UPMC Sports Medicine will serve as official medical provider and sponsor the event, scheduled for August 13-14
PITTSBURGH – P3R announced today that Vonda Wright, MD, M.S., will be the medical
director of the 2016 Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race presented by First National Bank. UPMC Sports Medicine will also serve as the official medical provider and sponsor the weekend of events, scheduled for August 13-14.
Wright, who is the medical director of UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, also serves as the associate head team physician for five of the University of Pittsburgh’s Olympic sports teams; women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball and softball teams as well as the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Mark Sakr, DO, was named the assistant medical director.
“Pittsburgh boasts an amazing community of endurance athletes and the opportunity to deliver the same high level of care we provide to professional and amateur athletes alike is an honor for me and the clinicians on the course,” Dr. Wright said.
The Pittsburgh Triathlon, which is being produced by P3R for the first time this year, includes the USA Triathlon-sanctioned bike/run/swim event as well as the Adventure Race, a bike/run/paddle in either a kayak or canoe. A Triathlon Sprint—half the distances of full-length Olympic-distance triathlon competition—also is available to participants.
For more information or to register, visit: www.PittsburghTriathlon.org.
About Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race
The Pittsburgh Triathlon was created by Friends of the Riverfront in 1998 as a fundraising event that showcases recreational use of the rivers and trails. The Pittsburgh Triathlon, which is produced by P3R, includes the USA Triathlon-sanctioned bike/run/swim event as well as the Adventure Race, a bike/run/paddle in either a kayak or canoe. A Triathlon Sprint—half the distances of full-length Olympic-distance triathlon competition—also is available to participants. The swim portion of the Triathlon is held in the Allegheny River, assuming conditions of the Friends of the Riverfront River Contact policy are met. The Pittsburgh Triathlon has achieved Green Certification by Athletes for a Fit Planet each year since 2010. To register or for more information on the Pittsburgh Triathlon, visit: www.PittsburghTriathlon.org.
Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) is a non-profit organization which promotes the love of long-distance running and enhances community involvement in fitness activities through high quality events open to a wide variety of ages and ability levels. Our events will consistently serve the needs of our participants and our sponsors; will engage and reward our volunteers; will enhance the economic well-being of the Pittsburgh region; will partner with public and private entities to create the best possible event experience and partner with appropriate charitable organizations to give back to the community. See more at: http://www.pittsburghmarathon.com/about-us