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Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Race Guide

Dear Philadelphia Marathon Weekend runners, spectators, and sponsors:

On behalf of the City of Philadelphia, I am honored to welcome you all to the AACR Philadelphia Marathon—now in its 29th year.

The AACR Philadelphia Marathon showcases the best of what our great City has to offer. 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.

With a record-breaking amount of donations in 2022 for the American Association for Cancer Research, this running community has proven that their drive and passion for change goes beyond their course time and directly into the hearts and families of those in need.

I wish all participants the best of luck and I hope you have a memorable experience in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.

Sincerely,
Mayor Jim Kenney,
City of Philadelphia

Race Maps

Road closure information for race weekend posted. Read more.

Health & Fitness Expo

Pro Tips for the Expo

  • The Health & Fitness Expo is open on Friday, November 18, from Noon to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall F, 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
  • Bring your government-issued photo ID.
  • If a representative is picking up your race materials, you must provide him/her with your bib number and a copy of your government-issued photo ID (a copy of the photo ID is sufficient). He/she will also need to show his/her own government-issued photo ID.
  • Review your bib information. If corrections are needed, go to the Solution Center at the Expo when you pick up your bib.
  • Fill out the emergency information on the back of your bib. It is our first and best source of knowledge to assist you in the event of an emergency.
  • There is no race day packet pick-up.  All race packets must be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo.
  • (For Saturday) Pre-registered children participating in the Kids Fun Run can pick-up their bibs at Eakins Oval. You do NOT need to go to the Health & Fitness Expo for packet pickup for the Kids Fun Run on Saturday. Note this only applies to Kids Fun Run bibs.

Race Weekend Schedule

Friday, November 18

Health & Fitness Expo - 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center Hall F (12th & Arch Streets)

Saturday, November 19

Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon
6:55 a.m. – Wheelchairs
7:00 a.m. – Runners
22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Rothman Orthopaedics 8K
10:55 a.m. – Wheelchairs
11:00 a.m. – Runners
22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Kids Fun Run
On-site registration and family activities begin at 9:00 a.m.
Races begin at 12 noon inside Eakins Oval (22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway)

Health & Fitness Weekend Expo - 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center Hall F (12th & Arch Streets)

Sunday, November 20

AACR Philadelphia Marathon
6:55 a.m. – Wheelchairs
7:00 a.m. – Runners
22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Health & Fitness Expo

Please be sure to bring government-issued photo ID with you.

If a representative is picking up your race materials, you must provide him/her with your bib number and a copy of your government-issued photo ID (a copy of the photo ID is sufficient). He/she will also need to show his/her own government-issued photo ID.

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall F 12th & Arch Streets

Friday, November 18 ( 12:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, November 19 (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.)

To-do at the Health & Fitness Expo

  • Pick up your participant packet (bib, race shirt, runner’s bag, etc.).
  • Purchase your official 2022 Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend Merchandise.
  • Attend informative seminars.
  • Get your last-minute questions about the course and race-day activities answered.
  • Visit vendors selling running apparel, shoes, and the latest timing and tracking technology, accessories, distributing product samples, and offering wellness tips.

Kids Zone at the Health & Fitness Expo

The Kids Zone offers an assortment of interactive games and activities for the whole family to enjoy, including face painting and arts and crafts on Friday (12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Donate your new or gently used shoes

The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend is pleased to partner with local community recycling organizations to collect your new and gently used shoes. Place your new or gently used shoes (running, casual, dress, adult, kids) in the shoe collection bins near the bib pick up area.

Shoes will be shipped to Hungary and Poland to help with the Ukrainian refugee crisis and a donation will be made to Students Run Philly Style for each pair of shoes donated.

Seminar Series - Friday, November 18, 2022

(1:00 –1:45) Meet & Greet

Jared Ward and Aliphine Tuliamuk
Olympians and Professional Elite Marathoners (Concourse Area Hall F)

(1:00–1:45) Mitchell Greene, Ph.D.

