P3R Distributes Grants to Nine Local Running Events to Help Continue Charitable Causes


Canceled or virtual events due to COVID-19 applied for grants from P3R to help keep their events alive

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 29, 2020) – P3R is proud to announce that nine local organizations will receive a grant after being forced to cancel or turn their events virtual in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Girls on the Run of UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, Arthritis Foundation, Team Phenomenal Hope, Heitz 61 Memorial Foundation, Hampton Township Rotary Club, Passavant Hospital Foundation, The Pittsburgh Promise, PGH Equality Center and Deer Lakes Wellness For Good were all selected. 

All grant recipients were selected based on their local ties to the Pittsburgh area, as well as the positive impact they have on our communities. 

“It was really important to us to be able to help the local community during this time,” said P3R CEO Troy Schooley. “We understand how difficult it is for local events right now, and we wanted to make sure that every event is able to return in 2021.”

P3R encourages the Pittsburgh community to run locally and support not just P3R’s races, but all local races as opposed to new virtual-only events that didn’t exist before the COVID-19 pandemic.



About P3R
P3R is the engine behind Pittsburgh’s greatest races. We strive to inspire any and all to run with us. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, P3R runs 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. Anyone and everyone is invited to #RUNwithP3R! Read more at: P3R.org