2017 Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race Postponed

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A trail run series will be held this summer as a fundraiser for Friends of the Riverfront

PITTSBURGH – P3R and Friends of the Riverfront announced today that the 2017 Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race presented by First National Bank will be postponed due to road construction on the HOV lanes. The event, which was scheduled for Aug. 12-13, is anticipated to return when the HOV lane construction is complete.

After careful consideration, months of planning and evaluating alternatives, Friends of the Riverfront and P3R determined that the costs of shutting down city roads for the two day event, a necessary requirement to substitute for the closed HOV lanes, would be financially prohibitive for both non-profit organizations.

“The Triathlon symbolizes strength and persistence, and it is precisely those attributes that pushed our communities to take back our beautiful rivers and create a trail system that is the envy of many cities,” said Stacey Vernallis, President of the Board of Directors for Friends of the Riverfront. “While the Triathlon must be put on hiatus, Friends of the Riverfront continues its mission of providing our friends, families and neighbors safe, beautiful trails and river access. We need your support now more than ever. Do the ‘burg thing. Give generously. Check out our website http://www.FriendsoftheRiverfront.org and give.”

Anyone currently registered for the 2017 Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race will receive a full refund within 10 days. Athletes who want to support the Three Rivers Heritage Trail system are invited to attend a trail run later this summer that will benefit Friends of the Riverfront. Additional details will be announced at a later date.

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 event has featured a swim and kayak portion in the Allegheny River, a bike course on the HOV lanes and a final run course on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.

P3R, the event management company of the 2016 Pittsburgh Triathlon, will be hosting a trail run for Friends of the Riverfront in an effort to generate the funding necessary for trail maintenance and development. For more information about the Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race, visit www.pittsburghtriathlon.org.

About Friends of the Riverfront
The mission of Friends of the Riverfront is to expand, connect and enhance the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and engage river communities in trail stewardship and economic growth. Learn more at www.FriendsoftheRiverfront.org.

About the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R)
P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting the love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DSG Pittsburgh Marathon, we also run a variety of other high-quality races, events and health & fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy and active! Learn more at: http://www.P3R.org

FACEBOOK: P3Revents TWITTER: @P3REvents

 

Experience the 2017 Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race

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o-PITTSBURGH-facebookMark your calendars and get ready for an exciting endurance event coming in August! Challenge yourself in a new way this Summer and join us for the 2017 Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race presented by First National Bank.

The events will take place Saturday, August 12, 2017 and Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Point State Park.

Test your limits and take on our Olympic-distance Triathlon (1500m Swim, 40K Bike and 10K Run). Nothing is impossible!

If you’d prefer to do this with friends, there’s always the option to take on the elements and sign up for the Triathlon as a Relay team and split the fun!

The weekend will also feature a thrilling Adventure Race and Relay (2 mile paddle in either a kayak or canoe, 20K Bike, 5K Run) and a separate Sprint Distance Triathlon and Relay (600m Swim 20K Bike, 5K Run).

Rivers, Bridges, Trails and MORE!

The 2017 Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race is held at Point State Park, where Pittsburgh’s three rivers meet- the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio.  Commonly known as the ‘Golden Triangle’, this location gives participants and supporters the most spectacular views of the city. 

Having some doubts about being a Triathlete newbie? No need to worry! Six weeks is all it takes to prepare you for race day. In other words…you CAN do it!

Registration is officially OPEN so get in the game now and receive the best rates for the event. Stay motivated throughout Spring! There’s no better feeling than crossing the finish line and saying ‘I DID IT’!’

Proceeds from the event benefit the work of Friends of the Riverfront in building and maintaining the Three Rivers Heritage Trail

*The swim portion of the Triathlon is contingent on the conditions of the Friends of the Riverfront River Contact policy.

Registration Open for 2017 Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race presented by First National Bank

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Scheduled for Aug. 12-13, 2017, the 20th edition will feature more than 1,000 triathletes

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PITTSBURGH – Online registration for the 2017 Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race presented by First National Bank opened to the public today at PittsburghTriathlon.org.

