The Philadelphia Marathon has grown tremendously since our first race in 1994. What started as a small local event of just 1,500 participants has become one of the top-10 marathons in the country. Our beautiful and scenic course takes runners past historic landmarks, through urban neighborhoods, and along Philadelphia's picturesque waterfronts.
Of course, you can't forget the crowds.
Each year, spectators line the course, eager to cheer on runners, because there's nothing we love more in this town than champions.
The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Events are USATF sanctioned and course-certified.