2018 Great Race Weekend Road Closure Information

2018 Great Race Weekend Road Closure Information

by P3R

More than 12,000 runners are expected for the weekend of events from September 28-30 

P3R announced street closures related to the 2018 Dollar Bank Junior Great Race and Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race presented by Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, scheduled for September 29-30. This is the first time in the history of the races that the Junior Great Race and Great Race will be held on the same weekend.
Downtown road closures for the Junior Great Race will start at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 29. The city side of Fort Duquesne Boulevard from Commonwealth Place to 7th Street will be closed until 12:00 p.m., but the other side will remain open to vehicles. Also, Stanwix Street, Cecil Place and 6th Street will be closed between Fort Duquesne Boulevard and Penn Avenue until 12:00 p.m.  Commonwealth Place will not reopen until 1:00 p.m. 
Road closures for the Great Race will start at 6:30 a.m. and continue through 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 30. Streets in the Downtown, Uptown, Oakland and Squirrel Hill neighborhoods will be impacted. Below is a list of approximate street closure times:
Zone Location Closure Times
A Beechwood Blvd to Forbes Ave & Morewood Ave 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
B Forbes & Morewood Ave to Fifth Ave & Bigelow Blvd 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
C Fifth Ave & Bigelow Blvd to Fifth Ave & ramp to Blvd of the Allies 6:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
D Fifth Ave & ramp to Blvd of the Allies to Commonwealth Place & Liberty Ave 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Any individuals in these sections of the city who may need to leave during the race should consider parking their cars outside the area. Click here to view a Great Race course map.
RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE: Click here to view a comprehensive listing of events for Great Race weekend from Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30. 
MEDIA CREDENTIALS: While the Great Race Expo is open to the public, media accreditation is required for access to the Junior Great Race and Great Race start line and finish line areas. Media credentials are available by emailing your request to erin.carlin@p3r.org by Friday, September 28.
MEDIA GUIDE: The 2018 Media Guide is now available. Credentialed media will receive a hard copy on race weekend, but you can click here to review a digital version now.
CONTACT: Please direct all media inquiries to Erin Carlin, P3R Public Relations Specialist, at 412-721-0896 or erin.carlin@p3r.org.
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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 more than a quarter 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, with more than 16,000 individuals taking part in these various activities annually. For more information about the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race, visit www.RunGreatRace.com
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About Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R)
P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting a love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, we also manage 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. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy and active! Read more at: P3R.org
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