Runners can now participate in both the 5K and 10K options with the first-ever virtual Great Race
PITTSBURGH, PA (August 12, 2020) – The first-ever virtual Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race establishes the One GREAT Challenge, encouraging participants to run both the 5K and 10K distances.
Participants challenging themselves to run both distances will earn three medals: a 5K finisher medal, 10K finisher medal, and the throwback-inspired One GREAT Challenge medal. They will also receive the Great Race tech shirt as well as the One GREAT Challenge t-shirt.
“My mother and I are running the challenge together this year,” said Karissa Febert, a Great Race participant. “I am most looking forward to running the 10K as part of the virtual challenge because I have never done a 10k before. I think running my first 10k virtually will help me improve my time and have fun without worrying about the pace of other runners in the race and comparing myself to them.”
The Great Race annually donates one dollar from every Great Race and Dollar Bank Junior Great Race registration to the Richard S. Caliguiri Amyloidosis Fund. This year, an additional five dollars will be donated to amyloidosis research for every One GREAT Challenge registration.
“We are excited to encourage runners to try new distances and take on new challenges with this year’s events,” said Brian Katze, Race Director. “We are also happy that this will help us continue our contributions to such an important cause.”
Runners have the option to add the challenge to their registration for just $25. Runners who are already registered can log into their Race Roster account and edit their registration
to add the One GREAT Challenge.
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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 40 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. For more information about the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race, visit www.RunGreatRace.com
P3R is the engine behind Pittsburgh’s greatest races. We strive to inspire any and all to run 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