PITTSBURGH – Online registration for the 2017 Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race presented by First National Bank is open to the public 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.