$40,500 American Prize Purse Added to 2014 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

May 4 event total prize purse exceeds $135,000; American Development Program supports the new generation of world-class U.S. runners in Pittsburgh

Press Release
January 22, 2014

PITTSBURGH, PA – As part of its recently launched American Development ProgramPittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. announced today a new American prize purse of $40,500 to the 2014 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events. The event, set for Sunday, May 4, will offer bonuses to the top five American men and women finishers, including $4,500 to the first U.S. citizen in the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and $3,000 to the first in the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon.

“Pittsburgh is known as the City of Champions and we want to support the development of world-class American runners at our events in Pittsburgh,” said Patrice Matamoros, CEO of Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. “Post-collegiate professionals need more opportunities such as American Development Program to chase their dreams, and with our expanding strong race fields, we hope to launch many American dreams right here in Pittsburgh.”

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The total prize purse for the 6th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events now exceeds $135,000, the largest in the race’s history, with $8,000 going to the first male and female across the line. American athletes will be able to earn both overall and American prize money as well as have the opportunity to earn bonuses if they earn the “A” or “B” qualifying standard for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.

Here is the American Development Program prize purse breakdown per gender provided race time standards are met:

Marathon (Men 2:25 or faster and Women 2:50 or faster): $4500, $3,500, $2,500, $1,500, $1,000

Half Marathon (Men 1:12 or faster and Women 1:22 or faster): $3000, $2,000, $1,000, $750, $500

The Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. American Development Program includes the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, GNC Live Well Liberty Mile on August 1 and EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler in November.

For more information about the American Development Program, go to: http://www.pittsburghmarathon.com/American_Development_Program.


About the 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, the 6th edition, will showcase runners from across the country with ties to the City who will “Run Home to Pittsburgh” (#RunHomePGH) 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 www.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. Its American Development Program includes prize money and travel support for American athletes across its major 2014 events. For more information, visit www.PittsburghMarathon.com.