A record field of 15,000 runners and walkers took to the streets of Pittsburgh today for the 35th running of the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. A total of 10,075 registered for the 10K run, while 4,925 registered for the 5K run/fitness walk.
“This 2012 field of 15,000 runners and walkers sets a new record in the race’s 35-year history,” said Race Director Mike Radley. “Until today, The Great Race registration record stood at 14,500 set last year.”
In the 10K open division, Trent Binford-Walsh, 23, of Pittsburgh, was the winner in the men’s competition with a time of 30:46. Sara Raschiatore, 32, of Leechburg, was the winner in the women’s competition with a time of 34:46.
In the 5K competition, Justin Taylor, 22, of North Hills, won the male division with a time of 15:09. Kristen Leslie, 26, of Pittsburgh, won the female division with a time of 17:56.
In addition to presenting sponsor Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, 2012 Great Race sponsors are Dollar Bank, Allegheny Sports Medicine, True Runner, Duquesne Light, Bottom Dollar Food, KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh Magazine, Trib Total Media, Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown and ARAD.
For additional race details, visit www.RunGreatRace.com.