Clinical and Sport Psychologist
Mind Over Distance: Winning the Marathon’s Mental Game

(2:00–2:45) Ross Martinson

Philadelphia Runner Elite Coordinator
Pacing for your Best Race – 2022 Full & Half Field of Elites

(3:00–3:45) Bart Yasso & Bill Rodgers

Bart Yasso - Marathoner, Author, Past Editor – Runner’s World
Bill Rodgers - Past Olympic Marathoner, 4x Winner – Boston Marathon & Author
Marathon Running Over the Years

(4:00–4:30) Meet & Greet

Bart Yasso, Marathoner, Author, Past Editor – Runner’s World
Bill Rodgers
Former Olympic Marathoner 4x Winner – Boston & New York Marathons, Author
(Concourse Area Hall F)

(4:00–4:45) Mark Sullivan

Charter Philadelphia Marathon Legacy Member iRun-iCoach
The Course: What You Need to Know

(5:00–5:45) Jared Ward, Aliphine Tuliamuk and Michelle Wheeler

Olympians and Professional Elite Marathoners
Moderator: Bart Yasso
Upfront and Personal with Jared, Aliphine and Michelle

(6:00–6:45) Meet & Greet

Jared Ward and Aliphine Tuliamuk
Olympians and Professional Elite Marathoners
(Concourse Area Hall F)

(6:00–6:45) Mark Sullivan

Charter Philadelphia Marathon Legacy Member iRun-iCoach
The Course: What You Need to Know

Seminar Series - Saturday, November 19, 2022

(10:00–10:45) Jared Ward & Aliphine Tuliamuk

Olympians and Professional Elite Marathoners
Moderator: Bart Yasso
Upfront and Personal with Jared Ward and Aliphine Tuliamuk

(11:00–11:45) Meet & Greet

Jared Ward and Aliphine Tuliamuk
Olympians and Professional Elite Marathoners
(Concourse Area Hall F)

(11:00–11:45) Dr. Ira Meyers

Montgomery Podiatry Associates
Stress Fractures & Other Injuries of The Foot, Ankle And Leg

(12:00–12:45) Chris Koch

Farmer/Adaptive Athlete/Traveler
If I Can: Making the most of what you have, instead of worrying about what you don’t have

(1:30–2:15) Meet and Greet

Jared Ward and Aliphine Tuliamuk
Olympians and Professional Elite Marathoners
(Concourse Area Hall F)

(2:00-2:45) Mark Sullivan

Charter Philadelphia Marathon Legacy Member iRun-iCoach
The Course: What You Need to Know

(3:00-3:45) Bart Yasso & Bill Rodgers

Bart Yasso - Marathoner, Author, Past Editor – Runner World
Bill Rodgers - Past Olympic Marathoner, 4x Winner – Boston Marathon & Author
Marathon Running Over the Years

Bib Transfers

As noted in the waiver that you accepted during registration, bibs are non-transferable and names will not be changed from one person to another. This includes registrations purchased through online networks which will NOT be transferred to another name. 

Your bib provides race staff with important identifying information for the purposes of our medical program, as well as scoring and timing. Transferring the bib would compromise these processes severely.

Violation of this rule may prohibit you from participation in future Philadelphia Marathon Weekend events and will disqualify you from awards and prize monies. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with these policies.

Switching Events/Distance

All runners are expected to participate in the event for which they are officially registered. Bib numbers and t-shirts will be issued according to your registered event. If you requested an official change of event before the November 7th deadline and it is not reflected in this confirmation email, please bring a copy of any email correspondence that supports your timely request to the Solution Center in the registration area, where your request will be reviewed.

Need to Run a Shorter Distance?

If you decide to run a shorter distance on Race Weekend, you can wear the bib for your registered event to participate in that shorter event. You WILL be scored, listed in the official results and receive a finisher medal for the shorter event.

Please be aware that the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon and Rothman Orthopaedics 8K occur on Saturday, November 19, while the AACR Philadelphia marathon occurs on Sunday, November 20.

Want to Run A Longer Distance?

Runners who run a distance longer than the one for which they are officially registered WILL NOT be timed and scored and * WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE * for awards at the longer distance.

Runners will be permitted to officially change to a * LONGER * event at the Solution Center if space is available.

Runners who are already registered for two or three separate events can be transferred into the appropriate Challenge event.

Please pick up all assigned bibs and bring them to the Solution Center for assistance.

Changing Your Corral Assignment

  • Runners are free to move back to a slower corral as desired. No official action is needed.
  • If you wish to move up to a faster corral, please pick up your assigned bib number and bring it to the Corral Change Station in the Packet Pick-Up area at the Expo for assistance. You will be able to change your corral IF there is still room in your desired corral. Do not wait until race day to request a corral change. Corral changes will not be made on race day.

Loved Ones Can't Be at the Race? Share Your Progress!

Family and supporters can track the progress of runners this year with Runner Tracking or the RaceJoy app.

