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The AACR Philadelphia Marathon

In Philadelphia, we redefine the experience of what a marathon should be. A beautiful, fast and scenic course, an engaging atmosphere—it’s no wonder we're consistently listed among the top ten marathons in the country, recognized for our flat terrain, mellow weather and spirited fans.

Expect beautiful views through Fairmount Park and along the Schuylkill River and neighborhood residents cheering in University City and Manayunk. Weave through the well-traveled streets of our historic district, passing sights familiar to Franklin, Washington and the rest of the gang, and end your race speeding towards the steps of the majestic Art Museum.

Digital splits are provided at the 5K, 10K, 13.1 mile and 30K marks along the course, and fluid stations and spectator overlooks are set up throughout the course.

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.

2023 registration is now open!

Date and Start Time

November 19, 2023
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

Registration Rate

2023 registration is now open!
$95 (Until Jan 14, 2023)

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Prize Money

Prize money awarded equally to male and female in each category.

1st Place (M/F) - $10,000
2nd Place (M/F) - $7,500
3rd Place (M/F) - $5,000
4th Place (M/F) - $2,500
5th Place (M/F) - $1,500
1st Place Master (M/F) - $1,000
1st Place Wheelchair (M/F) - $4,000
2nd Place Wheerchair (M/F) - $2,000
3rd Place Wheelchair (M/F) - $1,000
4th Place Wheelchair (M/F) - $750
1st Philadelphian Male - $1,000
1st Philadelphian Female - $1,000
Course Record Bonus (M/F) - $1,000

Age Group Awards

Age group increments are: (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

Maps (2022)

* Maps subject to change.

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

Lemon-lime flavored Gatorade will be offered in green cups, along with water.

Additionally, Gatorade Energy Gels will be available after mile 11, before mile 18 and after mile 22 on the marathon course.

Sunday, November 20 – 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