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Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon Kick-Off Training Run

Join us on Saturday, September 28

Join us on September 28 as we officially kick-off the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon 13.1 Training season with our friends at Philadelphia Runner!

We are excited to kick-off the half marathon training season with distances of 3, 5, 8, 10 and 14 miles.
NOTE: You do not need to be a marathon runner to join us - in fact we would love all runners to join us!
Everyone will gather at the bottom of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) Steps starting at 7:00 a.m. to warm up, take a group photo. The run will start promptly at 7:30 a.m. and we will head out as a group and break off according to distance (3, 5, 8, 10 or 14 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.

We look forward to kicking off the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Half Marathon Training on September 28 with everyone!

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2024


* 7:00 a.m. - Meet at Philadelphia Museum of Art (2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130 - Google Maps) for warm up exercises and a group photo.

* 7:30 a.m. - Run begins.

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