PITTSBURGH, PA (September 22, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety and Office of Special Events have announced the following street closures on Sunday, September 24, 2017, for the 40th running of the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race.
This city-wide event attracts 16,000+ runners & walkers annually. The 5K has a start time of 8:00 a.m., and the 10K event will be held at its traditional starting time of 9:30 a.m. Street closings for both the 10K and 5K are divided into four zones. Zones C & D will be closed at 6:30 a.m. Zones A & B close at 8:30 a.m. Each zone will open at different times.
The Great Race 10K/5K time-line is as follows:
ZONE A – 8:30 a.m. Closure
Start Line at Beechwood Blvd. to Forbes and Morewood Avenues will close to traffic at 8:30 a.m. and open at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017.
ZONE B – 8:30 a.m. Closure
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. on Sunday, September 24, 2017.
ZONE C – 6:30 a.m. Closure
Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Blvd. to Fifth Avenue & the ramp to Blvd. of the Allies (at Robinson Street) will close to traffic at 6:30 a.m. and open at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017.
ZONE D – 6:30 a.m. Closure
Fifth Avenue & the newly constructed Oakland ramp to Blvd. of the Allies to Commonwealth Blvd. and Liberty Ave. will close to traffic at 6:30 a.m. and open at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017.
Residents and businesses owners along the course route should be advised that this major city-wide event is taking place and that they may encounter some minor inconveniences when traveling on race morning.
The 10K course starts at Frick Park on Beechwood Boulevard near Forbes and Dallas Avenues. It follows Forbes Avenue through the Squirrel Hill business district to Morewood Avenue. A right turn on Morewood Avenue leads runners to a left turn onto Fifth Avenue through the University/Oakland area. Runners proceed onto the Boulevard of the Allies via the access ramp at Robinson Street. The final stretch down the Boulevard of the Allies leads to a left onto Wood Street, right onto Ft. Pitt Blvd., and a right onto Commonwealth Place. Runners enter Point State Park at Penn & Commonwealth and finish just inside the front of Point State Park, in downtown Pittsburgh. The 5K will begin at the 3.1 mile mark of the 10K, on Fifth Avenue near the Atwood Street intersection in Oakland. It then follows the 10K course to the finish-line.
A map of both the 10K and 5K routes can be found here.
Emergency vehicles have permission to cross the race course until runners & walkers arrive and depart or when safe to do so.
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This year P3R, the nonprofit organizers of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and other running events, was awarded a multi-year contract to produce the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race and Dollar Bank Junior Great Race.