The Great Race truly lives up to its name. On Sunday, September 26, 2010 it will all come together as individual runners and walkers, corporate teams, wheelchair athletes, entertainers and hometown fans take to the city streets for the 33rd Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Rated among the Top Twenty Multi-Race Events by USA Track & Field’s publication On The Roads, The Great Race attracts over 10,000 athletes annually. These athletes come from 35 states and 30 different countries. While these runners receive a great deal of attention, it is the hometown athletes who compete year after year that make this event so special. Approximately 91% of the participants live in the Pittsburgh area making the race one of the region’s finest traditions.
Information from Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership.