By Dave Crawley

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh has the Marathon, the Half Marathon and the Great Race 10K, not to mention the Turkey Trot.

And on Wednesday morning in EQT Plaza, Pittsburgh Marathon Executive Director Patrice Matamoros announced another race is on the way.

“We’re going to announce and launch the EQT Pittsburgh Ten Miler,” she said at the news conference. “Everybody’s bringing the race back now in the U.S. and major cities. And we just thought it was a great opportunity to being back a great race, a great distance. And I think it’s a really achievable distance, and a respectable distance.”

The race will start in Station Square.

Runners will then cross over the West End Bridge, run through the North Side, then back to the city side, crossing into Lawrenceville, down through the Strip District, and finally – 10 miles later – EQT Plaza.

Matamoros says Marathon organizers hope the Ten Miler will have up to 3,000 runners pounding the pavement.

“You’ve seen the large number of runners that we’ve brought in in the last five years. And we believe this is the next big thing in Pittsburgh,” said Matamoros.

The first Pittsburgh Ten Miler takes place Sunday, Nov. 3.

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