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The Kids Fun Run

Get the kids involved in all of the fun of Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend!

Join us for the Kid's Fun Runs, short distance, and non-competitive events for youngsters five years to 12 years of age. Each age group will enjoy dashes, half mile or full mile distances on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The event is rain or shine. Family activities and on-site registration begin at 9:00 a.m. and races begin at 12 noon. 

Waivers are required and will be available on site. On-site registration is available for the Kids Fun Run only ($15 per participant).

Because this run is all about fun, runners will not be timed.

Dashes (children ages 5-12): The Kid’s Fun Run activities will include a series of short distance dashes, beginning at noon. Each age group will have a separate race with age-appropriate distances. Participants will receive special goodies and giveaways.

Mile and Half Mile Fun Runs (children ages 6-12): Mile and Half Mile races will begin immediately following the dashes. Participants will get the thrill of running on the AACR Philadelphia Marathon course! Participants will receive a finisher medal and t-shirt.

To join the run, children must have a parent or guardian present. Adults are not allowed to take part in the race. 


There will be no shuttle service this year from the Health & Fitness Expo.

(For Saturday only) Pre-registered children for the Kids Fun Run can pick-up their bibs at Eakins Oval. You do NOT need to go to the Health & Fitness Expo for packet pickup for the Kids Fun Run. This only applies to the Kids Fun Run event.

Date and Start Time

Sat, Nov 18, 2023


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

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