Run for a Reason Charity Team in the Pittsburgh Marathon in May 2 & 3, 2020

Susan G. Komen Greater PA is thrilled to partner with P3R Marathon as a Run for a Reason charity for the 12th year running! This year, take your training efforts one step further and run as part of #TeamKomen in any Pittsburgh Marathon weekend event! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

2020 Pittsburgh Marathon Information  |  Run for #TeamKomen 

Join Susan G. Komen Greater Pennsylvania as a Charity Runner in the 2020 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run, or any other marathon weekend event!

RUN FOR A REASON  |  By registering as a charity runner under the Run for a Reason program, your registration fee is covered by Susan G. Komen Greater PA. YOU commit to meeting the fundraising minimum for the event you choose:

  • MARATHON: $500
  • HALF MARATHON: $350
  • RELAY TEAM: $750
  • 5K RUN: $150
  • KID’S MARATHON: $50
  • PET WALK: $100

Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon | Run for a Reason Changes

  • The Run for a Reason charity program will transition from CrowdRise to Race Roster registration/fundraising platform. Registration and fundraising will be in one place – Race Roster!
  • All runners, including charity runners, will purchase their race registrations. Once the runner fundraises their minimum (which will now be put in place by P3R—not Komen Greater PA), they will be eligible for a full refund on their registration fee.

What this means for you…

Step 1. Register Early!

  • Komen Greater PA benefits from early registrations!
  • Receive a “welcome to the team” gift!

Step 2. Train & Fundraise!

  • Once you have met your fundraising minimum, your registration fee will be refunded by the marathon AND we will mail you the Team KomenGPA runner top. For 2020 we will pre-order the runner top and mail you your size within two weeks of you reaching your fundraising minimum.

Step 3. The Race Isn’t Over!

  • Prizes will be given to the top 3 fundraisers who raise above and beyond their minimum requirement! We consider our partnership with the Pittsburgh Marathon a major fundraiser for our 53-county service area and YOU help get us closer to the cures.
  • All runners will receive a complimentary entry into the 2020 Pittsburgh Race for the Cure. (You know… that breast cancer race/walk we plan a week a after the marathon! Save the date: 5|10|20!)
  • A thank you gift will be sent to all runners who reach their fundraising minimum by the final deadline.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

As a Run for a Reason Charity Partner, Komen Greater PA commits to helping support the Pittsburgh Marathon through volunteering.

mAY 3, 2020 | 5:30AM TO 11:30AM | Susan G. Komen at Fluid Station (Combined Full / Half) at East Carson Street between 20th Street and Birmingham Bridge (South Side; Approx. Mile 10.6)

Please CLICK HERE to register for this volunteer opportunity. 10 spots available. All volunteers receive a volunteer shirt.

Please contact Meg Dluhos at mdluhos@komengreaterpa.org or call 412-342-0500 with questions.

DONATIONS

Online Donations  |  Online donations are simple, made through Race Roster. The site is secure and no credit card information is stored. All donations are tax-deductible and will be recognized with a thank you letter from Komen Greater PA.

Mailing Donations  |  Susan G. Komen Greater PA|  c/o Marathon <PARTICIPANT’S NAME>  |  1133 S. Braddock Avenue  |  Pittsburgh, PA 15218

QUESTIONS

For more information or questions related to Team Komen Greater PA in the Pittsburgh marathon, please contact Meg Dluhos at mdluhos@komengreaterpa.org or call 412-342-0500.

SAMPLE TEMPLATE EMAIL/LETTERS

 

WHY I RUN FOR TEAM KOMEN…

“Until recently I worked for a fantastic plastic surgeon.  I was one of his assistants, his scribe, and his surgical coordinator.  Because I worked so closely with him, I was able to interact on a completely different level with his patients.  We saw MANY patients in all stages of breast cancer.  Anywhere from their initial diagnosis, the treatments, and the reconstructions whether it be immediate or delayed.  I was the contact for the hospitals for surgeries and tests and for the vendors for tissue expanders and implants. I’ve seen success stories and have even seen things take a turn for the worse.  

The diagnosis is terrifying.  You never think it will happen to you or anyone close to you.  And when it does, it’s an information overload.  We would always say, “It’s a shot gun blast of information with shot glass to catch it in” and when patients would come in overwhelmed, it was nice to be able to listen, give guidance and most importantly give a hug.

For years I have been part of fundraisers – be it 5k’s and Mud runs to just donating when I can.  This is something I am very passionate about.  

This disease has hit members of my family, but most recently I have two friends who have received scary information.  One just learned she is positive for the BRCA  and the other recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  These two have really hit me hard.  Especially the last one I mentioned.  I have gone with her for her port, gone with her to talk to doctors and even to get her hair cut. She had her first chemo treatment a week ago.

Her and I made a deal, she motivates me to run, and I motivate her to get over this “speed bump” of cancer so she can make it a memory that we can talk about when we are old and don’t remember what we were talking about ????

She is the reason I am running.”