Update - Due to heat conditions, this Saturday's training run will meet at 6:30 am and starts at 7:00 a.m.Learn more!
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AACR Philadelphia Marathon Kick-Off Training Run

Join us on Saturday, June 22

Please note revised start time due to expected weather conditions.

Calling all runners! Join us on June 22 as we officially kick off the AACR Philadelphia Marathon 26.2 Training season with our friends at Philadelphia Runner!

We are so excited to kick-off this training run with distances of 3, 6 or 8 miles.

NOTE: You do not need to be a marathon runner to join us.

Everyone will gather at the bottom of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) Steps starting at 6:30 a.m. (note revised time) to warm up and take a photo. The run will start promptly at 7:00 a.m. (note revised time). We will head out as a group and break off according to distance (3, 6, or 8 miles) and pace.

Choose your distance and FINISH on Kelly Drive at Lloyd Hall, where we will have bananas and water for all runners and the opportunity to engage with some of our partners until 9:30 am. If you are new to the area, we will pass the finish area as we run out to the different turnaround areas. It is close to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Runners can park close to: 1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130 or along Sedgley Drive, across from Lloyd Hall, to drop off any items you may want post-run.

There will not be a gear check, but there will be a "gear area' with plenty of space and staff around to watch over “non-valuable” items. Those who do not have anything to drop off can go directly to the base of art museum steps.

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024

Timing/Location: 

* 6:30 a.m. (note revised time) - Meet at Philadelphia Museum of Art (2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130 - Google Maps) for warm up exercises and a group photo.

* 7:00 a.m. (note revised time) - Run begins.

* Finish at Lloyd Hall (1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130 - Google Maps)