AACR Philadelphia Marathon Information
Please note: The start line will close after the last runner in the last corral crosses the timing mat.
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 crowds gathering on sidewalks 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 10K, 13.1 mile and 30K marks along the course, and fluid stations and spectator overlooks are set up throughout the course.
Oh, that’s another thing: the fans. You'd better get ready for the crowds, because each year, thousands of spectators line the course eager to cheer on runners. There's nothing we love more in this town than a champion...all 30,000 of them.
Be sure to watch "26 Days to 26.2 Miles" for the inside scoop on the AACR Philadelphia Marathon race course!
Date and Start Time
Sun, Nov 24, 2019
6:55 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles
7:00 a.m. - Runners/Walkers
The start line will close after the last runner in the last corral crosses the timing mat.
22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, near the Philadelphia Museum of Art
1st Place: $10,000
2nd Place: $5,000
3rd Place: $2,500
4th Place: $1,500
5th Place: $1,000
1st Place Master: $1,000
1st Place Wheelchair: $1,000
1st Philadelphian Male: $1,000 *
1st Philadelphian Female: $1,000 *
Course Record Bonus: $1,500
*Must be a current resident of Philadelphia County, determined by zip code on official government ID.
Age Group Awards
The top five male and female finishers in each age group will receive awards for their performance.
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+)
Marathoners Will Receive
A technical shirt (women’s cut available)
Finishers Will Receive
A finisher medal
A finisher certificate (available
online following the race)
*Maps subject to change
- Columbus Blvd. & Race Street - Mile 2.7
- Front Street & Washington Ave. - Mile 4.3
- 6th & Walnut Streets - Mile 5.1
- 31st & Walnut Streets - Mile 7.1
- 34th Street & Fairmount Ave. - Mile 8.3
- Avenue of the Republic at Belmont Ave. - Mile 10.2
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive at Conor-Wood Memorial Fountain - Mile 11.9
- Kelly Drive & Sedgley Drive - Miles 14.4 & 25.7
- Kelly Drive & Fountain Green Drive - Miles 15.5 & 24.6
- Kelly Drive & Ferry Street - Miles 17.8 & 22.3
- Main Street & Ridge Avenue - Miles 18.7 & 21.3
- Main & Cotton Streets, Winnie's Manayunk - Miles 19.8 & 20.2
- Finish Line