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Posted: August 2, 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

More than 35,000 runners of all ages are expected to participate in weekend of events at the 9th edition, May 5-7

PITTSBURGH - Online registration for the 2017 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events will open on Wednesday, August 3 at 9:00 a.m. EST. More than 35,000 runners of all ages are expected to register for the event weekend, scheduled for May 5-7, 2017.

"The spirit of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is much more than a race, but a community-wide festival that celebrates health, fitness and fun," said Patrice Matamoros, P3R CEO. "Each year the event celebrates Pittsburgh and leaves lasting impact on the region. This year we will reach a milestone of raising $10 million for charity since our program started in 2009, and our Kids of STEEL program is on pace to reach 6,500 children again this year."

This year’s theme "Feel the Power" highlights the emotional and inspiring journey runners experience from start line to finish line when they run the streets of Pittsburgh. Known for rowdy crowd support and top-notch volunteers, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon provides an unforgettable experience for participants.

New this year: DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon participants who complete the entire 26.2 mile distance will receive a special finishers gift in addition to the massive "Runner of Steel" medals at the finish line.

Participants in the 2017 event are encouraged to share their training journey using the #GameOnPGH hashtag on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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:

FACEBOOK: P3Revents TWITTER: @P3REvents.

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