BENEFITING: Allegheny County Parks Foundation Inc.
ORGANIZER: Allegheny County Parks Foundation Inc.
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
Allegheny County Parks Foundation Inc. wrote -
Last year was the Allegheny County Parks Foundation's first "run" at being a charity recipient and we're hooked! When we asked our first registered runner why he was willing to devote his run to the ACParks Foundation, he told us the parks have given him so much, he wanted to give back. Team Awesome showed us what a small but mighty group of committed people can accomplish with a shared goal.
The Allegheny County Parks Foundation partners with Allegheny County Parks to preserve, improve and restore all 12,000 acres in our 9 County parks. We accomplish that by raising funds from private sources, including our generous, civic-minded Marathon runners! Some of the improvement projects we have already completed include widening a large section of the North Park Lake Trail; replacing the track around the South Park Fairgrounds Oval; installing chimney swift habitat towers to encourage these beneficial birds to repopulate in our region and planting trees to improve the parks' ecology. We have lots of projects on our bucket list and our gratitude for runners with the heart and "soles" to join us in the mission of sustaining these community treasures for generations to come knows no bounds! We would love to see your name on Team Awesome!