Nance, who ran across the U.S. in 2022, will provide weekly “Mental Health Monday” messages to 2023 marathon weekend participants; he also will promote youth mental health to Kids of STEEL and 4RUN2 Varsity audiences
PITTSBURGH – P3R has partnered with ultramarathoner Greg Nance to promote mental health to participants during the 2023 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events training season. In 2022 Nance took a 3,156 mile run across the United States to raise awareness of youth mental health. Now, he hopes to share his story and the lessons he’s learned to help participants of all ages cross the finish line this spring.
“Greg knows the daily grind and challenges our participants will experience as they train for the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events,” said Troy Schooley, P3R CEO. “We are hopeful his words of wisdom and experiences will inspire all our runners to see it through to completion.”
Through the partnership, Nance’s Run Far Foundation will be the official mental health partner for the 2023 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and will provide weekly “Mental Health Monday” messages to help participants stay healthy and on track with their training. In addition, 4RUN2 Varsity will host a webinar with Nance that will address topics including mental toughness, stress management, and inspiring others. To hype up P3R’s youngest runners for the Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh Kids Marathon, Nance will create videos and attend assemblies at local elementary schools.
“I struggled with depression and substance abuse as a teen. Running and volunteering as a youth mentor helped me get back on track,” Nance said. “I ran across America to pay it forward, and now with the partnership with P3R I want to continue my mission of sparking a nationwide movement for youth mental health.”
Before he runs the 2023 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on May 7, Nance will be available to meet and share his expertise with the public during the 2023 Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo on May 5-6 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. While he is in Pittsburgh, he also will award grants for local volunteer projects through the Run Far Foundation.
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