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2014 Dick's Sporting Goods Marathon

May 4, 2014

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All funds raised by participants in the Dick's Sporting Goods Marathon will go towards one specific outreach program at TRRA called First Row.

The mission of the First Row program is to engage Pittsburgh’s urban high school girls in a community rowing program that cultivates self-discipline, confidence, team-building and improved health. Money raised will go towards covering transportation, equipment, apparel, race/travel expenses, swim lessons and coaching staff for the team in 2014.

To find out more about First Row watch the 2012-2013 video to hear the girls talk about the team at and/or go to
Frequently Asked Questions

What does the money go towards?
Your donation will help the girls on the First Row team (40-50 girls per season) have racing gear, swim lessons, equipment and coaching at practices; the opportunity to compete at local/away races; and have transportation to get athletes to/from practice. If you want to find out more about First Row – one of TRRA’s outreach programs, please watch this video highlighting the team from 2012-2013 at and go to

Does TRRA pay for the registration fee for my marathon event?
For 2014, we ask that our team runners cover their own registration costs.

When do I sign up to run for TRRA?
You can sign up to run any event in the marathon until events are sold out here:  

How do I sign up to run for TRRA?
After you register for your event (, simply go to the page below and click the black REGISTER button on the right side of the screen and you'll instantly have your own fundraising page as a part of our Team..

What are the fundraising goals for runners?
There is no minimum amount that our runners are required to raise. Below are some numbers that we might recommend aiming for if you are trying to figure out what number to put for your goal amount.
Full Marathon - $500 
Half Marathon - $350 
Relay Team - $750 total ($150 per person)
5K - $150
Kids - $50

How do I raise money once I sign up?
TRRA put together a toolkit full of some ideas and sample letters to help you get started. Check those out here:
Runner Fundraising Toolkit
First Time Runner Sample Letter
Veteran Runner Sample Letter

Do all donations have to be online?
Donations can be accepted online or by check/credit card at the boathouse. Once received, we add these amounts to your online page to reflect offline donations.

All check donations can be made payable to “TRRA” and sent to TRRA c/o Joy Nix 300 Waterfront Dr Pittsburgh PA 15222. Be sure to indicate “TRRA Marathon” and the runner the money is supporting, on the memo line.

For credit card donations you can call the boathouse at 412-231-8772 to process your donation.

How do I check to see if my company will match my donation?
Check with your Human Resource (HR) department. If you need any paperwork or additional information contact TRRA's Director of Outreach, Joy Nix at 412-231-8772 (work), 412-298-2315 (cell) or Joy Nix

When are all donations due?
You can fundraise for the 2014 Marathon through May 10, 2014.

Does our team have a uniform for race day?
We will provide red First Row t-shirts to all of our team runners. They are red dri-fit t-shirts. We prefer to have our runners and volunteers wear these shirts on race day.

I can't run, but can I still help?
You can volunteer on race day helping at the starting line or in other capacities.

We would love to have help getting information out about running for TRRA and First Row. You can pick up some flyers to hand out next time you are running at North Park…etc, or to take to running stores.

You can help fundraise by spreading the word about our fundraising page and asking your friends to donate. 

To get involved in any of these or other ways contact TRRA's Director of Outreach, Joy Nix at 412-231-8772 (work), 412-298-2315 (cell) or Joy Nix

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
Contact TRRA's Director of Outreach, Joy Nix at 412-231-8772 (work), 412-298-2315 (cell) orJoy Nix


February 1, 2014 – Steel City Road Runners Club Event. The run will start and finish at the Marathon Office on River Avenue in the North Shore. Check-in for the run is 8am (most people arrive around 7:50am) and the groups take off at 8:15am. If you are interested in running with the group you can register through From the Events/Races tab, they’ll choose SCRRC Training Runs/Events. This will take you to the calendar and then you can click on the date to register.

March 28, 2014 – Minimum Fundraising Deadline. Fundraising will continue after this date, but this is the deadline to have TRRA pay for runners’ registration fees for their marathon event.

May 3, 2014 – Dinner for TRRA runners & First Row athletes. This dinner will help prepare the TRRA runners for the marathon the next day and give them a chance to meet some of the athletes they are investing in with their fundraising efforts! Time and Location TBD

May 4, 2014 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon!!

May 10, 2014 – Donation deadline. All donations need to be received at the boathouse or online by this date. Thank you for your fundraising effort!!