Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon Nominated as One of the Country’s Best Half Marathons by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards


PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 26, 2024) – Philadelphia Marathon Weekend officials are excited to announce that USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has chosen Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon as a nominee for Best Half Marathon.

In 2023, for the first time since its inception, the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon sold out with 15,000 registered athletes, a testament to both our cherished relationships with our annual athletes who participate year after year, and to the uniquely-crafted course and experience that entices thousands of welcomed newcomers.

The Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon prides itself on its iconic course that offers athletes a grand tour of Philadelphia. The course features almost ten miles of urban city landscape, guiding athletes through Philadelphia’s most scenic and historic neighborhoods. From the history-steeped streets of Old City, through one of the liveliest stretches of Center City, across the Schuylkill River, up through the bucolic trails of Fairmount Park, and back down to finish in the shadow of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

We are grateful for the nomination and will continue our efforts to make Philadelphia Marathon Weekend bigger and better than ever!

To vote for the Dietz & Watson Half Marathon in the USA Today’s 10Best Half Marathon category, visit

You can vote once per day until voting ends on Monday, March 25 at noon ET. The 10 winners will be announced on Friday, April 5.

About Philadelphia Marathon Weekend 

The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, now in its 31st year, has grown tremendously since the first race in 1994. What started as a small local event of just 1,500 participants has become one of the top 10 marathons in the country. The course guides participants through a unique experience of centuries of history and architecture, diverse and lively neighborhoods, and remarkable views throughout Fairmount Park and along the Schuylkill River. Each year, spectators line the course, eager to cheer on athletes, because there’s nothing Philadelphians love more than champions.

Race Weekend 2024 features the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 24; the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, Rothman Orthopaedics 8K and Nemours Children’s Run on Saturday, November 23; and a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23.

For more information about the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, visit

About Dietz & Watson

Founded in 1939 by Gottlieb Dietz, and still family-owned and operated today, Dietz & Watson remains true to their original old-world recipes and Gottlieb’s commitment to “quality above all else.” Creating the freshest and leanest beef, ham, pork, turkey breast and chicken breast, Dietz & Watson’s offerings are enhanced only with all-natural spices and seasonings for optimum flavor profiles. All Dietz & Watson deli meats and cheeses are free of artificial flavors, colors, fillers, extenders and MSG. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Dietz & Watson continues their tradition of family commitment and to leading the industry in the crafting of the world’s best premium deli meats and artisan cheeses. The company is led by founder Gottlieb Dietz’ grandchildren, Louis Eni (President and CEO), Chris Eni (COO) and Cindy Eni Yingling (CFO). Today, the fourth generation of the family, Lauren Eni, Christopher Yingling, Timothy Yingling, Michael Eni, Greg Yingling and CJ Eni have joined the company to carry the tradition further. Learn more at