The AACR Philadelphia Marathon, Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon and Rothman Orthopaedics 8K offer runner tracking as runners cross timing equipment on the course. Receive text message or email notifications when a runner passes the digital splits at 5K, 10K, 13.1 mile and 30K.

The RaceJoy app tracks runners through their phone and will give you their exact location on the course. If you want to see a participant in more than one location on the course, be sure to use this app! To use RaceJoy, runners must carry their phones with them and activate tracking on the day they complete the race.

RaceJoy App

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

This year, the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend is offering RaceJoy for participants and their supporters.

The RaceJoy app tracks runners through their phone and will give you their exact location on the course. If you want to see a participant in more than one location on the course, be sure to use this app! To use RaceJoy, runners must carry their phones with them and activate tracking on the day they complete the race.

GPS Progress Alerts: Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.
Live GPS Tracking: Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.
Send-a-Cheer: Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in the Apple or Google Play Stores in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

(note: this app is not connected with the timing chip in each participant's bib and will not give you race times from the timing mats along the course).

Sign Up for Runner Tracking
Download the RaceJoy app
Download Instructions for Runners

Event Day! Getting to the Start Line

By Foot or Public Transportation

Center City is compact and very walkable. We encourage runners and spectators to use public transportation on race day, if needed. Philadelphia's mass transit system, SEPTA, offers two subway lines, regional rail service to and from the surrounding suburbs, and bus service throughout the city.

Be aware that local bus routes to the race site will be detoured during event set-up and the races. Several SEPTA buses currently serve the Art Museum area. Please check with SEPTA at 215-580-7800 or at septa.org for schedules, drop-off and pickup locations and route detours.

If you're planning to do a lot of "running around" on race day, please ask SEPTA about the unlimited access one-day Independence Pass.

By Shuttle Service

Shuttle bus service will be available Saturday and Sunday for race participants and spectators who are staying in or near a host hotel. Hotels will be grouped together for the morning pick-up as well as the post-race return trips. Race participants will receive priority boarding over spectators. Write your bus loop/route on the back of your bib so that you catch the correct bus post-race.

Shuttle routes for both days are designated as:

  • Route A – 1300 Arch Street
  • Route B - 1300 Filbert Street
  • Route C – Broad & Locust Streets
  • Route D - 18th Street, below Market

Additional Notes:

  • Runners arriving on or parking near the PATCO Hi-Speed Line should walk to Broad & Locust Streets to board Route C.
  • Runners using or parking near the Broad Street Subway or Market/Frankford El should go to 1300 Filbert Street to board Route B.

Shuttle service on Saturday, November 19

Pre-Race Hotel Shuttle: Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon

Saturday hotel pick-ups begin at 5:00 a.m. and the last bus will leave at 6:00 a.m. As buses fill, they will loop to the race site and back to designated pick-up points (above). Last pre-race shuttle for the half marathon will leave designated pick-up points at 6:00 a.m.

Saturday Post-Race Shuttle Service

As runners complete the race, beginning at 8:30 a.m., buses will leave River Field (24th Street & Park Towne Place) to take people back to the pick-up points. The return trip will combine several stops on the loop. Return buses will run continuously, with the last bus leaving River Field (24th & Park Towne Place) at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Write your bus loop/route number on the back of your bib so that you catch the correct bus post-race.

Saturday Return Loops (8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

A and B routes– Broad & Arch Streets
C and D routes – Broad & Sansom Streets, 1800 Market St

Shuttle service on Sunday, November 20

Pre-Race Hotel Shuttle: Marathon

Sunday hotel pick-ups begin at 5:00 a.m. and the last bus will leave at 6:00 a.m. As buses fill, they will loop to the race site and back to designated pick-up points (above). Last pre-race shuttle for the marathon will leave designated pick-up points at 6:00 a.m.

Sunday Post-Race Shuttle Service

As runners complete the race, beginning at 9:30 a.m. each day, buses will leave River Field (24th Street & Park Towne Place) to take people back to the pick-up points. The return trip will combine several stops on the loop. Return buses will run continuously, with the last bus leaving River Field (24th & Park Towne Place) at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Write your bus loop/route number on the back of your bib so that you catch the correct bus post-race.

Sunday Return Loops (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

A and B routes – Broad & Arch Street
C and D routes – Broad & Sansom Streets, 1800 Market St

By Bike

BIKE VALET will be available at River Field for anyone who wishes to bring their bike to the event. River Field is located on the south side of Eakins Oval and will be accessible from Park Towne Place, Schuylkill Trails, MLK Drive or from West Philadelphia via the Spring Garden Street Bridge.

