On Sunday morning, September 27, thousands of runners and walkers will take to the streets of Pittsburgh for the 32nd running of the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
The 10K run - which will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Beechwood Blvd. in Frick Park - will follow a predominantly downhill course along Fifth Avenue and the Blvd. of the Allies to Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh. A 5K run and walk - beginning at 8:30 a.m. - will start at Fifth Avenue and Atwood Street in Oakland and follow the same route as the 10K to the finish line.
Race organizers have announced the following schedule of street closings for Sunday morning, September 27:
Start Line at Beechwood Blvd. to Forbes and Morewood avenues will close to traffic at 8:30 a.m. and open at approximately 9:45 a.m.
Forbes and Morewood avenues to Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Blvd. will close to traffic at 8:30 a.m. and open at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Blvd. to Fifth Avenue at Boulevard of the Allies Slip Ramp will close to traffic at 7:00 a.m. and open at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Boulevard of the Allies to Wood Street to Ft. Pitt Blvd. to Commonwealth Place will close to traffic at 7:00 a.m. and open at approximately 11 a.m.
Commonwealth Place Curb Lane (southbound lane closest to the park between Liberty Ave. and Ft. Duquesne Blvd.) will close to traffic at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 25, and reopen at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 27. Total southbound lane closure to begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, and end at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 27.
"Great Race Week" will kick off on Sunday, September 20, with the Dollar Bank Junior Great Race in Point State Park. As a result, Ft. Duquesne Blvd. (between Commonwealth Place and Sixth Street) and Commonwealth Place (between Liberty Ave. and Ft. Duquesne Blvd.) will be closed to traffic on Sunday, September 20, between 11:55 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.