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The Nemours Children’s Run

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

Join us for the Nemours Children’s Run, 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 on Saturday, November 23, 2024.

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 Nemours Children’s Run only ($15 per participant; cash only).

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

Dashes (children ages 5-12): The Nemours Children’s 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 Nemours Children’s 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 Nemours Children’s Run. This only applies to the Nemours Children’s Run event.

Date and Start Time

November 23, 2024


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

Registration Rate

$15 (until registration closes)