Great Race

City of Pittsburgh
September 24
6 a.m. — noon

One of Pittsburgh’s longest-running and most beloved races will roar through the city’s streets when the starting gun sounds for the 40th annual Great Race.

More than 16,000 participants are expected to compete in Sunday’s cherished fall tradition, which has attracted some 250,000 participants since 1977.

The popular fall fitness classic has expanded to include a 5K run/walk, a running clinic, the Junior Great Race, and more.

The free, two-day Great Race Expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center will feature product samples, health screenings, demonstrations and discounted sporting goods.

The momentous day also showcases Pennsylvania’s largest 10K event — the 23rd largest 10K held in the U.S. in 2016 — which kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Beechwood Blvd. and S. Dallas Ave. in Frick Park. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. at the corner of Fifth Ave. and Atwood St. in Oakland.

Don’t miss the awards ceremony and raffle festivities taking place from 11 a.m. to noon in historic Point State Park. This year’s special commemorative shirts were designed by renowned pop artist and Pittsburgh native Burton Morris, who attended Carnegie Mellon.

Proceeds will support the Richard S. Caliguiri Amyloidosis Fund.

Register now.

For more events, go here.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...