More than 7,000 Runners and Walkers Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race
September 25, 2022
Squirrel Hill runners Nick Wolk and Jennifer Bigham win 10K, and Clay Burnett and Jordan Hasay win 5K; participants from more than 35 states and six countries earned medals as they crossed the finish line in Point State Park
PITTSBURGH (September 25, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – More than 7,000 runners and walkers braved the rainy weather to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race. A beloved Pittsburgh fall tradition and the largest 10K in Pennsylvania, the race attracted participants from 35 states and Washington D.C., as well as six countries.
“The rainy weather did not dampen the spirits of the thousands of runners and walkers who achieved their fitness goals today and crossed the finish line in Point State Park,” said Brian Katze, race director of the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race. “Today proves why Pittsburghers continue to love this event and have kept this race going strong for 45 years.”
More than 250 runners completed the One Great Challenge and earned an extra medal by completing both the 5K and 10K. Additionally, 18 men known as the “Perfect Great Racers” crossed the finish line today and an additional three participated virtually, marking the 45th time they have all completed the 10K race.
Local runner Nick Wolk, of Squirrel Hill, repeated as the men’s 10K champion with a time of 29:58. Jennifer Bigham, also of Squirrel Hill, won the women’s 10K race in 34:37, claiming the crown for the fourth time. She previously won the race in 2016, 2017 and 2019. In the 10K handcycle division, Rory Cooper, of Gibsonia, Pa., finished first with a time of 27:36.
Winning the 5K race for the fourth time, Clay Burnett from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, crossed the finish line at 15:11. He previously won the race in 2015, 2017, and 2019. Jordan Hasay, a first-time champion from San Luis Obispo, Ca., won the women’s 5K with a time of 16:56.
Each year the Great Race donates $1 from every Great Race and Dollar Bank 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. Amyloidosis is a rare protein disorder in which one or more organ systems in the body accumulate deposits of abnormal proteins known as amyloid.
Story contact: Kelsey Emch, P3R PR Specialist, 417-425-9400 or email@example.com
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
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