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American Development Program

The American Development Program is an initiative designed to increase exposure and racing opportunities for emerging American professional runners. With initiatives to propel runners forward in their running careers to international standings and participation in world-renowned athletic events, Pittsburgh’s American Development Program is committed to supporting promising American athletes in the running industry.

The program offers complimentary entry, travel assistance and prize money for American elite runners throughout the organization’s year-long calendar of events. Runners will also receive publicity through the organizations social media channels and e-newsletter with a total distribution of over 100,000.

For more information about the program, please contact Ryan Hogan at ryanh@pittsburghmarathon.com.

Program Benefits

American runners who are accepted into the American Development Program are able to apply for travel assistance to the race, along with many other benefits.

  • Travel assistance
  • Lodging
  • Complimentary registration
  • Stipend

2014 American Development Program Events

DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon
May 4, 2014
GNC Live Well Liberty Mile
August 1, 2014
EQT 10 Miler

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