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Posted: July 12, 2016:  

Athletics: Rachael Ray(TM) Nutrish® Sponsors 2017 Pittsburgh Pet Walk

Part of DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend, event attracts hundreds of furry friends and their owners

PITTSBURGH, July 12, 2016 - P3R announced today that Rachael Ray(TM) Nutrish®, a line of super premium food and treats for dogs and cats manufactured by Western Pennsylvania based company, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, will sponsor the 2017 Pittsburgh Pet Walk, part of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events.

One of the multi-generational, family-oriented Saturday, May 6 events, the Rachael Ray(TM) Nutrish® Pittsburgh Pet Walk will welcome four-legged family members and their parents to cover a one-mile course around Point State Park. Proceeds from the event will benefit Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center.

"We believe that our pets are very much a part of the family, and activities that give the entire family the opportunity to enjoy an activity together, such as the Rachael Ray Nutrish Pittsburgh Pet Walk, are a great thing," said Steve Joyce, Vice President of Marketing for Ainsworth Pet Nutrition. "As a Western Pennsylvania company, we couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of this long-standing Pittsburgh tradition."

After the event, awards will be given out in the following categories: "Cutest Pet," "Pet/Owner Look-A-Like" and "Best Costume." Registration opens for all DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon events on Aug. 3. For more information about the Rachael Ray(TM) Nutrish® Pittsburgh Pet Walk, visit

About Ainsworth

Founded in 1933, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition is a fifth generation, primarily family-owned and operated company headquartered in Western Pennsylvania and focused entirely on pets. With a goal of changing the way consumers shop for Super Premium pet food, Ainsworth’s mantra is "Pet Store Quality. Supermarket Easy." They achieve this promise by providing consumers with the high-quality pet food where they currently shop for the rest of their families. The company makes multiple brands and types of dog and cat food, including the Rachael Ray(TM) Nutrish® line, as well as Super Premium retailer specific brands. Ainsworth Pet Nutrition is committed to food safety and prepares all of its dry pet food in the United States using high-quality, natural ingredients with added vitamins and minerals. To learn more, visit

About Rachael’s Rescue® and Nutrish®

In 2008, Rachael Ray partnered with pet nutrition experts from Ainsworth Pet Nutrition® to develop a line of super premium food and treats for dogs called Rachael Ray Nutrish. Nutrish is made with simple, natural ingredients and includes full-feeding varieties featuring real meat as the first ingredient. In 2014, Nutrish launched its first ever natural food for cats in both wet and dry varieties, which does not contain any artificial preservatives, flavors or poultry by-product meal. A portion of Ray’s personal proceeds from each sale of Nutrish food and treats is donated to organizations that help animals in need through Rachael’s Rescue® ( So, not only are Nutrish products great for your dog and cat, they’re great for countless other dogs and cats, as well.

About the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

The 2016 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon was not just a race - but a journey for 35,000+ runners during race weekend.

Organized by P3R, the 9th edition will be held May 5-7, 2017. For more information, go to:


About 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! Learn more at:

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