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The Liberty Bell Challenge

Make history in the city that defined American history!

If you love seeing the sights while running the distance, this is the challenge for you. Run the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon on Saturday and come back for the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday.

You will run past historic Philly landmarks such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Philadelphia Zoo, and the Art Museum. Completing the Half and Full Marathons will earn you the Liberty Bell Medal.

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.

Dates and Start Times

Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon
November 23, 2024
6:55 a.m. – Push rim wheelchairs
7:00 a.m. – Runners/Walkers
11:30 a.m. – End time

AACR Philadelphia Marathon
November 24, 2024
6:55 a.m. – Push rim 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 Liberty Bell Medal.

Registration Rate

$215 (until August 14)

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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.

Sunday, November 24 – 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.

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.