Road Closures Announced for 2019 Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race and Dollar Bank Junior Great Race

by P3R

More than 12,000 runners of all ages are expected for the “one great weekend” of events September 28-29 

PITTSBURGH (September 25, 2019) — P3R announced street closures related to the 2019 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 28-29. One of Pittsburgh’s longest-running races, this year’s weekend of events will feature 12,000 participants completing a variety of distances, including the Diaper Dash, Tot Trot, One Mile Family Fun Run, 5K and 10K.
Downtown road closures for the Junior Great Race will start at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 28. The city side of Fort Duquesne Boulevard from Commonwealth Place to 7th Street will be closed until 12:00 p.m., but the westbound side (river 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 29. 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 & Moorewood Ave 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
B Forbes & Morewood Ave to Fifth Ave & Bigelow Blvd 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
C Fifth Ave at Bigelow Blvd to Fifth Ave at Robinson Street Ramp to Blvd 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
D Fifth Ave at Robinson Street Ramp to Blvd 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 27 through Sunday, September 29. 
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 by Friday, September 27.
MEDIA GUIDE: Click here to view the 2019 Media Guide. 
CONTACT: Please direct all media inquiries to Kelsey Emch, P3R Public Relations Specialist, at 417-425-9400 or
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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
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About P3R
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:
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