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Get Geared Up For the 2022 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend
2022 Prize Money Increased to a Grand Total of $121,800
Philadelphia, PA (September 8, 2022) - Regarded as one of the top ten marathons in the country, the AACR Philadelphia Marathon returns for its 29th year with even more to celebrate, including an increase in prize money and the return of the Kids Fun Run. The annual Philadelphia Marathon Weekend starts with the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, Rothman Orthopaedics 8K, and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, November 19. The full AACR Philadelphia Marathon will be held on Sunday, November 20. Wheelchairs will start at 6:55 a.m. and Runners/Walkers will start at 7:00 a.m. at 22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Philadelphia Marathon Weekend leadership is excited to announce that an additional $54,000 has been added to the 2022 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend prize money grand total. New this year, prize money will now be awarded to second, third, and fourth-place participants in the wheelchair category. In addition, prize funds for ALL events: the AACR Philadelphia Marathon, Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, and the Rothman Orthopaedics 8k have been revamped and boosted for 2022 competitors.
Once again, the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend has an outstanding lineup of Professional Ambassadors who will be cheering on the runners this year. Athletes include professional runners Aliphine Tuliamuk, Jared Ward, Bart Yasso, better known as the Mayor of Running, and Paralympic Athlete Michelle Wheeler.
Ten-time USATF Champion, Aliphine Tuliamuk has an extensive racing resume. Most recently she finished in first place at the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials with a time of 2:27:23 to make her first U.S. Olympic Team. Tuliamuk also helps lead Rising New York Road Runners’ "Active at Home" program which provides free and fun fitness activities for children of all ages and abilities.
American long-distance runner and 2016 Olympian, Jared Ward’s athletic credentials include six-time All-American at Brigham Young University and three-time USA National Champion.
Bart Yasso, the inventor of the Yasso 800s, a marathon-training schedule used by thousands around the world, is one of the few people to have completed races on all seven continents.
The weekend will also feature elite Paralympic Athlete, Michelle Wheeler who will be engaging with runners and competing in all events. Wheeler is a member of the Boston Marathon U.S. Elite Team and participated in the 2019 Marathon World Championships. Wheeler claimed the 2018 Los Angeles Marathon title and has competed in several marathons all over the world, including the Abbott World Marathon Majors.
These four Professional Ambassadors will all be participating in educational talks, meet and greets, and attending the free two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19. Don’t miss out on this year’s lineup and an opportunity to receive practical advice that will not only make us all better runners, but also better people.
About Philadelphia Marathon Weekend:
The Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend, organized by the Office of the Managing Director, welcomes over 30,000 runners, 60,000 spectators, and 3,000 volunteers each year. Race Weekend 2022 features a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19; the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, Rothman Orthopaedics 8K, and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, November 19; and the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 20. Race participants pass many of Philadelphia's famous attractions on the swift and scenic USATF-certified course, which is a Boston qualifier.
**Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Officials recommend all 2022 participants be up to date on vaccinations protecting them against Covid19 and wear a face mask around others in public spaces.**