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The Freedom Challenge

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

This is the ultimate fitness challenge!

Make sure you bring extra pairs of running shoes because you be running all weekend long. Start with the Dietz & Watson 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.

Also be sure to watch "26 Days to 26.2 Miles" and "13 Days to 13.1 Miles" for the inside scoop on both race courses!

 

Dates and Start Times

Dietz & Watson Half Marathon
Sat, Nov 23, 2019
7:27 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles
7:30 a.m. - Runners/Walkers

Rothman Orthopaedics 8K
Sat, Nov 23, 2019
10:40 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles
10:45 a.m. - Runners/Walkers

AACR Philadelphia Marathon
Sun, Nov 24, 2019
6:55 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles
7:00 a.m. - Runners/Walkers

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

 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.

 

 

Registration Rate

Registration Closed

Maps

*Maps subject to change

Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive near Sweetbriar Road - Mile 2.6 and 3.4
  1. Columbus Blvd. & Race Street - Mile 2.7
  2. Front Street & Washington Ave. - Mile 4.3
  3. Juniper & Walnut Streets - Mile 6.3
  4. 33rd & Market Streets - Mile 7.8
  5. Reservoir Drive (Smith Memorial Playground) - Mile 10.4
  6. Kelly Drive & Sedgley Drive – Mile 12.6
  7. Finish Line
  1. Columbus Blvd. & Race Street - Mile 2.7
  2. Front Street & Washington Ave. - Mile 4.3
  3. 6th & Walnut Streets - Mile 5.1
  4. 31st & Walnut Streets - Mile 7.1
  5. 34th Street & Fairmount Ave. - Mile 8.3
  6. Avenue of the Republic at Belmont Ave. - Mile 10.2
  7. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive at Conor-Wood Memorial Fountain - Mile 11.9
  8. Kelly Drive & Sedgley Drive - Miles 14.4 & 25.7
  9. Kelly Drive & Fountain Green Drive - Miles 15.5 & 24.6
  10. Kelly Drive & Ferry Street - Miles 17.8 & 22.3
  11. Main Street & Ridge Avenue - Miles 18.7 & 21.3
  12. Main & Cotton Streets, Winnie's Manayunk - Miles 19.8 & 20.2
  13. Finish Line