Bikes will be subject to screening by the Philadelphia Police Department and will be held in a secure area during the events. The Bike Valet will be open beginning at 5:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

By Car - Parking Information

Paid Lots
  • 23rd & Cherry Streets, Patriot Parking, Inc., (215) 751-9696 – Closed on Sundays
  • 22nd & Walden Streets, SP+ Parking, (215) 568-4025
  • 23rd & Arch Streets, Central Parking System, (215) 563-3650
Paid Garages
  • 222 North 20th Street, Standard Parking, (215) 448-1391
  • 1815 Cherry Street, LAZ Parking, (215) 567-3744
  • 16th & Race Streets (Sheraton Hotel), Standard Parking, (215) 196-0293
  • 1815 JFK Boulevard, Patriot Parking, Inc., (215) 405-0790
  • 1901 JFK Boulevard, Central Parking System, (215) 568-4018
  • 1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, The Windsor Suites, (215) 569-0899
  • 36 S. 19th Street, Central Parking System, (215) 561-1187 *
The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend has no direct relationship with any of the companies listed. Some lots are available for parking despite no attendant upon entering, with payment upon exit.

Ready, Set... Race Day!

Safety Procedures

Our top priority has always been the safety of all event participants, volunteers, staff and spectators.

Runners will experience strict security measures. On both Saturday and Sunday, the Start/Finish area along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Eakins Oval will be a secure zone.

Everyone, no exceptions, will have to be screened in order to enter the Start/Finish area.

The start of the race will not be delayed due to lines at security checkpoints.

  • Arrive early so you have time to get through security entrances (Open at 5:00 a.m.)
  • Plan ahead, allowing enough time to get through designated entry checkpoints.
  • Before entering the security checkpoint, each runner should have their bib visible and fastened on the chest of their attire.
  • All bags are subject to inspection.
  • Only clear plastic participant bags will be accepted at Gear Check.
  • Runners should arrive with the event-issued gear check tag (top of bib tearoff strip) affixed to their bags.
  • Runners should take care of personal needs and join your corral before the first wave starts.

Notes:

Runners, event staff/vendors, and emergency personnel will be permitted to enter the secured zones at the start & finish areas.

Spectators will NOT be permitted into the secure running area until 8:00 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. All spectators must enter through gates #E-3 (Spring Garden at 23rd Street via Pennsylvania Avenue), #E-4 (24th Street and Park Towne Place), #E-5 (25th Street and Kelly Drive) and #E-6 (Spring Garden bridge). 

All persons entering this venue will be screened via walk-through magnetometers, and/or by security agents equipped with hand-held magnetometers.

All items being carried into the venue will be thoroughly searched by security agents at each checkpoint.

It is recommended that all persons entering the secured zone be fully vaccinated, and wear a COVID prevention mask covering both their nose and mouth. A person entering the secured zone is NOT REQUIRED to wear a COVID prevention mask.

If you see anything suspicious, notify a law enforcement officer or call 911.

Entrances

  • 22nd St. & Benjamin Franklin Parkway (north and south sides) (Volunteers use north side) (#E-1 and #E-2)
  • 24th St. & Park Towne Place (#E-4)
  • 25th & Kelly Drive (#E-5)
  • 23rd St. & Pennsylvania Avenue (#E-3)
  • MLK Drive Ramp (inbound) @ Eakins Oval (south side) (#E-6)

The race Start/Finish area between 22nd St. & 25th St. on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway / Eakins Oval will be a secure zone.

Prohibited Items

  • Weapons and contraband of any kind (regardless of permitting). This will include firearms, knives, pepper spray, etc. NOTE: Right-to-Carry permits will not be honored and weapons will not be permitted into the venue.
  • Fireworks (includes flammable liquids, fuels or explosives)
  • Suitcases
  • Bulky items or packages larger than 12”x12”x6”
  • Containers (glass, aluminum or otherwise) that can hold more than 1 liter of liquid. (Water bottles are permitted).
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs or illicit substances of any kind
  • Bicycles or scooters (bikes/scooters may be parked outside the venue, in the protected Bike Valet zone on River Field, 24th Street & south side of Eakins Oval – Checkpoint #E-4 on 24th Street and Park Towne Place)
  • Facial costume masks of any kind (except religious headwear).

    NOTE: It is recommended that all persons entering the secured zone be fully vaccinated, and wear a COVID prevention mask covering both their nose and mouth. A person entering the secured zone is NOT REQUIRED to wear a COVID prevention mask.

  • Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS/Drones)
  • Selfie sticks
  • Large umbrellas
  • Animals or reptiles (Exception: service animals are permitted for spectators only. No animals are allowed on the race course(s))

Discouraged items

  • Large blankets, comforters or sleeping bags
  • Backpacks, handbags or shoulder bags of any kind (clear plastic participant bags are permitted)
  • Props (includes flagpoles, military or fire gear, sporting equipment or other hard objects)
  • Coolers
  • Action cameras

Race Information

Pro Tips for Race Day

  • To be advised of severe weather conditions or other notifications, sign up for free emergency alerts by texting RunPHL to 888-777, follow @PhilaOEM on Twitter or visit www.phila.gov/ready
  • Arrive early for your event. Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon (Saturday, November 19: 6:55 a.m. Wheelchair/7:00 a.m. Runners), Rothman Orthopaedics 8K (Saturday, November 19: 10:55 a.m. Wheelchair/11:00 a.m. Runners), AACR Philadelphia Marathon (Sunday, November 20: 6:55 a.m. Wheelchair/7:00 a.m. Runners).
  • Spectators will NOT be permitted into the secure running area until 8:00 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. All spectators must enter through gates #E-3 (Spring Garden at 23rd Street via Pennsylvania Avenue), #E-4 (24th Street and Park Towne Place), #E-5 (25th Street and Kelly Drive) and #E-6 (Spring Garden bridge).
  • Be sure to check out our storyboard maps for both the AACR Philadelphia Marathon and the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon.

Corral Line-Up For Full and Half Marathons & Wave Start

The color block on your bib number corresponds with the expected finish time you provided on your application. You can view the color corral groups in the number pick-up area at the Health & Fitness Expo as well as in the corral area on race day. 

Go to your assigned color corral area at the race start. There will be a wave start according to color corral position. We recommend that you arrive early, give yourself enough time to clear security, take care of personal needs and join your corral before the first start. Do not count on staggered start delays.

There is no color corral associated with the Rothman Orthopaedics 8K, held on Saturday, November 19. The race is self-seeded using the pace signs at the start.

Gear Check

Free gear check is provided in UPS trucks located on the south side of Eakins Oval. Only clear bags (such as the runner bag we are providing) will be accepted at the gear check stations. You are free to use any of the trucks at gear check. 

You will be given a sticker with the number of the truck where you dropped off your bag and two corresponding wristbands, one to keep and one to be placed on your bag. Go to the truck where you dropped your bag off to pick it up. 

You will need your wristband or sticker number to retrieve your bag. Please enclose complete contact information inside your race bag. The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend is not responsible for any unclaimed, stolen, or lost items.  

Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon / Rothman Orthopaedics 8K: 5:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

AACR Philadelphia Marathon: 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Discarded Clothing at Race Start

Pass clothing to the left over the fence to discard. To avoid creating a tripping hazard for fellow participants, DO NOT discard clothing on the ground or on the course. The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend will collect discarded clothing for donation to the Salvation Army.

Event Start Times

It is recommended that you arrive at the race site early wearing your race number, to clear security, hydrate, check your gear (gear check tag attached to clear bag) and utilize the porta-johns at a leisurely pace. You should be in your start corral at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start of your event. You should plan extra time to deal with traffic congestion in the race area due to closed roads, volume of traffic and enhanced security measures.

The start line will close after the last runner in the last corral has crossed the timing mat. This is for the safety of all runners. Unfortunately, those who do not cross the start mat prior to the last runner will not be timed.

Race Rules

  • Runners should be prepared to show their race bib to security personnel.

  • Participants must follow and stay on the course and remain on proper side of roads as directed.

  • Unofficial entrants are not permitted on the course.

  • Only runners, walkers and push-rim wheelchairs are allowed on the course. All chairs must be equipped with brakes, and wheelchair competitors must wear helmets and attach two fluorescent flags (orange preferred) to the back of their chair, 6 feet high from the ground.

  • No participants going backwards, animals, bicycles, baby strollers, baby joggers, roller skates, scooters, or skateboards allowed. All spectator bikers will be removed from the course.

  • Due to safety concerns, handcrank bikes are not permitted at any of the 2022 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend events.

  • All participants must maintain at least a 16-minute per mile pace throughout the course.

  • Bib numbers must be worn on the front chest of your outermost layer at all times, secured at all four corners.

  • The timing device is part of your bib, and must be worn as instructed to ensure accurate results.

