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Encouragement, Motivation, and Rewards are what you will receive by joining the Animal Rescue League’s marathon team, Paws Over Pittsburgh. As a Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon award-winning partner charity, Paws Over Pittsburgh consistently attracts the most runners of any organization in the charity program. That’s not a coincidence. Our new and repeat runners realize that we’ve got their backs! We help with training and fundraising and we’re always open to new ideas. It’s why Paws Over Pittsburgh won Outstanding Performance of Race Participants and Outstanding Fundraising Performance Organization awards in the 2014 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.

By running for their rescue, you’ll be helping the only local shelter that takes in and cares for both wild and domestic animals! In return, you’ll get free registration, training opportunities, and encouragement along the way. We’ll also help to ensure you reach your fundraising minimums through innovative and fun events, as well as other opportunities. Funds raised make a direct difference by helping to provide shelter, medical care, and love for thousands of animal in need!

Click here to register to run for their rescue!

2016 Fundraising Minimums:
Relay Team – $750
Full Marathon – $500
Half Marathon – $350
5K – $150
Kids Marathon – $50



jcc smallThe Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (JCC), with facilities in Squirrel Hill and the South Hills, is a proud training partner with the Animal Rescue League for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.

Click Here to see all of the JCC programs.

Claws, Paws, Feathers or Fur. We run for them all!
Please contact Ann Yeager at for more information.