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(Updated: July 12, 2021)

The City of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend will be held from November 19 to 21 at a reduced capacity. We are excited for the return of an iconic Philadelphia running event and are committed to creating the safest environment possible for our staff, athletes, volunteers and partners.

The AACR Philadelphia Marathon, Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, the Rothman Orthopaedics 8K, and the Liberty/Freedom/Patriot and Independence Challenges will be offering a virtual option for those who wish to participate from a location of your choice. Virtual runners will have the month of November to complete their run. For additional marathon weekend details, go to our FAQ section.

If you register to run an in-person event, you may choose to transfer into a virtual race up until registration closes. Refunds will not be provided to those who go from an in-person race to virtual race. If you register for a virtual race, you will be given the option to transfer to an in-person event at the current registration price using your RunSignUp profile, if space is still available.

A virtual option is available for those who wish to participate from a location of their choice and will have the month of November to complete their run. Virtual participants are not eligible for age group awards or cash prizes, but will receive a long sleeve technical shirt, a finisher certificate (digital) and a finisher medal.

Note that the 2021 the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon in-person event will begin 30 minutes earlier than normal (7:00 a.m.)

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