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The Freedom Challenge

This is the ultimate fitness challenge!

Make sure you bring extra pairs of running shoes because you will be running all weekend long. Start with the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon early Saturday morning, and keep it rolling in the Rothman Orthopaedics 8K a few hours later. 

Then on Sunday compete in the AACR Philadelphia Marathon.

Forget about seeing the sights – you won’t have the time! This is certainly not for the faint of heart, but if you finish all three races you will earn the prestigious Freedom Challenge Medal.

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:

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Officials recommend all 2022 participants be up to date on vaccinations protecting them against Covid19 and wear a face mask around others in public spaces.

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)

Dates and Start Times

Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon
November 19, 2022
6:55 a.m. - Wheelchairs
7:00 a.m. - Runners/Walkers
11:30 a.m. - End time

Rothman Orthopaedics 8K
November 19, 2022
10:55 a.m. - Wheelchairs
11:00 a.m. - Runners/Walkers

AACR Philadelphia Marathon
November 20, 2022
6:55 a.m. - Wheelchairs
7:00 a.m. - Runners/Walkers

Location

22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, near the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Finishers Will Receive

In addition to the give-aways from each race, each finisher will receive the prestigious Freedom Challenge Medal.

 

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

Registration Rate

$320.00 (Sep 15 to Nov 07)

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Maps (2022)

* Maps subject to change. 

Please note: The start line will close after the last runner in the last corral crosses the timing mat.

Fluid Stations will be set up at the race start and finish and throughout the length of the course.

Lemon-lime flavored Gatorade will be offered in green cups, along with water.

Additionally, Gatorade Energy Gels will be available after mile 11, before mile 18 and after mile 22 on the marathon course.

Sunday, November 20 – AACR Philadelphia Marathon
  1. Columbus Boulevard & Race Street – Mile 2.8
  2. Front Street & Washington Ave. – Mile 3.7
  3. 6th & Walnut Streets – Mile 5.1
  4. 31st & Walnut Streets – Mile 7.1
  5. 34th Street & Fairmount Avenue – Mile 8.5
  6. Avenue of the Republic at Carousel House – Mile 10.2
  7. Lansdowne Dr. @ Sweetbriar Lane, just after traffic circle – Mile 11.8
  8. Edgley Drive @ Power Corps Headquarters Building – Mile 14.4
  9. Kelly Drive & Fountain Green – Miles 15.8 & 24.8
  10. Kelly Drive & Ferry Street – Miles 17.8 & 22.3
  11. Main Street & Ridge Avenue – Miles 18.9 & 21.3
  12. Main & Cotton Streets, Winnie’s LeBus – Miles 19.8 & 20.2
Fluid Stations will be set up at the race start and finish and throughout the length of the course.

Lemon-lime flavored Gatorade will be offered in green cups, along with water.

Saturday, November 19 – Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon
  1. Columbus Blvd. & Race Street – Mile 2.3
  2. Front Street & Washington Ave. – Mile 4.2
  3. Juniper & Walnut Streets – Mile 6.2
  4. 33rd & Market Streets – Mile 7.6
  5. Reservoir Drive (Smith Memorial Playground) – Mile 10.4
  6. Kelly Drive just past Girard Ave. Bridge overhead – Mile 12.0.
Saturday, November 19 – Rothman Orthopaedics 8K
  1. Just past Girard Ave. Bridge overhead.