Last year's race sold out so register early! The 2013 cap, for the 36th running of The Great Race, is set at 15,500 runners and walkers.
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 one-third of a million runners and walkers 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 the 10th largest 10K race 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 runners and walkers receive a T-shirt and are eligible to win prizes at the post-race raffle at the finish line in Downtown Pittsburgh.
In addition to presenting sponsor Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, 2013 Great Race sponsors are Dollar Bank, Allegheny Sports Medicine, KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh Magazine, Port Authority, Trib Total Media, Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, Olive Garden and ARAD.
A portion of each entry fee benefits the Richard S. Caliguiri Amyloidosis Fund.
The Junior Great Race officially kicks off "Great Race Week" in Pittsburgh!
The 18th running of the Dollar Bank Junior Great Race literally begins with a bang as costumed reenactors from the Fort Pitt Museum provide a volley of musket fire to start the One-Mile Family Fun Run in Point State Park. Younger children participate by running in the 50-Yard 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.
In addition to presenting sponsor Dollar Bank, 2013 Junior Great Race sponsors are Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Allegheny Sports Medicine, KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh Magazine, Port Authority, Trib Total Media, and Wise Snacks.
Great Race Related Activities
Allegheny Sports Medicine Running Clinic
Allegheny General Hospital’s sports medicine team has developed an individual screening program designed for runners of all levels. As you visit each of the assessment/ information stations, you receive feedback tailored to your own running needs. Admission is free for registered Great Race runners and walkers, as well as the general public, but registration is limited. To schedule a free assessment, call toll-free 877-284-2000.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Station Square, South Side
8 a.m. – Noon
Great Race Pasta Party
Enjoy the tradition of a pre-race pasta party by joining with family and friends on Saturday evening. This year, multiple locations offer added convenience and expanded menu options.
Saturday, September 28, 2013 New Locations!
Olive Garden – 9 locations in western Pennsylvania and
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown – Three Rivers Restaurant
Great Race 10K Team Competition
Rally up your friends or colleagues and enter the 2013 Team Competition. Groups of three to five runners compete in various categories for first, second and third place awards.
Call The Great Race Hotline at 412-255-2493 to request a Team Declaration Form. Be sure to submit the $25 team-processing fee with each Team Declaration Form.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Great Race Expo
The Expo offers something for everyone, including product sampling, health screenings, demonstrations and discounted sporting good sales. Registered runners can pick up their packets and race numbers at the Expo. Admission is free for registered runners, walkers and the public.
Friday and Saturday,
September 27 & 28, 2013
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pittsburgh
Friday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.