10-mile race debuts next weekend

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The inaugural EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler will be run at 9 a.m. Sunday, starting near Station Square, South Side. The race course will wind through the West End, North Side, Lawrenceville and the Strip District, and concludes in the heart of Downtown.

Vonda Wright, director of the Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes at UPMC Sports Medicine and a frequent marathon runner, will lead participants in a 10-minute warm-up at 8:45 a.m. The race has been sanctioned and the race course certified by USA Track & Field.

The top five finishers in each gender will be awarded prize money. The male and female champions each will receive $2,500.

The Pittsburgh 10 Miler is sponsored by the nonprofit Three Rivers Marathon Inc. and EQT Corp., an integrated energy company.

Race packets can be picked up inside the Freight House Shops in Station Square from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; a photo ID is required. Register at www.pittsburgh10miler.org. The registration fee for individuals and teams is $65.

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