Want to Run in the Pittsburgh Marathon But Your Event is Sold Out? Spaces Still Available on Team Salvation Army

Mar 23, 2011, 07:15 ET from The Salvation Army

CARNEGIE, Pa., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Want to run in the Pittsburgh Marathon, but your event is sold out?  A few spaces are still available if you race for charity.  Compete in the name of The Salvation Army and make a difference in the lives of needy Western Pennsylvania children.

By registering for Team Salvation Army, your benefits are huge.  You will receive free entry into the 2011 Pittsburgh Marathon; admission to a pre-race pasta party on May 14th; a Salvation Army Team t-shirt; admission to Charity Village at finish line; and most importantly having the satisfaction of helping local vulnerable children and youth.

To reserve your spot in one of the marathon events, you can fundraise for Team Salvation Army at these levels: full marathon is $500; half marathon is $300; and a relay team is $750.  100% of the entrance fee is donated directly to The Salvation Army's Western Pennsylvania Division to support youth programming.

For more information, log onto to http://www.active.com/donate/the_salvation_army. To register, contact Melissa Wagner, Divisional Director of Fundraising at 412-446-1644 or melissa_wagner@use.salvationarmy.org.

Both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England, in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 124 countries worldwide.  The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log onto www.salvationarmy-wpa.org.  The Salvation Army ... Doing the most good . . . for the most people . . . in the most need.

SOURCE The Salvation Army