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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.

2023 registration is now open! 

Date and Start Time

November 18, 2023
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

2023 registration is now open!
$40 (Until June 14, 2023)


Prize Money

To be determined.

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

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.

Saturday, November 19 – Rothman Orthopaedics 8K
  1. Just past Girard Ave. Bridge overhead.