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One Great Weekend is Now Virtual

In case you missed it, we shared on May 15 that the 2020 Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race and Dollar Bank Junior Great Race are going VIRTUAL as part of the city's efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Great Race is one of Pittsburgh’s greatest traditions, and we’re excited that we’re able to continue that tradition this year in a new format!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN - RUN WITH US VIRTUALLY!

Registration is open for the VIRTUAL Great Race and Dollar Bank Junior Great Race, and we want YOU to join us in keeping this Pittsburgh tradition going! If you sign up to run with us virtually, we’ll mail you your finisher medal (which you’ve earned!) and your race shirt. We promise to be there with you virtually and cheer you on while you run! Be sure to tag us on social media and use the hashtag #MYGreatRace so we can celebrate your race with you.

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One Great Weekend September:

You can complete your race whenever and wherever you wish, but we will officially host the Virtual 2020 Great Race and Virtual 2020 Dollar Bank Junior Great Race throughout the entire month of September!

SUBMIT YOUR RACE TIME

Beginning September 1, you can submit your time on our results page on Race Roster. When you submit your results, you will be able to download your finisher certificate. Submitting your race time is NOT required and you will still receive your race medal and shirt whether you submit your results or not. Remember, you can run whenever, wherever, and we’ll keep the site open for as long as our runners need it! 

SUBMIT RESULTS

PERSONALIZE YOUR BIB

You can print out or download your own personalized bib to wear during One GREAT September. Click on the event below for your bib.

10K
5K
One-Mile Family Fun Run
Tot Trot
Diaper Dash
 

DOLLAR BANK JUNIOR GREAT RACE FINISHER CERTIFICATE

You can print out or download your very own finisher certificate for participating in this years Dollar Bank Junior Great Race!

Finisher Certificate


One GREAT Challenge, benefitting Amyloidosis Research:

As an extra — and BRAND NEW  — challenge, we invite YOU to participate in both the 5K and 10K in the month of September! One GREAT Challenge participants will earn the Great Race tech shirt, the 10K medal, the 5K medal, the One GREAT Challenge medal, as well as a One GREAT Challenge t-shirt. That’s THREE medals and TWO shirts! Plus, $5 from each One GREAT Challenge registration will be donated to support amyloidosis research. You can learn more by clicking here

Due to overwhelming demand, all One GREAT Challenge shirts and medals for runners who register on or after Sept. 9, 2020 will be shipped by the end of November 2020. You will receive your 5K and 10K medals, as well as the event shirt, in September.

We are here for our runners! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please email us at info@rungreatrace.com with any questions you have.

Questions & Answers

I want to run virtually. How do I do it?
You can head out on a run to keep this Pittsburgh tradition going whenever, wherever! All you need to do is sign up for the event of your choice here to secure your race medal and shirt.

Make sure you share your virtual race on your social channels and use #MYGreatRace to let everyone know about your race and how you are keeping this Pittsburgh tradition going!

When will I receive my medal and shirt?
Medals and shirts will be mailed during the month of September. Due to overwhelming demand, all One GREAT Challenge shirts and medals for runners who register on or after Sept. 9, 2020 will be shipped by the end of November 2020. You will receive your 5K and 10K medals, as well as the event shirt, in September.

If I participate in One Great Challenge, do I have to complete both the 10K and 5K in the same day?
No, you can complete each distance whenever you feel most comfortable doing so.
Will my child still be able to participate in the Dollar Bank Junior Great Race and receive their shirt and medal?
Yes, all Dollar Bank Junior Great Race events will be virtual. This includes the One-Mile Family Fun Run, Tot Trot, and Diaper Dash.

Will my child still be eligible for the Kids of STEEL Challenge Medal?
If your child completed the Virtual 2020 Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh Kids Marathon and the 2020 Fleet Feet Liberty Mile, he/she/they will need to complete the Virtual 2020 Dollar Bank Junior Great Race to receive their 2020 Kids of STEEL Challenge medal.
I received a seeded position for the 2020 race based on my qualifying time at the 2019 event. Will that position transfer for the 2021 event?
Yes, all seeded runner positions will transfer to the 2021 event.

Will there be awards?
While there won’t be any timed awards for the 2020 event, we do plan to have several contests with prizes throughout the month of September! Stay tuned to your email and our social channels for more information!

Where do I submit my results?
You can submit your results here. Please note: submission is NOT required in order to get your race medal and shirt.

Will the results be verified?
No, results for the virtual Great Race will not be verified and there will not be official awards or course records. However, there will be contests and other fun prizes on social media!

Can I still run the race on Sept. 27, 2020 downtown on the planned course?
We can’t tell you when and where to participate virtually; however, we strongly encourage you to avoid the official race course for several safety reasons:
  1. The roads will not be closed, and some parts of the course may not have sidewalks on which you can run off the road;
  2. You will have no support: there will be no hydration stations, security, or medical aid -- you will be completely on your own; and
  3. One of the reasons we had to cancel the event this year is to help facilitate social distancing, and we ask all runners to support those efforts so that we can return to an in-person event in 2021 stronger than ever before!

If you’re in Pittsburgh, you have several beautiful parks and trails on which you can run your race if you want to do so outside, and we strongly encourage all of our virtual runners to choose to run their race in a place that is safe for everyone. We also created some virtual course options, which you can find in the Strava app and on this page.