The 20th edition of the race, scheduled for for Aug. 12-13, 2017, will start and finish in Pittsburgh’s historic Point State Park and will feature 1,000 triathletes. Proceeds from the event will benefit the work of Friends of the Riverfront in building and maintaining the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.

The weekend of events will include 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—is also available to participants.

P3R, the nonprofit organizers of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and other running events, will once again produce the 2017 event.

To celebrate the opening of registration, early bird pricing is available until Jan. 17. Rates are $90 for the Olympic-distance, $80 for the Sprint-distance and $70 for the Adventure race. Participants in the 2017 event are encouraged to share their training journey using the #TriOnPGH hashtag on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.  For more information or to register, visit: 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.

FACEBOOK:  PGHTriathlon  TWITTER @PghTriathlon    

About the P3R

P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting the love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DSG Pittsburgh Marathon, we also run a variety of other high-quality races, events, and health & fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy, and active! Read more at: www.P3R.org

FACEBOOK: P3Revents     TWITTER: @P3REvents   

P3R Announces 2016 Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race Age Group Winners

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More than 700 athletes from 20 states competed in the two-day event

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PITTSBURGH – P3R announced the 2016 Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race presented by First National Bank age group, Athena and Clydesdale winners. More than 700 participants from more than 20 states competed in the August 13-14 event, which featured the Olympic-distance, Sprint-distance and Adventure Races.

Local athletes Alex Drozd, 23, from Bethel Park, Pa., and Heather Melzer, 47, from Mars, Pa., won overall at the Olympic-distance event, finishing in 1:40:38 and 1:59:32, respectively. Melzer returned on Sunday to win the Sprint-distance event in 1:59:32, and David Wirth, 28, from Pittsburgh, won the Sprint-distance in 49:17 after finishing second in Sunday’s Olympic-distance event.

In the Adventure Race, Stan Strzempek, 43, from Allison Park, Pa., took home first with a finishing time of 57:40, and Valerie Christoff, 46, from Ligonier, Pa., was the first woman with a time of 1:02:01.

“With the swim portion cancelled, athletes were able to push themselves harder on the bike and run portion this year,” said Dennis DiRaimondo, race director of the Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race. “We had a competitive field this year and saw great age group finishes. Congratulations to the all the age group, Athena and Clydesdale winners.”

Olympic-distance Age Group Winners

Female 19 and Under Aryana Jones Pittsburgh PA
Female 20 to 24 KC Emerson Pittsburgh PA
Female 25 to 29 Rosalie Smith Waterford PA
Female 30 to 34 Kimberly Atiyeh New York NY
Female 35 to 39 Amanda Brodish Pittsburgh PA
Female 40 to 44 Katherine Vargo Pittsburgh PA
Female 45 to 49 Marnie Hammel Arlington VA
Female 50 to 54 Vicki Dolan Elizabeth PA
Female 55 to 59 Maria Vargas South Park PA
Female 60 to 64 Peggy Sibenac Cranberry Township PA
Male 19 and Under Christopher Good Pittsburgh PA
Male 20 to 24 Eric Belski Monroeville PA
Male 25 to 29 Tyler Holliday Morgantown WV
Male 30 to 34 Chandler Carranza Sewickley PA
Male 35 to 39 Sean Battis Pittsburgh PA
Male 40 to 44 Scott Hankinson Pittsburgh PA
Male 45 to 49 Dan Holland Pittsburgh PA
Male 50 to 54 Joe Foster Shadyside OH
Male 55 to 59 Clark Candee Irwin PA
Male 60 to 64 Francis McCaffrey Pittsburgh PA
Male 65 to 69 Bud Ringbloom Pulaski PA
Male 70 and Over Marc Liebman Pittsburgh PA

