Roads to be closed for Pittsburgh Great Race

PITTSBURGH — It’s shaping up to be another busy event weekend in Pittsburgh, including the Pittsburgh Great Race that kicks off Saturday morning with the Junior Great Race.

The Great Race 5K and 10K will be held Sunday morning with the 5K starting at 8 a.m., and the 10K starting at 9:30.

Organizers say they’re expecting 10,000 people to take part in the races across the weekend. That means roads across the city will be impacted.

Road closures will start downtown near Stanwix Street at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, and roads along the course will close at 6:30 a.m. and continue through 11 a.m. Streets in the Downtown, Uptown, Oakland and Squirrel Hill neighborhoods will be impacted. Below is a list of approximate street closure times:

  • Beechwood Blvd to Forbes Avenue & Morewood Avenue: 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Forbes & Morewood Avenue to Fifth Avenue & Bigelow Blvd.: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Fifth Avenue at Bigelow Blvd to Fifth Avenue at Robinson Street Ramp to Blvd.: 6:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
  • Fifth Avenue at Robinson Street Ramp to Blvd. to Commonwealth Place & Liberty Avenue: 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Anyone who may need to leave during the race should consider parking their cars outside these areas.

Those participating in the races Sunday who want to avoid waiting in line to get a packet can do that Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Point State Park. If you’re waiting until Sunday morning, you can pick it up from 6 to 8:45 a.m.

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