PLEASE READ: RUNNER ENTRY AND SECURITY INFORMATION
You were instructed to arrive very early to be sure to allow time to get through security.
It is anticipated that it will take 30-40 minutes to get through security. Runners who are entering the Parkway without bags are instructed to use the left hand lanes at each checkpoint for expedited screening.
Please download a copy of the 2013 Safety Procedures and Security Map here. This information can also be found in your official race guide.
Runners, Spectators, Volunteers and everyone entering the Start/Finish area will be screened.
Please allow time for Security Clearance, Gear Check, Hydration, Bathroom Visits, and Lining up in your assigned Corral.
We will not delay the Race start because runners were delayed by security.
You must check your bag in the Gear Check Trucks. Do not leave your bag unattended.
The first corral starts at 7:00 a.m. and waves are released approximately 2-3 minutes apart. Anyone that misses their corral start may start with the next corral.
At approximately 7:40 a.m., the start line will turn into a finish line.
PHILADELPHIA MARATHON ANNOUNCES GORE-TEX® BRAND AS TITLE SPONSOR
The City of Philadelphia announced that W.L. Gore & Associates, inventor of GORE-TEX® products, will join the Philadelphia Marathon as title sponsor during the race's 20th anniversary this year. Mayor Michael A. Nutter said the partnership is a perfect complement for the race, bringing together the Philadelphia Marathon and Gore, both innovators in their respective fields.
JOIN THE ROTHMAN 8K GROUP CHALLENGE
Calling all running clubs, fitness centers, local businesses, educational institutions, corporations, non-profit organizations--to join in the fun by signing up for the Rothman Institute 8k Group Challenge! Awards include: Fastest Group, Largest Group and more!
When: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 7:30 AM Start
Where: Start/Finish at 22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Sign up a group of 5 or more before October 15, 2013 for just $35 per runner--$10 discount off the regular individual registration cost of $45.
To register send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Rothman Institute 8K Group Challenge in the subject.
Aetna Voices of Health Contest — Vote by October 13
Help us promote Philadelphia and change a young life in the process! Show your Philly pride and tell the nation that we really are the City of Brotherly love... and Sisterly affection.
It's quick and easy. Vote for the Philadelphia Marathon in Aetna's Voices of Health Contest. It's a nationwide competition among 33 non-profits, with the winner funded by Aetna to help others. And it's all for a great cause.
By winning this contest, the Philadelphia Marathon will lead a healthy kids' initiative guiding youth in ways to live a healthy and active lifestyle.
Besides creating online resources and an onsite running club, we will be able to provide some children FREE admission into the Philadelphia Marathon's annual Kids Fun Run.
Watch the one-minute video and vote for us to help educate and motivate kids to form healthy habits.
We love our City... help us show it.