45th Pittsburgh Great Race held on Sunday, funds support medical research

PITTSBURGH — Runners turned out to the Steel City Sunday to participate in the 45th Pittsburgh Great race.

Participants could participate in a 5K or 10K race.

Courses ran through Oakland and Frick Park.

According to our partners at TribLIVE.com, more than 7,000 participants showed up for the event today. Runners came from 35 different states and six different countries.

Nick Wolk and Jennifer Bigham from Squirrel Hill were the first to cross the finish line for the 10k race. Wolk finished with a time of 29:58 and Bigham finished at 34:37.

Clay Burnett earned his fourth victory in the Pittsburgh Great Race’s 5K division, finishing at 15:11.

Jordon Hasay finished first in the women’s 5K at 16:56. Sunday marked her first victory.

Some of the proceeds raised during the great race will support medical research through The Pittsburgh Foundation, an organization that has been in the city since 1945. The Pittsburgh Foundation said its mission is to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region.

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