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The Freedom Challenge

Note from race organizers: The Philadelphia Marathon founding goal has always been the promotion of health and fitness amongst both the local Philadelphia community and our national and international participants.

To stay true to these goals given the current public health challenges, we will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for in-person participation in all 2021 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend events. We are also enhancing safety protocols and reducing overall race capacities. We believe these changes will increase safety and protection for our devoted athletes.

We are offering existing registered runners the option to defer to 2022 or 2023, transfer to a virtual race or to receive a partial refund. Further details will be provided as soon as possible.

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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.

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.)

In-person Runners

Dates and Start Times

Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon
November 20, 2021
6:55 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles
7:00 a.m. - Runners/Walkers
11:30 a.m. - End time

Rothman Orthopaedics 8K
November 20, 2021
10:55 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles
11:00 a.m. - Runners/Walkers

AACR Philadelphia Marathon
November 21, 2021
6:55 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles
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

$290.00

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Maps (2021)

* Maps subject to change. 2021 water stations and cheer zone information will be released in summer/fall of 2021.

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

Virtual Runners

Date and Location

Month of November and location of your choice.

Finishers Will Receive

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

 

 

Registration Rate

$125.00

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