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The Rothman Orthopaedics 8K Run

The Rothman Orthopaedics 8K (4.97 miles) is a fantastic way to take part in the race weekend excitement. Start on the expansive Benjamin Franklin Parkway, just below the steps of the Art Museum and looking out upon City Hall, before taking a turn on the scenic banks of the Schuylkill River and Kelly Drive.

It’s usually perfect running weather too, with fall well underway and temperatures averaging around 54°F/12°C. Don your autumn apparel and join us for this enjoyable race where we redefine the standard for an 8K.

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.

To schedule an appointment at Rothman Orthopaedics, be sure to use their Fast Scheduler.

Date and Start Time

November 23, 2024
10:55 a.m. – Push rim wheelchairs
11:00 a.m. – Runners/Walkers


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

Registration Rate

$40 (until June 14)


Prize Money

Please go to our “awards and prize money” section in the race page. (learn more)

Age Group Awards

Age group increments are: (12 to 15, 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

An 8K tech shirt
Post-race refreshments
A finisher medal
An online finisher certificate

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, as well as at the following location.

Saturday, November 23 – Rothman Orthopaedics 8K
  1. Just past Girard Ave. Bridge overhead.