  • SAG Vehicles will rove the course and be located at water stops. Please go to a water stop when you want to board a SAG vehicle.

  • Participants agree to follow the instructions of race, medical, and police officials.

  • Participants in violation of these rules will be disqualified and removed from the course.

Completing Another Distance

Registered runners will be officially timed in the event for which they registered OR any shorter distance.

You will wear your originally-assigned bib and receive the appropriate shirt for that original event.

We will use the times recorded by your score tag as you cross each timing mat in the shorter event to calculate your time.

You do not need to notify us of your decision to run a shorter event. Participants who run a distance that is longer than their registered event will NOT be included in the official results.

Time

The time limit for the AACR Philadelphia Marathon is seven hours (7:00), or a 16-minute-per-mile pace. The time limit for the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon course is three hours and 30 minutes (3:30), or a 16-minute-per-mile pace.

For safety purposes, participants not maintaining at least a 16-minute-per-mile pace will be asked to use sidewalks/paths along the course.

The Rothman Orthopaedics 8K also has a 16-minute-per-mile pace.

Runner Transportation (SAG)

SAG will provide a ride to the medical tent in the Start/Finish Area near 24th and Spring Garden Streets, and emergency medical responders will attend to any medical needs.

Emergency Contact Information

Write your full name, emergency contact information, and any allergies or health conditions you have on the back of your race bib. Please be sure to print information clearly.

Race Scoring & Timing

This year’s races, the AACR Philadelphia Marathon, the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, and the Rothman Orthopaedics 8K, will utilize the Chronotrack B-Tag – a single use bib tag – to record each runner’s official time. In order to receive an accurate time, please make sure your bib is:

  • Clearly visible on the front of your torso
  • Unaltered and unmodified (do not fold or wrinkle)
  • Pinned in all four corners
  • Not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)
  • No activation of the timing device is necessary

QR Codes

As long as your mobile phone has QR code reader software, you can scan a picture of the code on your runner’s bib and link to the results page for official race timing.

While the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend will be held rain or shine, in the event of severe weather or other occurrences, information will be made available. Sign up for free emergency alerts by texting RunPHL to 888-777, follow @PhilaOEM on Twitter or visit www.phila.gov/ready

After the Race

Finish Line Etiquette

As a courtesy to those finishing behind you, please keep moving once you cross the finish line. Proceed through the chute, where you’ll be given a Heatsheet® and medal, then to post-race replenishment, followed by gear retrieval.

Medals & Finisher Certificates

All AACR Philadelphia Marathon, Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, and Rothman Orthopaedics 8K finishers will receive a medal. Important note to runners who participated in the Independence, Freedom, Patriot or Liberty Bell Challenge: Just as quick reminder that you will need to pick up your challenge medal separately at the finish line after your final event. All challenge medals will be in the finish line area.

Recovery Area

The post-race recovery area will provide water, refreshments, and medical assistance if necessary. This area is for race participants only, and you must show your bib number for entry.

Gear Pick Up

Following the race, retrieve your gear at the UPS Gear Trucks on the south side of Eakins Oval. If needed, use the nearby tents to change your clothes. You will need your bib number to pick up your gear.

Runner Reunion Area

Runner Reunion: Runners can reunite with family and friends in the Runner Reunion area, located in Eakins Oval.

Finisher Merchandise

Stop by one of our two official merchandise tents in to pick up your Philadelphia Marathon Weekend finisher gear. One tent will be in Eakins Oval near the Finish area and the second located near the VIP tent area of Pennsylvania Ave in the spectator zone.

2022 Race Results

2022 results will be posted at the link below.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing everyone at the finish line!

View Race Results

Cheers To All Finishers! ULTRA After Party.

Runners and supporters are invited to join Michelob ULTRA at Urban Saloon (2120 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130; website) on Saturday (10 am - noon) and Sunday (11 am - 1 pm) post-race to celebrate.

The first 100 runners enjoy a complimentary Michelob ULTRA (must be 21+ and show proof of race bib)

Cheers to all beer runners!

If you see anything suspicious, notify a law enforcement officer or call 911.

Sign up for free emergency alerts by texting RunPHL to 888-777, follow @PhilaOEM on Twitter or visit www.phila.gov/ready

Note:

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend staff will be setting up at the Expo starting on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

Please do not expect a response to emails for which the answer is contained in this email and/or on the website.

Instead, bring all problems/questions to the Solution Center in the Packet Pickup area at the Expo along with any documentation that would help clarify the situation.

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