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Posted: March 17, 2014  :

Athletics: DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Sold Out!

Event record 30,000-plus runners expected for marathon & half marathon at 6th edition on Sunday, May 4; limited spots available for 5K and pet walk

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Race organizers announced that the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, and FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay have officially sold out with an event record of more than 30,000 participants committed to "Run Home to Pittsburgh" on Sunday, May 4.

"We are thrilled to host 30,000 runners from all 50 states and 18 countries to "Run Home to Pittsburgh" this year," said Patrice Matamoros, CEO of Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. "Neighborhood celebrations are expected to be the largest to-date. Spectators along the course will welcome runners with true Pittsburgh spirit, and 13 different neighborhoods will showcase the best that Pittsburgh has to offer with the bands, cheerathoners and festivals."

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., the nonprofit organization that presents the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, is celebrating the 6th consecutive sellout of the event since the race returned in 2009 after a 5-year hiatus.
This year's "Run Home to Pittsburgh" campaign encourages runners with ties to Pittsburgh to return to the City of Champions for the largest hometown reunion of the year. More than 20 percent of runners who registered for the 2014 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend events are from out-of-state.

Leading up to race weekend, Pittsburghers from all over the world can share their memories and excitement using the hashtag #RunHomePgh on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Runners can still register for the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon and FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay as charity runners through the Run for a Reason charity program presented by Guardian Storage. Limited spots are available for runners in the UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K and Purina Pro Plan Pittsburgh Pet Walk. For more information, go to PittsburghMarathon.com.

Contact:  Kelsey Jackson, Public Relations Manger
417-425-9400
kjackson@pittsburghmarathon.com

About DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
Organized by the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is a world-class event with more than 30,000 runners. The 2014 event will showcase runners from across the country with ties to the City who will "Run Home to Pittsburgh" on Sunday, May 4. The race ignites the spirit of Pittsburgh, spanning 13 neighborhoods, boasting 9 festivals and featuring music-by-the-mile. For more information, please visit PittsburghMarathon.com.

About Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc.
Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that promotes the love of running by offering world-class running events and training opportunities while enhancing community involvement in fitness activities for a wide variety of ages and abilities. The organization offers various activities to foster the sport of running throughout the year, including the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, GNC Live Well Liberty Mile and EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. For more information, visit PittsburghMarathon.com.


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