Elite Athletes

American Development Program

Since its inception in 2008, P3R has consistently supported elite athlete development and now awards more than $150,000 to athletes during its calendar of events, including the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, Fleet Feet Liberty Mile and EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. 


Elite Athlete Division

You can 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 2019 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler.

  • MEN 50:00
  • WOMEN 1:02:00

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

Drug Policy

P3R has a zero-tolerance drug policy:
Athletes who participate in P3R 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.