Keep Moving During FebMOVEary

You gotta keep MOVING, Runner of Steel! We are less than 100 days away from the 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, which is why we are proud to introduce FebMOVEary. We’ve got an exciting month ahead filled with training opportunities and special promotions to keep you MOVING toward the start line of your race.

Whether you’re already in training or still debating if you want to register, we at P3R want to help you MOVE goals, MOVE heartbeats and MOVE yourself during the training season. Here are a few ways you can participate in FebMOVEary with us: 

Half Marathon Kickoff Training Run 
Join hundreds of fellow runners for a morning of fun, fitness and free stuff at the annual UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon Kickoff Training Run on Saturday, February 9. 

Held at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, this FREE event will feature runs of several distances at various pace options to accomodate ALL runners, a pop-up P3R Gear Store, and fun activities and post-race refreshments from our race partners.
Plus, you can be one of the first runners to experience the Official Virtual Training Program powered by Zwift. Participants who have signed up and created a Zwift Run Platform Account will receive a FREE Zwift RunPod (valued at $29.99) when you show the Zwift team the downloaded app or your confirmation email.

Official Virtual Training Program powered by Zwift
P3R has partnered with Zwift to offer a FREE virtual training program that gamifies your experience and connects you with other runners from all over the world. Now even when you are running solo on your treadmill, you can join real-life training partners who can keep you motivated and help you stick to your training plan.

From fun group runs to intense races, you will be able to choose from hundreds of events. Workouts may take you through the jungle, the fantasy island of Watopia, the streets of Central London or inside a volcano. Plus, some group workouts will be designed specifically to prepare you for the elevation of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon course!

Zwift’s running platform is the first of its kind and a whole new way to train for race day. If a treadmill isn’t your thing, however, you can also take advantage of the Run Coach online training program and/or regular training runs with the Steel City Road Runners.

P3R Spotify Playlist presented by PNC Bank
Do you have go-to song or playlist you love to listen to while training? Now you can share your favorite pump-up jams to add to one big playlist to help you and your fellow runners get through those long runs!

Submit your song requests using this online form throughout the month of February. The most popular songs will then be curated to create the first ever P3R Spotify Playlist presented by PNC Bank so everyone training for a DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon event can run with the same playlist.

Ready. Set. MOVE. Subscription Box
Did you hear P3R recently launched the new Ready.Set.MOVE. quarterly subscription box? Every box contains premium health and fitness swag from P3R and our race partners to keep you MOVING and motivated throughout the year. 

We recently mailed the first quarter boxes, and runners can’t stop raving. Some are saying they don’t know how we’ll top the first box that included 4RUN2 merchandise, a Brooks Running beanie, Nuun Hydration tabs and more. All we can say is… Challenge accepted! 

The second quarter box will be mailed in April -- just in time to kick off DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon race week with items that are sure to surprise and delight any runner. Don’t wait to treat yourself, or a fellow runner, today! 

RunBet Challenge
If you’re looking to stay motivated and MOVING after FebMOVEary, join us for the Spring Training Edition of the P3R RunBet Challenge in March. Participants will bet $40 and split the pot if they succeed in running 20 times during the four-week challenge for a minimum of 30 minutes at an average pace of at least 12 minutes per mile. Be on the lookout for more details coming soon! 

What are you waiting for? Get MOVING today so you can be a part of the 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events! 

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