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2022 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend COVID-19 Policy

(updated January 27, 2022)


The 2022 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend is scheduled for Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20. The information on this page reflects event policies that align with evolving guidance and requirements from the City of Philadelphia as of January 31, 2022. The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend COVID-19 policy will continue to evolve based on city guidelines.

In accordance with guidance provided by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, all 2022 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend runners will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to race weekend. Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is currently defined as having completed a CDC or World Health Organization-authorized vaccination series two weeks prior to race day.

Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test will not be considered acceptable documentation for participation.

The Kids Fun Run will be open to fully vaccinated children 5 and older. Philadelphia Department of Public Health guidance for COVID-19 vaccination of children can be found at

At this time, proof of vaccination is necessary to ensure athlete safety and public health because runners cannot be expected and will not be required to wear face masks while running. Athletes will be required to wear face masks in other areas near the start and finish line areas in accordance with established City masking guidelines. Participating athletes will be permitted to remove face masks once inside runner corrals while warming up, and while on the racecourse. All race day staff, volunteers, and spectators will be required to wear a face mask while inside of the start/finish area footprint. Masks will be made available onsite as needed.

For domestic U.S. participants:

The CDC offers an online tool to find vaccination sites/clinics by vaccine type.

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health offers additional guidance for vaccination sites online.

For international Participants:

All international travelers should consult the list of approved vaccinations on the World Health Organization site at

For Canadian participants: Mixed doses will be acceptable.

Vaccination proof:

Individuals should be prepared to display proof of identification with a government issued ID (driver’s license or passport) along with proof of vaccination in the form of an immunization record issued by a government entity or accredited healthcare facility.

Acceptable forms of proof include the original document, a photocopy, or digital image on a smartphone, tablet or other device. The immunization record must include the name of the individual matching their government issued photo identification, the date of vaccination(s), and a serial number or batch number of the dose given.

This policy recognizes COVID-19 vaccines fully approved or authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration Opens a Dialog (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

If a person received a vaccine not approved or recognized for emergency use by the FDA or the WHO, they will not be permitted to race.

We will be providing instructions on uploading your proof of vaccination at a later date.

Check back for updates.