Every year, over 15,000 Yinzers partake in the beloved Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race. What’s all the hype about, you may ask? We’ll give you the low down on what makes this famous PGH race so great.
First off, the weather is typically beautiful for the Great Race, taking place in late September when the sun is shining. The event offers both a 10k run and 5k run/walk that steer runners through various PGH neighborhoods.
The predominately downhill 10k course starts in Frick Park, winds through Oakland and onto the Boulevard of the Allies before finishing at Point Park downtown (with the 5k starting in Oakland then following the same route.)
The Great Race also caters to those of us that don’t like flying solo. If running alone isn’t your style, then rally up your friends, family, classmates – you name it – to participate in the team challenge. Groups of 3-5 runners will compete in one of three divisions in which there are 13 categories, such as those for college Greek Life, businesses, and masters.
Finally, a portion of each entry benefits the Richard S. Caliguiri Amyloidosis Fund, making this a scenic, fun, charitable, all-around GREAT race!