More than 16,000 participants expected for One Great Weekend, scheduled for Sept. 26-27; Pittsburgh’s largest fall race has become a beloved tradition for local runners
PITTSBURGH, PA (January 23, 2020) – Online registration is now open for the 43rd annual Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
and 25th annual Dollar Bank Junior Great Race
. The One Great Weekend, scheduled for Sept. 26-27, is expected to attract more than 16,000 participants.
“Pittsburgh’s largest fall race has become a beloved tradition for local runners and also inspires many new runners to run their first 5K or 10K each year,” said Brian Katze
, race director. “Offering a 10K, 5K, One Mile Family Fun Run, Tot Trot and Diaper Dash, the Great Race and Junior Great Race have become a ‘can’t miss’ race weekend for the whole family.”
Online registration for the Great Race will open at 9:00 a.m. on Jan. 23 with the guaranteed lowest price of $20 for the first 500 registrants. Once 500 spots in the 5K and 10K have filled, the price will then increase to $25. Registration for the Junior Great Race will open and remain at $10 throughout the registration period.
Proceeds from the popular fall fitness classic will continue to support amyloidosis research and advocacy. Each year, the Great Race donates $1 from every Great Race and Junior Great Race registration to the Richard S. Caliguiri Amyloidosis Fund
, a fund held by the Pittsburgh Foundation
that is dedicated to supporting medical research.
For the fourth year in a row, the City of Pittsburgh will partner with P3R
, the engine behind Pittsburgh’s greatest races including the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, to produce the 2020 weekend of events.
For more information or to register, visit: www.RunGreatRace.com
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About the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race
Each year on the last Sunday of September, the starting gun sounds for a world-class road race that has become a true Pittsburgh tradition for the past 40 years. The Great Race – established as a 10K race by the late Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri – has attracted nearly a half million participants since 1977. Over the years, this popular fall fitness classic has grown to include a 5K run/walk, running clinic, two-day expo and children’s race. For more information about the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race, visit www.RunGreatRace.com
P3R is the engine behind Pittsburgh’s greatest races. We strive to inspire any and all to run with us. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, P3R runs a variety of other high-quality races, events, and health and fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. Anyone and everyone is invited to #RUNwithP3R! Read more at: P3R.org