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(November 14, 2022) City Announces Road Closures for 2022 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

Philadelphia, PA - The City of Philadelphia today released information about upcoming road closures associated with the Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend. Streets will be closed in many parts of the city during the weekend of November 18 – 20. Traffic delays can be expected. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes, avoid areas along the race course, allow for extra driving time, and proceed with caution during race weekend.

(October 25, 2022) City of Brotherly Love Celebrates a Newly Improved Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

Philadelphia, PA - Runners from around the world will gather in Philadelphia for a significantly enhanced Marathon Weekend. This year, city officials have worked diligently to expand opportunities for runners which will likely result in another sellout for next month’s race events.

(September 29, 2022) Philadelphia Moves Towards An Electric Lifestyle

Philadelphia, PA - The City of Philadelphia has announced that it is moving towards an electric lifestyle as it names Ford the official auto and pace car of the 2022 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. Ford’s most electrifying products such as the Mustang Mach-E® SUV and the F-150 Lightning® will lead the runners throughout the City of Philadelphia in all three events. Race Weekend 2022 features a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19; where the Ford vehicles will be on display and give the community an opportunity to learn more about the electric lifestyle.

(September 8, 2022) Get Geared Up For the 2022 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

Philadelphia, PA - 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

(September 1, 2022) Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Announces 30th Anniversary Shirt Design Competition Semifinalists

Philadelphia, PA - The Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy (OACCE) partnered with the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend to hold a design competition for Philadelphia artists to create unique shirt designs for the 30th anniversary of the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend happening in November 2023.

(July 27, 2022) Running USA Announces Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Race Director as a New Board Member

Philadelphia, PA - Running USA member representatives have approved the election of a slate of five board members to three-year director terms starting this month. One of those elected is Kathleen Titus, Owner of All Fitness Events, and Race Director of the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend.

(July 22, 2022) Philadelphia Marathon Weekend 30th Anniversary Call for Design Qualifications

Philadelphia, PA - The Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy (OACCE) has partnered with the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend to hold a design competition for Philadelphia artists to create unique shirt designs for the 30th anniversary of the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend happening in November 2023. The winning design will be incorporated in the shirts and other promotional goods for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Philadelphia Marathon, Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, and Rothman Orthopaedics 8K races during the 2023 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. The design competition winner will receive a $3,000 prize. 

(November 12, 2021) City Announces Road Closures for 2021 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The City of Philadelphia today released information about upcoming road closures associated with the Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend. Streets will be closed in many parts of the city during the weekend of November 19 – 21. Delays can be expected. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes, avoid areas along the race course, allow for extra driving time, and proceed with caution during race weekend.

(October 11, 2021) City and Event Organizers Announce Updated COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for 2021 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

PHILADELPHIA, PA - With the 2021 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend scheduled to return to the streets of Philadelphia on Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21, the City and event organizers announced that, in accordance with guidance provided by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, all in-person runners at all 2021 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend events will be required to provide proof of a complete COVID-19 vaccination series prior to race weekend. Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test will not be considered acceptable documentation for participation. As a result of this vaccination requirement, the Dunkin’ Munchkin Run (Kid’s Run) has been cancelled for 2021.

(September 9, 2021) Pro & U.S. Olympic Runner Will be Attending The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

PHILADELPHIA, PA - We are less than 100 days until runners discover the most beautiful and scenic course in Philadelphia that highlights some of the city's most iconic landmarks including Independence Hall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Liberty Bell Center. The AACR Philadelphia Marathon is consistently listed among the top ten marathons in the country. Joining the fun weekend is pro and U.S. Olympic runner Aliphine Tuliamuk. Tuliamuk has been a world class athlete since placing 9th in 21:09 at 2005 IAAF World Cross Country Championship-Junior Women’s Race.

(August 23, 2021) The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Announces Winners of 2021 Shirt Design Competition

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend partnered with the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) to hold a design competition for local artists to submit shirt designs for three races that will occur during Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, November 19-21, 2021.

(July 23, 2021) The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy Announces Philadelphia Marathon Weekend: Call for Shirt Designs

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) has partnered with the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend to launch a design competition for local artists to submit shirt designs for three races that will occur during Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, November 19-21, 2021. 

(May 11, 2021) City Announces Preliminary Date for Scaled Back Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

Ample COVID-19 safety procedures will be in place; American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to return as title partner of the marathon

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The City of Philadelphia announced today a preliminary date for the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, which is currently set for November 19 - 21, 2021. While City officials continue to monitor COVID-19 case trends closely, planning for the 27th annual running event is underway as event organizers are working closely with the City of Philadelphia on race weekend plans that align with Philadelphia’s COVID-19 safety policies.

