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Philadelphia Marathon Weekend
Announces 30th Anniversary Shirt
Design Competition Semifinalists

Seven (7) semifinalists have been selected to compete in the shirt design competition.
The winning design will be showcased during the 2023 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend.


Philadelphia, PA (September 1, 2022) - 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. 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.

OACCE and the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend are pleased to announce that seven (7) semi-finalists have been selected and invited to create one (1) unique Philadelphia Marathon Weekend 30th Anniversary shirt design for the competition.

Shirt Design Competition Semi-finalists:

  • Carley Hussain
  • Madeline Conover
  • Maria Schneider
  • Michael Conwell
  • Raffi Marhaba
  • Salvatore Palantino
  • Shane Walsh

The finalists will be announced, and online voting for designs will open on Thursday, October 27. The winning design will be announced on Sunday, November 20, the final day of the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend.

Competition Calendar:

  • Saturday, September 24 – Semi-Finalists Invited to Meet and Greet at the Marathon’s Training Run
  • Monday, October 17 – Semi-Finalists Submit Final Designs
  • Thursday, October 27 – Finalists Announced and Online Voting Opens for Designs
  • Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20 – Competition Promoted During Philadelphia Marathon Weekend
  • Sunday, November 20 – Winning Design Announced on Final Day of Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

The selection panel for the semi-finalists and the winning 30th-anniversary design includes sponsor representatives from AACR, Dietz & Watson, and Rothman Orthopaedics as well as representatives for the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, the City’s Managing Director’s Office, and the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

About the Philadelphia Marathon
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 Institute 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.

Questions? Contact Carrie Leibrand, OACCE Community Engagement Manager at [email protected]