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Great Race Registration Opens

Registration Opens for Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great on Feb. 15 with Special Opening Pricing 
Scheduled for Sept. 28-29, this year’s One Great Weekend will include a 10K, 5K, Family Fun Run, Tot Trot and Diaper Dash 

PITTSBURGH – Registration for the 47th annual Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and 29th annual Dollar Bank Junior Great Race will open on Feb. 15. To celebrate the return of this must-do Pittsburgh fall tradition, P3R is offering a limited-time, special opening pricing for the 5K and 10K.  

More than 10,000 are expected to cross the finish line in historic Point State Park during this year’s One Great Weekend, scheduled for Sept. 28-29. The event has become a cherished tradition in the City of Pittsburgh, drawing participants from more than 30 states and several countries each year. The 2024 weekend of events includes something for the entire family including a 10K and 5K on Sunday preceded by a One-Mile Race, Tot Trot and Diaper Dash on Saturday.   

"As one of Pittsburgh’s oldest-running races, the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race and Dollar Bank Junior Great Race has a rich history of bringing together our community and fostering a sense of camaraderie," said Brian Katze, race director. "With the special pricing, we hope to encourage even more individuals to join us for a day of fitness, fun, and celebration." 

Registration for the 5K and 10K will have a special pricing of $25 on Feb. 15 - 16 and will increase to $30 on Feb. 17. All Dollar Bank Junior Great Race events will be $10. All participants will receive a race shirt and medal for their accomplishments. The event will once again offer the One Great Challenge, which is an opportunity for runners to complete both the 5K and 10K races while earning a bonus medal in addition to the 5K and 10K medals.   

This year's Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race is sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Allegheny Health Network and Dollar Bank. Proceeds from the popular fall fitness classic will continue to support amyloidosis research and advocacy. Each year, the Great Race donates $1 from every Great Race and Junior Great Race registration to the Richard S. Caliguiri Amyloidosis Fund, a fund held by the Pittsburgh Foundation that is dedicated to supporting medical research. 

To register for the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race or the Dollar Bank Junior Great Race, please visit rungreatrace.com

CONTACT:  Kelsey Emch, Public Relations Specialist,  412-586-7785 or kelsey.emch@P3R.org 

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About the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race 

 Each year on the last Sunday of September, the starting gun sounds for a world-class road race that has become a true Pittsburgh tradition for the past 44 years. The Great Race – established as a 10K race by the late Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri – has attracted nearly a half million participants since 1977. Over the years, this popular fall fitness classic has grown to include a 5K run/walk, running clinic, two-day expo and children’s race, with more than 10,000 individuals taking part in these various activities annually. For more information about the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race, visit www.RunGreatRace.com 

FACEBOOK:  GreatRacePGH  TWITTER:  @GreatRacePGH INSTAGRAM:  GreatRacePGH 

About P3R 

P3R is the engine behind Pittsburgh’s greatest races. We strive to inspire any and all to MOVE with us. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, P3R runs a variety of other high-quality races, events, and health and fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. Anyone and everyone is invited to #RUNwithP3R! Read more at: P3R.org 

FACEBOOK: RUNwithP3R        INSTAGRAM: RUNwithP3R          TWITTER: @RUNwithP3R 

 

Published

02.15.2024
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