In 2016, P3R began collaborating with fitUnited, an initiative of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, on Project R.U.N. The program expanded to 9 sites in 2016. P3R and fitUnited facilitated a physical activity and nutrition education curriculum that provided children with resources to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
The successful partnership between fitUnited and P3R has enabled Project R.U.N. to expand throughout Allegheny County. Programming has increased to fifteen sites for the 2017 school year. This expansion allows P3R and fitUnited to provide more children with the knowledge of how to practice healthy habits. fitUnited continues to support Project R.U.N. by providing each enrolled child with complimentary registrations for the 2017 Toyota Pittsburgh Kids Marathon, a new pair of running shoes and ingredients for food tastings during nutrition education sessions. In addition, P3R provides Project R.U.N. participants free transportation to the Toyota Pittsburgh Kids Marathon in May. We are proud to continue to work toward getting children to the start line of healthy habits!