In 1977 Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri established The Great Race as a community “fun run.” Eleven years later, Mayor Caliguiri died of amyloidosis, a rare protein disorder in which one or more organ systems in the body accumulate deposits of abnormal proteins known as amyloid.
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.
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 36 years. The Great Race – established as a 10K race by the late Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri – has attracted more than a quarter 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 16,000 individuals taking part in these various activities annually.
|Male||29:57||Nick Wolk||24||Pittsburgh, PA|
|2nd Male||31:05||R.J. Weiford||24||Elkins, WV|
|3rd Male||31:37||Joe Westrick||24||Pittsburgh, PA|
|4th Male||31:44||Matthew Baron||30||Cambridge, MA|
|Female||34:36||Jennifer Bigham||41||Pittsburgh, PA|
|2nd Female||34:58||Jordan Hasay||31||San Luis Obispo, CA|
|3rd Female||35:57||Alyssa Taylor||27||Baltimore, MD|
|4th Female||36:17||Nicole Hilton||29||McDonald, PA|
The 10K course (6.2 miles) begins in Frick Park at Beechwood Boulevard. The predominately downhill course travels along Forbes Avenue, Fifth Avenue and Boulevard of the Allies before finishing in Point State Park. The 5K (3.1 miles) starts at Fifth Avenue and Atwood Street in Oakland and follows the same route as the 10K to the Finish Line. Click on the image to enlarge it.