FAQs

Read below to learn the answers to our most frequently asked questions, and check back regularly for updates! Don’t see an answer to your question? Email us at info@p3r.org.

  • How does all of this work?
    Teams of 8, 6, or 4 runners take turns running legs of various distances along the Great Allegheny Passage. Starting in Cumberland, MD and finishing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, teams will tackle more than 150 total miles over a two-day period. Click here for more details.
  • Is there a time limit?
    Yes, each team’s average pace should be at least 12:00 per mile.
  • Are hand-crank and wheelchair participants permitted?
    Unfortunately due to some rough terrain on certain parts of the trail, we are unable to permit hand-cranks and wheelchairs on the course.
  • How can we run at night?
    Multiple legs of the race will occur overnight. This requires either a headlamp or a flashlight, as well as a reflective vest. Runners are strongly encouraged to carry cell phones while they run at night and not to listen to music. We expect it to be dark from about 6:00 p.m. on Friday until 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, and all runners are required to wear headlamps (or carry a flashlight) and reflective vests during those hours.
  • Do teams supply their own vehicles?
    Yes, teams of 6 and 8 will need to supply two vehicles, one for each 3-person/4-person group. We strongly suggest vans or SUVS to give team members more room when resting!
  • Does the team need to run in the same order for the entire race?
    No! Your team members can choose which runners are responsible for each leg of the course. This means stronger runners can complete longer legs while less experienced runners can complete easier legs. 
  • Where can I find other runners looking to form a team?
    Check out P3R Events Facebook page!
  • What are the different types of teams?
    There are three types of teams:

    • 8-person team 
    • 6-person team 
    • 4-person ULTRA team 
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