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Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race

Find out about the latest news and announcements for the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race.

25 motivational quotes to get you back in your running shoes

25 motivating quotes that will help get you to the start line. Read more
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The Great Race Launches “Highmark Bright Blue Futures Youth Racers” to Encourage Health and Wellness

by P3R
The Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is launching a program to encourage children to run a summer community footrace and then receive free registration to The Great Race 5K in the fall. Read more

6 Tips from the Perfect Great Racers

Since the first race in 1977, the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race has become a favorite fall tradition for many. We’ve asked the Perfect Great Racers for their tips on how to make this year’s Great Race your best race so far! Read more
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A First-Timer's Guide to One GREAT Weekend

Seasoned Great Race vet Jeff Paladina walks first timers through what they can expect at their first-ever GREAT Race Read more
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An Allan Family Tradition

Kelly Allan and her children
by P3R
Kelly Allan's family toes the start line at the Dollar Bank Junior Great Race every year! Read more

Registration Opens for the 2023 Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race, Scheduled for Sept. 23-24

Registration for the 46th annual Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and the 28th annual Dollar Bank Junior Great Race will open on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. More than 10,000 are expected to cross the finish line. Read more

More than 7,000 Runners and Walkers Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race

Squirrel Hill runners Nick Wolk and Jennifer Bigham win 10K, and Clay Burnett and Jordan Hasay win 5K; participants from more than 35 states and six countries earned medals as they crossed the finish line in Point State Park Read more
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Road Closures Announced for 2022 Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race

More than 10,000 runners of all ages are expected for the “One GREAT Weekend” of events on September 24-25. Read more
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45 Reasons to Run the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race

Looking for a reason to participate in the 2022 Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race or Dollar Bank Junior Great Race? How about 45?! Read more to see why you should participate in ONE Great Weekend. Read more
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Registration Now Open for the 2022 Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race

Registration is now open for the 45th annual Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and 27th annual Dollar Bank Junior Great Race. More than 10,000 are expected to cross the finish line in historic Point State Park at this year's events. Read more

Nearly 7,500 Runners Return to Live Start Line for 44th Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race

Nick Wolk breaks 5K record and is the first-ever participant in race history to win both the 10K and 5K races. Nina Zarina wins the 10K and Lisa Burnett wins the 5K. Read more

Runner Feature: The Fox Family

Spanning across generations and states, Kelly and her entire family are eager to reunite at the live start line during Great Race weekend! Read more
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6 Great Race Traditions the PERFECT Great Racers Do

The Perfect Great Racers are a group of 21 men that have run in every single Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race since the beginning -- starting back in 1977! Here are some traditions they have done through the years on race day! Read more
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10 Facts You Should Know About 5Ks and 10Ks

The Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race is officially next month! As the excitement grows for the Great Race’s return to a live start line, let’s take a look at ten facts about the Great Race 5K and 10K. Read more

The 2021 Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race Returns to a Live Start Line and Opens Registration

Registration opens for the weekend of events, including a variety of distances for the whole family to join Read more
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Almost 5,000 Runners Keep the Tradition Alive in the Virtual 2020 Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race

Runners across America, from ages one to 91, represented Pittsburgh in this year’s virtual event, including the “Perfect Great Racers” who kept their 43-year-long tradition going Read more
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Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race Offers First-Ever One GREAT Challenge

by P3R
Runners can now participate in both the 5K and 10K options with the first-ever virtual Great Race. Read more

What the Great Race means to the City of Pittsburgh, and What It Means to Me

by P3R
The year was 1990. I was a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh, living in Pitt’s Tower B when I was awakened on a Sunday morning by a thundering heard of humanity running down Fifth Avenue. I asked a friend who lived on my floor, and who happened to be a member of Pitt’s cross county team Read more
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2020 Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race Weekend Goes Virtual

PITTSBURGH (May 15, 2020) — The City of Pittsburgh has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race and Dollar Bank Junior Great Race, originally scheduled for Sept. 26 and 27. Read more
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Registration Now Open for 2020 Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race

by P3R
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 Read more