P3R (Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc.), one of the nation’s premier endurance organizations, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Nuun, the #1 selling sports drink product in the running, cycling and outdoor specialty marketplaces. Nuun will serve as the Official Hydration Partner of the award-winning DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events, one of the 20 largest marathon and half marathon events in the nation.
“At P3R, we think that Nuun’s products are the absolute best option for runners and other athletes seeking a healthy and sustainable hydration option.” said Troy Schooley, P3R’s senior vice president of partnerships and sales. “Our goal at P3R is to help every runner cross the finish line, and we’re confident that our partnership with Nuun will help our runners achieve their next personal bests.”
Nuun will provide their sports drink optimized for longer distance endurance events at all aid stations along the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon course. The products will help runners maintain adequate hydration throughout the race, offering every participant the opportunity to achieve a personal best on race day -- whether that is beating a previous race time, crossing the finish line with a loved one or running farther than they ever have before.
"Nuun is thrilled to work with the remarkable team at P3R and hydrate their participants at the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon,” said Kevin Rutherford, Nuun President and CEO. “We are on a mission to inspire movement and look forward to celebrating the achievements of the nearly 40,0000 runners along the three rivers in May.”
This organic partnership will extend beyond the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events. Nuun has signed a contract to support participants at all of P3R’s events, including the Liberty Mile, GAP Relay presented by UPMC Health Plan and EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. To learn more about how Nuun’s products will properly hydrate participants at all P3R events, visit the ‘Burgh Blog on the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon website.
The 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events is scheduled for May 3-5, 2019. Nearly 40,000 runners of all ages and abilities are expected to participate in one or more of seven events, including the 2019 USATF Half Marathon Championship. For more information about the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, visit www.thepittsburghmarathon.com.
About Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R)
P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting a love of running and enhancing community access to health and fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, we also manage a variety of other high-quality races, events, and health and 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: P3R.org
About Nuun & Company
Nuun, based in Seattle, WA, makes a healthier sports drink that comes in tablet and powder formats so it is convenient to carry and add to water, and is better for the environment than ready to drink options. Nuun uses clean ingredients and works with leading sports nutritionists to deliver delicious, healthy hydration for exercise and for daily health. Founded in 2004, Nuun was the first sports drink brand to separate electrolyte replacement from carbohydrates, recognizing the hydration and fueling needs for athletes are different. Nuun Sport, previously named Electrolytes, remains the #1 selling sport drink product in run, bike, outdoor specialty, and outdoor chain stores. Nuun’s mission is hydration that inspires more movement, and Nuun’s culture and mission have been recognized by Outside Magazine, who named Nuun to its' 2017 and 2018 ‘Best Places to Work’ lists. To learn more, visit www.nuunlife.com or follow them on social media.