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Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

November 19-21, 2021

City Announces Scaled Back Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

(Updated: July 12, 2021)

The City of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend will be held from November 19 to 21 at a reduced capacity. We are excited for the return of an iconic Philadelphia running event and are committed to creating the safest environment possible for our staff, athletes, volunteers and partners.

The AACR Philadelphia Marathon, Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, the Rothman 8K, and the Liberty/Freedom/Patriot and Independence Challenges will be offering a virtual option for those who wish to participate from a location of your choice. Virtual runners will have the month of November to complete their run. For additional marathon weekend details, go to our FAQ section.

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Our Races:
Fast and Scenic

Our beautiful, fast and scenic course takes runners past historic landmarks, through urban neighborhoods, and along Philadelphia's picturesque waterfronts. Learn more

Runner Referral

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

Share your love of the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend! Encourage friends and family to join you for in-person eligible events and earn back some of your registration fee. Learn more

American Association
For Cancer Research

The AACR is the first and largest cancer research organization in the world and has been behind every cancer breakthrough for more than 110 years. Learn more

As the title partner of the Philadelphia Marathon, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is proud to work alongside the City of Philadelphia to promote health, wellness, and community collaboration. Learn more about this Philadelphia-based organization and support their mission to eradicate all types of cancers.

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