(November 20, 2019) Mayor Kenney To Kickoff Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

This press conference will celebrate the 26th Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Mayor Jim Kenney is set to welcome those taking part in the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend on Friday, November 22, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. during a press conference before opening the Health and Fitness Expo located at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

(November 18, 2019) City Announces Road Closures for 2019 AACR Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend

Philadelphia, PA - City officials released information about road closures associated with the AACR Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend today. Streets will be closed in many parts of the city during the weekend of November 22 – 24.

Delays can be expected. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes, avoid areas along the race course, allow for extra driving time, and proceed with caution during Race Weekend.

(November 18, 2019) Philadelphia Mural Dedicated to Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

Celebrate the Unveiling of the Official Marathon Mural Featuring Philadelphia Landmarks

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AACR Philadelphia Marathon, in conjunction with Mural Arts Philadelphia, is proud to dedicate the AACR Philadelphia Marathon Mural on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 2 pm. 

(October 1, 2019) Legendary Runners Return to Support The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Runners! 

The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend welcomes back top runners Meb Keflezighi and Desiree Liden as they offer their support to all participants

PHILADELPHIA, PA - We are just eight weeks away from the historic Philadelphia Marathon Weekend where 30,000 runners will be taking on the 26.2-mile challenge that routes through the heart of Philadelphia and includes some of the most iconic landmarks.

(June 14, 2019) City of Philadelphia Launches First Ever Comcast Business Corporate Challenge

AACR Philadelphia Marathon Encourages Local Companies to Compete for a Cause

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The City of Philadelphia is proud to announce Comcast Business as an official partner for the 2019 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. Comcast Business is pleased to support this partnership via the 1st annual Corporate Challenge.

(November 13, 2018) Michelob ULTRA is the Official Beer of 2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Philadelphia Marathon is proud to announce Michelob ULTRA as the official beer of the 2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend.

(November 9, 2018) City Announces Road Closures for 2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The City of Philadelphia would like to remind residents that streets will be closed in many parts of the city relating to the 25th annual AACR Philadelphia Marathon on the weekend of November 16 – 18. Delays can be expected. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes, avoid areas along the race course, allow for extra driving time and proceed with caution during Race Weekend.

(October 23, 2018) Garmin is the Official Timer and Running Watch of 2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The countdown is on! As you start your watch on the 25 days remaining until race day, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Philadelphia Marathon is proud to announce Garmin International, Inc. as the official timer and running watch of the 2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend.

(September 12, 2018) M&T is the Official Bank of 2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Philadelphia Marathon has announced M&T Bank as the official bank of the 2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend.

(August 14, 2018) Running stars will shine at the AACR Philadelphia Marathon’s 25th Anniversary celebration!

PHILADELPHIA, PA - To celebrate its 25th anniversary, The Philadelphia Marathon will welcome three legendary marathon runners to the festivities this year.

(August 15, 2017) Philadelphia Marathon Announces New Title Partner

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Philadelphia Marathon and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced Tuesday that they have embarked on a new three-year partnership to expand the City’s commitment to improving the health of its citizens. Dedicated to preventing and curing all cancers, the AACR supports activities that encourage the public to lead a healthy lifestyle as research shows this can help reduce the risk of cancer. (read more)

(August 10, 2017) Philadelphia Marathon Launches New Story Maps Online

PHILADELPHIA, PA - A new offering is now available to those interested in running the Philadelphia Marathon or Half Marathon or maybe even those just interested in the many points of interest along each course. (read more)

(August 23, 2016) The Philadelphia Marathon Announces Debut of 39.3 Rocky Challenge 

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Today the Philadelphia Marathon, recently named one of the Best Marathons in the Northeast, officially announced the latest enhancement to its 2016 Race Weekend- the inaugural 39.3 Rocky Challenge. This new addition encourages runners to take on the ultimate Philly challenge by facing 13.1 miles of the half marathon on Saturday, November 19 and then 26.2 miles of the full marathon on Sunday, November 20. (read more)

(April 29, 2016) Philadelphia Office of the City Representative and Department of Parks and Recreation Partner to Execute Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend 2016.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Today, Philadelphia’s Office of the City Representative and Department of Parks and Recreation announced a formal partnership to produce the Philadelphia Marathon. (read more)

(December 31, 2015) GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon Wraps Up Eight Years of Success Led by the Nutter Administration 

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Philadelphia Marathon, which has flourished since coming under the Nutter Administration in 2008, yields a legacy over the last eight years of growth in registrants, spectators, charity partners, cheer zones, Health & Fitness exhibitors and more. (read more)