Patrice Matamoros is the CEO of P3R, Pittsburgh’s premier organization for promoting running and community health and fitness through large-scale events, races and education programs, including the Pittsburgh Marathon weekend. She joined P3R in 2008 as the executive director and successfully helped re-launch the Pittsburgh Marathon after a 5-year hiatus. Since 2009, the event has continued to grow from an organization with no sponsors, no runners, no staff and no volunteers to an event that now supports 18 staff members, 4,000 volunteers and 40,000+ runners.
Under Patrice’s leadership, P3R has expanded and organizes a year-round calendar of events, including the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile and the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. The organization also hosts several fitness activities and programs for the community, including Steel City Road Runners, the Kids of STEEL and the Run for a Reason charity program.
Patrice was named the 2013 Sportswoman of the Year by Dapper Dan Charities of Pittsburgh for her extraordinary efforts of revamping and strengthening security at the 2013 Pittsburgh Marathon, which took place three weeks after the tragic bombing event at the Boston Marathon. Patrice also serves on the Board of Directors for Visit Pittsburgh.
Patrice is a native of Montana, where she was 3-time State Champion in Cross Country and is a graduate of Old Dominion University. Prior to becoming a race director, she worked for a division of Ford Motor Company in national sales and devoted 10 years supporting charitable causes and fundraising through various events.