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Philadelphia Moves Towards An Electric Lifestyle
Ford Named the Official Auto and Pace Car of the 2022 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend
Philadelphia, PA (September 29, 2022) - 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.
The City of Philadelphia said last year that it’s working towards eliminating emissions in the buildings, energy, transportation, and waste sectors by 2050. Those goals include the city transitioning around 6,400 vehicles to clean and electric cars as laid out in its Clean Fleet Plan.
Nationally, transportation is the largest source of carbon emissions. Currently representing about 13% of the municipal government’s carbon footprint, vehicle emissions are an important area to tackle to achieve the City’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. Across the country, government agencies and auto manufacturers such as Ford, are also getting in the game and seeing the benefits of doing so.
Chairman of the Philadelphia Ford Dealer Advertising Fund and President of Haldeman Ford, Scott Haldeman said, “We are partnering with the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend because we believe in the economic and environmental health of our community and look forward to a prosperous tomorrow. It’s events like these that show how successful we can be when we bring people together for the betterment of the community. And it’s our EV vehicles like the F-150 Lightning® and the Mustang Mach-E® that begin the process of building a cleaner, healthier world for today and into the future.”
With the additional $54,000 added to the prize money grand total, exceptional Expo exhibits such as Ford, outstanding Professional Ambassadors, and the return of the Kids Fun Run, the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend celebrates its 29th year with many reasons to rejoice. The 2022 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend will start 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.
Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan. Founded by Henry Ford in 1903, the company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and luxury cars under its Lincoln brand.
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 COVID-19 and wear a face mask around others in public spaces. **