming P3R CEO. “We hope the sights, sounds and energy of additional entertainment will help to push runners onto that next mile and remind them why Pittsburgh is considered one of the best cities for runners.”
More than 5,000 are expected to register for the seventh edition of Pittsburgh’s favorite fall road race, which will be held on a Saturday for the first time in the history of the race. In addition to the full 10-mile race, P3R offers a two-person relay option so that runners of all abilities can MOVE. All those who register for and complete the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler — including relay participants — will receive a long-sleeve technical men’s or women’s finisher’s shirt, premium runner bag and medal, as well as enjoy post-race food and entertainment.
”We are excited and look forward to a more engaging race course this year,” said Ellen Rossi, EQT Foundation Manager. “A heightened sense of community throughout the race will showcase Pittsburgh neighborhoods and may even lead to increased economic activity for businesses along the course on race morning.”
Early bird registration for the 2019 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler opens at $45 for individual runners and $80 for the two-person relay. The price will increase to $50 for individual runners and $90 for the two-person relay on Tuesday, June 4.
About Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R)
P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting a love of running and enhancing community access to health and fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, we also run 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 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
About the EQT Foundation
The EQT Foundation was established by EQT Corporation, one of the nation’s premier natural gas producers, and is committed to the social and economic vitality of our operating regions. The EQT Foundation believes in meaningful engagement with the communities it calls home and takes great pride in the role as both a responsible and responsive corporate citizen. The EQT Foundation has developed strong partnerships with a variety of nonprofit organizations to 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