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The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend has grown tremendously since the 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. The beautiful and scenic course takes runners past historic landmarks, through urban neighborhoods, and along Philadelphia’s picturesque waterfronts. Each year, spectators line the course, eager to cheer on runners, because there’s nothing Philadelphians love more than champions.

Race Weekend 2022 features the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 20; the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, Rothman Orthopaedics 8K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, November 19; and a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19. 

The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Events are USATF sanctioned and course-certified.

Runner referral program: Share your love of the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend!

Refer your friends and family to join you for the AACR Philadelphia Marathon, Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, Patriot Challenge, Independence Challenge, Liberty Challenge or Freedom Challenge, and receive money back or runner perks. Learn more

Notes for 2022 registration: 

In accordance with guidance provided by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, all 2022 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend runners will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to race weekend. Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is currently defined as having completed a CDC or World Health Organization-authorized vaccination series two weeks prior to race day.

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

Be sure to sign up for our VIP package during registration - it includes private restrooms, gear check, light continental breakfast items and more!

Take the stress out of the early morning routine with private restrooms, gear check, light continental breakfast items and more before your big moment.

Offering exclusive access to perks and conveniences, this registration add-on includes:
  • VIP packet pick-up area at expo
  • Private heated hospitality tent near the start/finish of race
  • Pre-race breakfast: Continental light fare to include but not limited to: assorted bagels, muffins, toast, oatmeal, yogurts, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and juices
  • Post-race brunch with select open bar (must be 21 years old with proper ID)
  • Private restrooms, changing tents and bag check
  • Open stretching area and self-treatment area.

Already registered and want to upgrade? It's not too late! Click here to upgrade.

(go to ADD-ONS in your Run Signup account to add the VIP package to your existing registration)