EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler Adds $10,500 Prize Purse to Inaugural Event
Race organizers expand elite athlete support to more than $150,000 for its calendar of events
Posted Thursday, 12 September, 2013
PITTSBURGH, PA – Race organizers announced today that they will be adding $10,500 in prize money to the inaugural EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. The first running is set for Sunday, Nov. 3. The top five finishers per gender will be awarded prize money with the race champions receiving $2500 each.
“The addition of prize money to our newest event reinforces our continued support to elite athletes,” said Patrice Matamoros, executive director of the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. “We are committed to establishing Pittsburgh as top destination for competitive runners. We feel strongly that it is part of our mission to provide support and resources to our country’s emerging talent.”
The USATF-sanctioned event features a scenic, USATF-certified course that highlights some of Pittsburgh’s unique neighborhoods. The course begins in Station Square and crosses four bridges before finishing in Downtown.
Since its inception in 2008, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. has consistently supported elite athlete development and now awards more than $150,000 for its calendar of events, including the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Half Marathon, GNC Live Well Liberty Mile and EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler.
For more information, including elite runner registration and the prize purse breakdown, visit Pittsburgh10Miler.org.
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, GNC Live Well Liberty Mile and EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler.
About EQT Corporation:
EQT Corporation is an integrated energy company with emphasis on Appalachian area natural gas production, gathering, transmission, and distribution. With more than 120 years of experience, EQT continues to be a leader in the use of advanced horizontal drilling technology – designed to minimize the potential impact of drilling related activities and reduce the overall environmental footprint. Through safe and responsible operations, the Company is committed to meeting the country’s growing demand for clean-burning energy, while continuing to provide a rewarding workplace and enrich the communities where its employees live and work. Company shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange as EQT. Visit EQT Corporation at www.EQT.com.