On the last Sunday of September, the starting gun sounds for a world-class 10K and 5K road race that has become a true Pittsburgh tradition. More than 300,000 individuals have participated in the region’s fall fitness classic since Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri established the event in 1977 as a community "fun run."
Since then The Great Race, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, has grown to become Pennsylvania’s largest 10K—and one of the largest 10K races in the nation!
A 5K run—and fitness walk—now provides an opportunity for people of all ages and fitness levels to take part in the festivities on Great Race Sunday. All registered participants receive a T-shirt and are eligible to win prizes at the post-race raffle at the finish line in Downtown Pittsburgh.
The Junior Great Race officially kicks off "Great Race Week" in Pittsburgh!
The 21st running of the Dollar Bank Junior Great Race takes place in Point State Park. Kids 12 and younger take part in the Family Fun Run – with parents joining them for free. Younger children participate by running in the Tot Trot or the Diaper Dash. Children of all ages enjoy meeting with favorite mascots, clowns, face painters, and musical entertainers.
All registered children receive an official Junior Great Race T-shirt and a Junior Great Race medal for their efforts. They also receive a goodie bag and have a chance to win prizes in the post-race raffle. Late registration and packet pick-up is available on race day.