Since its inception in 2008, P3R has consistently supported elite athlete development and now awards more than $150,000 to athletes during its calendar of events, including the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, GNC Live Well Liberty Mile and EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler.
P3R's American Development Program is an initiative designed to increase exposure and racing opportunities for emerging American professional runners for more information about the program visit P3R.org.
America’s fastest milers will compete for a $30,000 prize purse at this year’s GNC Live Well Liberty Mile.
Male athletes seeking entry into the Professional race of the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile must have run 4:01:00 or faster for a mile on the track (or 3:43.7 or faster for 1500m) in 2015 or 2016.
Females athletes seeking entry into the professional race of the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile must have 4:45:0 or faster for a mile on the track (or 4:25.4 or faster for 1500m) in 2015 or 2016.
If you (or an athlete you represent) meet the above criteria and would like to be considered for invitation to the professional field please email Ryan Hogan, P3R’s elite athlete coordinator, at ryan.hogan@P3R.org. Please allow up to five business days for a response.
Click here to view the prize purse.
Men's event record: 3:59, set by Craig Miller in 2012 and Jordan McNamara in 2015
Women's event record: 4:32, set by Heather Kampf in 2013
P3R has a zero tolerance drug policy.
Athletes who participate in P3R events may be subject to drug testing conducted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Athletes with positive drug test results will forfeit any prize money and will be disqualified from the P3R event in which such athlete participated.