Frequently Asked Questions | 2022 Great Race - Pittsburgh

Frequently Asked Questions

Important information for all registered race participants

WHEN IS THE 2022 GREAT RACE?
The Great Race will take place on Sunday, September 25, 2022. The 5K Run & Fitness Walk will begin at the corner of Fifth Ave. and Atwood St. in Oakland, and the 10K Run will begin at the corner of Beechwood Blvd. and S. Dallas Ave. in Frick Park (Squirrel Hill).

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE GREAT RACE?
You can register here

HOW DO I FIND MY BIB NUMBER?
All participants are able to find their race bib numbers here.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR ONE GREAT CHALLENGE?
In 2020, we introduced One GREAT Challenge, and more than 600 runners completed both the 5K and 10K events as part of their virtual One GREAT September. At the in-person event, One GREAT Challenge poses an even greater undertaking for participants: you’ll run the 5K (which you’ll need to do within 40 minutes of the start of the race), jump on a bus to the 10K start line, and then run the 10K. To sign up, register for the 10K and add One GREAT Challenge to your registration in the products and merchandise section of the registration form.

I CAN NO LONGER ATTEND. CAN I GET A REFUND?
The Great Race does not offer refunds or deferrals but you may transfer your registration to another runner. 

HOW DO I REQUEST A SEEDED POSITION FOR THE 10K?
Seeded positions are only available for the 10K. In the registration process, you will be asked to enter a link to a qualifying result from one of your past races. Results must be for a 5K or longer race, in the 2019, 2020, or 2021 calendar year and 6:45 minute mile or faster for men or 7:42 minute mile or faster for women. 

DOES THE RACE COURSE FEATURE A LOT OF HILLS?
The Great Race course does contain hills, but it is predominately downhill. Miles 1 and 5 contain the most uphill sections, while miles 2, 3, 4, and 6 contain light rolling hills and downhill stretches. 

CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN IN THEIR STROLLER?
Baby joggers, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, strollers, roller skates and roller blades are NOT permitted on the course.

DOES THE COURSE HAVE A TIME LIMIT?
Due to public safety reasons, we ask that all participants maintain a 15 minute-per-mile pace. If you cannot adhere to the permitted pace per mile, there is a possibility that you will be asked to board a sweep vehicle that will take you to the shuttle drop off area. 

If you do not want to get on the sweep vehicle, you will need to move to the sidewalk, so traffic can resume. If you choose to continue after the course has reopened, we cannot guarantee that there will be medical support, fluid stations, or course marshals at intersections, and the course will no longer be marked. Participants after that time will not be guaranteed a time or medal.