Olympic-distance Athena and Clydesdale Winners

Athena Amanda Schaefers Carnegie PA
Clydesdale Daniel Moran Canonsburg PA

Sprint-distance Age Group Winners

Female 19 and Under Lauryn McKenna Pittsburgh PA
Female 20 to 24 Rebecca Arturo Butler PA
Female 25 to 29 Amanda Downey Pittsburgh PA
Female 30 to 34 Kerry Bovich Washington DC
Female 35 to 39 Kimberly Ryan Pittsburgh PA
Female 40 to 44 Stefanie Guillon Murrysville PA
Female 45 to 49 Tina Reed Pittsburgh PA
Female 50 to 54 Holly Bernardi Mc Donald PA
Female 55 to 59 Elizabeth Ward Hale Oakdale PA
Female 60 to 64 Colleen Kilbert Toledo OH
Female 70 and Over Marva Schurko Wexford PA
Male 19 and Under Joseph Schlich Steubenville OH
Male 20 to 24 Alexander Comerci Sewickley PA
Male 25 to 29 Jeffrey McCauley Verona PA
Male 30 to 34 James Breisinger  
Male 35 to 39 Sean Battis Pittsburgh PA
Male 40 to 44 Ramses Ayala Frederick MD
Male 45 to 49 Edward Slovenkay Brecksville OH
Male 50 to 54 Greg Christiansen Pittsburgh PA
Male 55 to 59 Alan Hertzberg Sewickley PA
Male 60 to 64 JEFFREY RECKER Pittsburgh PA
Male 65 to 69 Bob Scherrer Pittsburgh PA
Male 70 and Over Ron McCloskey Washington PA

Sprint-distance Athena and Clydesdale Winners

Athena Adelle Copeland Coraopolis PA
Clydesdale Daniel Moran Canonsburg PA

Adventure Race Age Group Winners

Female 19 and Under Elizabeth Woodwell Pittsburgh PA
Female 20 to 24 Julia Saintz Greenbelt MD
Female 25 to 29 Heather Teprovich Pittsburgh PA
Female 30 to 34 Katherine Schott Pittsburgh PA
Female 35 to 39 Debra Curran East Brady PA
Female 40 to 44 Erin Dalton Pittsburgh PA
Female 45 to 49 Heather Slater Cranberry Township PA
Female 50 to 54 Rhonda Merhaut Gibsonia PA
Female 55 to 59 Sara Halo Venetia PA
Female 60 to 64 Carol Taylor Monongahela PA
Female 65 to 69 Cindy Lesker Bethel Park PA
Male 19 and Under Matthew Dorfner Bridgeville PA
Male 20 to 24 Luke Maffei Danville PA
Male 25 to 29 Colin Tudor Canonsburg PA
Male 30 to 34 Edward Meeks Carlisle PA
Male 35 to 39 Michael P. Jackson Wexford PA
Male 40 to 44 Paul Humphreys Pittsburgh PA
Male 45 to 49 Jeff Koontz Pittsburgh PA
Male 50 to 54 Bond, James Bond Pittsburgh PA
Male 55 to 59 Daniel Miller Morgantown WV
Male 60 to 64 John Snyder Slippery Rock PA
Male 65 to 69 William Cole Lisbon OH

Adventure Race Athena and Clydesdale Winners

Athena Rebekah Hughey Chapel Hill
Clydesdale John Dunkelberger Northumberland

Click here for complete results.

Proceeds from this event benefited the work of the Friends of the Riverfront in building and maintaining the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. For more information, visit: http://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: http://www.PittsburghTriathlon.org.

FACEBOOK: Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race TWITTER @PghTriathlon

About P3R
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

FACEBOOK: P3Revents TWITTER: @P3REvents

Melzer Wins Back-to-back Events, Wirth Takes Home First at the Pittsburgh Triathlon Sprint Distance Event

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More than 340 athletes competed in final day of events at 19th Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race; proceeds of the event benefit Friends of the Riverfront

PITTSBURGH – After finishing first and second in yesterday’s Olympic-distance event, Heather Melzer and David Wirth returned to take home first place in today’s Sprint Distance event at the Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race presented by First National Bank. With the swim portion cancelled, athletes completed in a duathlon with a 20K bike ride, followed by a 5K run.

