P3R introduces four-mile fitness challenge event for the Pittsburgh Marathon

WEXFORD, Pa. (KDKA) — On Wednesday, members of the local running organization P3R and the Oxford Athletic Club unveiled a new four-mile obstacle course challenge.

Picture a tough mudder event – where contestants shimmy under barbed wire or pull themselves up over a mammoth wall then land in a pit of mud – only this one takes place on the streets of Pittsburgh and hopefully minus the mud.

“The four-mile fitness challenge will cater to participants of fitness levels of all kinds, from seasoned athletes to those just beginning their fitness journey and everyone in between,” said Dylan Junker, the Oxford Athletic Club’s director of marketing.

This challenge will take place separately, but alongside, the last four miles of this year’s Pittsburgh Marathon on May 5. It will start on Liberty Avenue and Baum Boulevard in Shadyside, and it will then stretch along the marathon course to the marathon’s finish line Downtown.

Along this route, athletes will get a full body workout by going over things like a 72-foot inflatable wall and bear crawling under military-style barricades. There will also be challenges like pull-ups, sled drags, tire flips and more as folks make their way to the end.

Upon completion, participants will not only get the great feeling of accomplishment, but they will get a shirt and a little hardware to take home as well.

“The addition of this event is designed to attract individuals that want to challenge themselves outside of just running,” said Troy Schooley, the CEO of P3R. “Limited to just 500 participants, this event will add to an already impressive group of athletes we have every first weekend of May during the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events.”

Again, if you are running the Pittsburgh Marathon or Half Marathon, this ultimate endurance obstacle course is a separate event.

Registration right now starts at $54.99 per person and if you’d like more information, click here

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