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The Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon

It’s half the marathon, with all the triumph!

Have the time of your life completing 13.11 miles! Athletes will start along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the cultural Museum District and wind through Philadelphia’s most scenic and historic neighborhoods. From the history-steeped streets of Old City, through one of the liveliest stretches of Center City, across the Schuylkill River into University City, up through the bucolic trails of Fairmount Park, and back down to canvas the banks of the river before finishing in front of the renown Philadelphia Museum of Art. The course is also sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

The half marathon was added to Philadelphia Marathon Weekend in 2006 and has seen an increase in athletes every year since. Whether as a test-run for first-time marathoners or as a challenging race along a scenic course, the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon has given thousands of athletes the opportunity to take on the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend on their own terms.

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

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

Date and Start Time

November 23, 2024
6:55 a.m. – Push rim wheelchairs
7:00 a.m. – Runners/Walkers
11:30 a.m. – End time


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


Registration Rate

$120 (until August 14)


Prize Money

Please go to our “awards and prize money” section in the race page. (learn more)

Age Group Awards

Age group increments are: (14 to 15, 16 to 19, 20 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, 70 to 74, 75 to 79, 80+)

Finishers Will Receive

A technical shirt (women’s cut available)
Post-race refreshments
A finisher medal
An online finisher certificate

2024 Maps

* Maps subject to change. 

Please note: The start line will close after the last athlete 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.

Nuun Lemon Lime Endurance will be offered in blue & white cups, along with water.

Saturday, November 23 – 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.