Melzer, 47, from Mars, Pa., who won yesterday’s women’s Olympic-distance in 1:59:32, returned for a double victory finishing the Sprint-distance in 57:11. Lindy Drugatz, 33, from West Mifflin, Pa. finished second in 1:01:01, and Cristin McDermott, 31, of Pittsburgh, finished third in 1:03:26.

“Today’s better weather made a big difference in my race,” Melzer said. “I’m looking forward to competing next month at the ITU Triathlon World Championships in Mexico.”
Wirth, 28, from Pittsburgh, won the Sprint-distance in 49:17 after finishing second in yesterday’s Olympic-distance event. Following closely behind Wirth, Eric Burnett, 32, from Pittsburgh, finished in 49:58, and Zach Leachman, 15, from Mars, PA finished in 50:54.

“Today’s weather was a lot cooler,” Wirth said. “There was a lot of cheering today. I love that this is a community event.”

Team Pro Bike+Run Tri won the Sprint Distance Relay in 51:45. More than 800 triathletes competed in the two-day event, which benefited Friends of the Riverfront and its work in building and maintaining the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.

19th Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race
August 14, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA

Sprint Distance (20K Bike and 5K Run)

Men
1 David Wirth Pittsburgh, PA 49:17
2 Eric Burnett Pittsburgh, PA 49:58
3 Zach Leachman Mars, PA 50:54
4 Edward Slovenkay Brecksville, OH 52:50
5 Joseph Schlich Steubenville, OH 53:20

Women
1 Heather Melzer Mars, PA 57:11
2 Lindy Drugatz West Mifflin, PA 1:01:01
3 Cristin McDermott Pittsburgh, PA 1:03:26
4 Kerry Bovich Washington D.C. 1:03:27
5 Amanda Downey Pittsburgh, PA 1:04:22

For complete results, go to www.PittsburghTriathlon.org. For questions about timing or results, please email J&A Racing at timing@jandaracing.com.

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: http://www.PittsburghTriathlon.org.
FACEBOOK: Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race TWITTER @PghTriathlon

About P3R
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
FACEBOOK: P3Revents TWITTER: @P3REvents

Local Runners Drozd, Melzer Win Olympic-distance Event at Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race

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Strzempek, Christoff win Adventure Race; more than 300 athletes compete in first day of Pittsburgh Triathlon events at Point State Park

PITTSBURGH – On a steamy, humid morning, more than 300 athletes competed in the first day of events at the 19th Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure presented by First National Bank. With the water activities cancelled for the weekend, athletes in the Olympic-distance and Adventure events raced in a duathlon with a bike time trial start followed by a run, which finished in Point State Park.

Alex Drozd, 23, from Bethel Park, Pa., and Heather Melzer, 47, from Mars, Pa., prevailed at the Olympic-distance and took home first finishing in 1:40:38 and 1:59:32, respectively.

“I never thought I would come in first,” Drozd said, who competed in his first Pittsburgh Triathlon today. “The competition was really strong. I was happy with my finish.”

Following closely behind Drozd was David Wirth, 28, from Pittsburgh, finishing second in 1:41:03. Ben Erdeljac, 38, from Pittsburgh, Pa., took home third place with 1:46:14.

Melzer finished more than eight minutes ahead of Lauryn Falcone, 26, from Morgantown, WV, who finished in second with a time of 2:07:29. Melissa Hersh, 39, from Ellicott City, MD, came in third with a time of 2:10:51.

In the Adventure Race, Stan Strzempek, 43, from Allison Park, Pa., took home first with a finishing time of 57:40, and Valerie Christoff, 46, from Ligonier, Pa., was the first woman with a time of 1:02:01.

Strzempek beat Michael Cole, 35, from Pittsburgh, who finished in 58:03 and Tim Spang, 48, from Gibsonia, Pa., who finished in 59:48.

“I used a tactical approach and waited until everyone went out on the bike portion,” Stzempek said. “I saw people in front of me, and I gave it my all to catch them. Riding up the HOV lane is a true test.”

