Competitions



5K Run & Walk
Date: Sunday, Sept 24
Start time: 8 am
Location: Oakland
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The 5K run begins in Oakland at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Atwood Street (at the 10Ks mid-way point). The 3.1-mile course travels along a predominantly downhill course before finishing at Point State Park. A fitness walk starts immediately after the 5K run.

10K Run
Date: Sunday, Sept 24
Start time: 9:30 am
Location: Frick Park
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The Great Race 10K — Pennsylvania’s largest 10K and one of the largest 10Ks in the country — follows a predominantly downhill course from Frick Park in Squirrel Hill to Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh. The 6.2-mile route passes through several east end neighborhoods and travels past five college campuses.

10K Teams
Date: Sunday, Sept 24
Start time: 9:30 am
Location: Frick Park
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Rally friends, colleagues or classmates and enter the 2016 10K team competition. Groups of 3-5 runners compete in one of 3 divisions, in which there are 13 categories for first, second and third place awards.

 

Categories include:

  • Business/Industry
  • Education/Government/Non-Profit
  • Men’s Teams
  • Women’s Team
  • Men’s Masters
  • Women’s Masters
  • Fraternity
  • Sorority
  • Student Organizations
  • Open Collegiate

A $25 team-processing fee must be submitted with each Declaration Form. In addition to being listed on the Team Declaration Form, each member must also register as a separate 10K participant, paying the individual entry fee.

Challenged
Date: Sunday, Sept 24
5K Start time: 7:45 am
Location: Oakland
10K Start time: 9:15 am
Location: Frick Park
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Wheelchair competitions will be held in both the 10K and 5K races. Plaques and medallions will be awarded to the top male and female in both races. Wheelchair athletes must use racing chairs. For more information, call The Great Race Hotline at 412-255-2493. The Great Race is proud to partner with Hand-Cycle Assistance Teams to present the Challenged Division.

10K Weight Class*
Date: Sunday, Sept 24
Start time: 9:30 am
Location: Frick Park
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Male racers weighing more than 200 pounds are eligible to compete for the Clydesdale crown.

 

Female racers weighing more than 140 pounds may compete for the Lady Athena title.

 

Participation in weight-class competitions is optional. Participants interested in entering the Weight Class Competition must weigh in at the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Great Race Expo. Awards will be presented to the three fastest times in the male Clydesdale and female Lady Athena competitions.

 

Winners will receive awards by mail approximately 3-4 weeks after the conclusion of the race.

 

*Clydesdale and Lady Athena competitions apply to the 10K race only.

 

“On Your Mark”
Youth Challenge

Citiparks Community Footraces:
Greenfield Glide
Riverview 5K
Brookline Breeze
Run Around the Square

Highmark partners with Citiparks for a healthy activity — "On Your Mark with Highmark Youth Challenge" — to encourage children to take part in Citiparks community footraces by either running or walking the 5K distance. Each child age 6 to 12* who completes one Citiparks community footrace — or each youth age 13 to 18* who completes two community footraces — receives free registration to The Great Race 5K courtesy of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

 

* Required age by June 1, 2017


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HOTLINE: 412-255-2493