Elizabeth Frame, 47, of Downingtown, Pa., and Edna Spang, 48, of Gibsonia, Pa. finished in second (1:03:57) and third (1:04:34).

“I was sad about the water portion being canceled, but I appreciated everyone looking out for the safety of the athletes,” Christoff said.

For complete results, go to http://www.PittsburghTriathlon.org. Events continue tomorrow with the Sprint Distance starting at 7:30 a.m. at Point State Park.

For questions about timing or results, please email  J&A Racing at timing@jandaracing.com.

19th Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race
August 13, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA

Olympic-distance (40K Bike and 10K Run)

Men
1  Alex Drozd Bethel Park, PA 1:40:38
2  David Wirth Pittsburgh, PA 1:41:03
3  Ben Erdeljac Pittsburgh, PA 1:46:14
4  Chandler Carranza Sewickley, PA 1:48:54
5  Sean Battis Pittsburgh, PA 1:49:29

Women
1  Heather Melzer Mars, PA 1:59:32
2  Lauryn Falcone Morgantown, WV 2:07:29
3  Melissa Hersh Ellicott City, MD 2:10:51
4  Rosalie Smith Waterford, PA 2:14:03
5  KC Emerson Pittsburgh, PA 2:14:08

Adventure Race (20K Bike and 5K Run)

Men
1  Stan Strzempek Allison Park, PA 57:40
2  Michael Cole Pittsburgh, PA 58:03
3  Tim Spang Gibsonia, PA 59:48
4  Paul Humphreys Pittsburgh, PA 1:00:25
5  James Bond Pittsburgh, PA 1:01:21

Women
1  Valerie Christoff Ligonier, PA 1:02:01
2  Elizabeth Frame Downingtown, PA 1:03:57
3  Edna Spang Gibsonia, PA 1:04:34
4  Rhonda Merhaut Gibsonia, PA 1:10:06
5  Heather Slater Cranberry Twp., PA 1:10:20

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: http://www.PittsburghTriathlon.org.
FACEBOOK: Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race TWITTER @PghTriathlon

About P3R
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
FACEBOOK: P3Revents TWITTER: @P3REvents

Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race Water Portions Cancelled Due to Rain

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Saturday and Sunday events will proceed as duathlon with time trial bike start; expected new start times posted

(PITTSBURGH) – Due to recent rainfall and the Pittsburgh Triathlon’s water contact policy, the water activities for the Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race, Aug. 13-14, are cancelled. The event will proceed as a duathlon (cycling and running) with a time trial bike start.

The bike and run distances of each event will remain the same (Olympic, Adventure and Sprint distances). The start of the event will begin at the transition zone in Point State Park with bicycles released every 3 seconds. The event is still a sanctioned event, and participants are eligible for age group scoring. The updated schedule of events with expected start times is listed below.

UPDATED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS WITH WATER CANCELLATION:

Saturday, August 13

7:00 a.m. Olympic-distance Triathlon bike start
Transition Area, Point State Park

7:30 a.m. Adventure Race bike start
Transition Area, Point State Park

9:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony
Finish Line Stage, Point State Park

Sunday, August 14

7:30 a.m. Sprint-distance Triathlon bike start
Transition Area, Point State Park

9:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony
Finish Line Stage, Point State Park

The Pittsburgh Triathlon’s water contact policy is designed to protect swimmers from swimming in the river when ALCOSAN’s Sewer Overflow Advisory Key (SOAK) system indicates a current overflow status of area waterways. Click here to view the policy.

Please note: Media credentials are required for admission to all Pittsburgh Triathlon events. News media who wish to apply for media credentials for the 2016 Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race will need to email your request to Kelsey Jackson at Kelsey.Jackson@P3R.org.

Media Guide: Click here to view the 2016 Media Guide.

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: http://www.PittsburghTriathlon.org.

FACEBOOK: Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race TWITTER @PghTriathlon

About P3R
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

FACEBOOK: P3Revents TWITTER: @P3REvents

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