Race Weekend: November 18-20, 2016

The Races

Marathon

Date: Sunday, November 20, 2016
   

Registration Fees:

 

 

 

 

 

First 500 registrants      $85   SOLD OUT

April 1 – 15                    $105

April 16 – 30                  $115

May 1 – 31                    $125

June 1 - 30                    $140

July 1 - November 1       $155

*Prices are subject to increase. Registration will remain open until November 1 or when the race reaches capacity. 

 

 

Philadelphia Marathon Race Image

THE COURSE

In Philadelphia, we redefine the experience of what a marathon should be. A beautiful course, an engaging atmosphere—it’s no wonder we're consistently listed among the top ten courses in the country, recognized for our flat terrain, mellow weather and spirited fans.

Expect beautiful views through Fairmount Park and along the Schuylkill River and neighborhood crowds gathering on sidewalks in University City and Manayunk. Weave through the well-traveled streets of our historic district, passing sights familiar to Franklin, Washington and the rest of the gang, and end your race speeding towards the steps of the majestic Art Museum.

Digital splits are provided at the 10K, 13.1 mile and 30K marks along the course, and fluid stations and spectator overlooks are set up throughout the course.

Oh, that’s another thing: the fans. You'd better get ready for the crowds, because each year, thousands of spectators line the course eager to cheer on runners. There's nothing we love more in this town than a champion...all 30,000 of them.

  • 1st Place: $10,000
  • 2nd Place: $5,000
  • 3rd Place: $2,500
  • 1st Place Master: $1,000
  • 1st Place Wheelchair: $1,000
  • 1st Philadelphian: $1,000
  • Course Record Bonus: $1,500

 

  • Participants must follow and stay on the course.
  • Unofficial entrants are not permitted on the course.
  • Only runners, walkers and push-rim or handcycle wheelchairs are allowed on the course. All chairs must be equipped with brakes, and wheelchair competitors must wear helmets and attach a fluorescent flag (orange preferred) to the back of the chair, 6 feet high from the ground.
  • No participants going backwards, animals, bicycles, baby strollers, baby joggers, roller skates, scooters or skateboards are allowed.
  • All participants must maintain at least a 16-minute per mile pace throughout the course.
  • Bib numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt at all times, secured at all four corners.
  • Participants agree to follow the instructions of the race, medical and police officials.
  • A technical shirt (women’s cut available)!
  • Post-race refreshments
  • A finisher medal
  • A finisher certificate (available online following the race)

The top five male and female finishers in each age group will receive awards for their performance.

  • 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+

Half Marathon

Date:

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Registration Fees:

First 500 registrants       $65    SOLD OUT

May 2 – 15                    $95

May 16 – 31                  $105

June 1 – 30                   $120

July 1 - November 1       $135

*Prices are subject to increase. Registration will remain open until November 1 or when the race reaches capacity.

   
   

 

Half Marathon Race Image

THE COURSE

It's half the Marathon, with all the triumph!

Have the best time of your life completing 13.1 challenging miles that wind through Philadelphia’s most scenic and historic neighborhoods. From the history-steeped streets of Old City, through one of the liveliest stretches of Center City, across the Schuylkill, up through the bucolic trails of Fairmount Park, and back down to canvas the banks of the river. The course is also sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

The Half Marathon was added to Race Weekend in 2006 and has seen an increase in runners every year since. Whether as a test-run for first-time marathoners or as a challenging race along a scenic route, the Half Marathon has given thousands of runners the opportunity to take on the Philadelphia Marathon on their own terms.

  • 1st Place: $2,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,000
  • 3rd Place: $500
  • 1st Place Master: $500
  • 1st Place Wheelchair: $500
  • Course Record Bonus: $1,000
  • Participants must follow and stay on the course.
  • Unofficial entrants are not permitted on the course.
  • Only runners, walkers and push-rim or handcycle wheelchairs are allowed on the course. All chairs must be equipped with brakes, and wheelchair competitors must wear helmets and attach a fluorescent flag (orange preferred) to the back of the chair, 6 feet high from the ground.
  • No participants going backwards, animals, bicycles, baby strollers, baby joggers, roller skates, scooters or skateboards are allowed.
  • All participants must maintain at least a 16-minute per mile pace throughout the course.
  • Bib numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt at all times, secured at all four corners.
  • Participants agree to follow the instructions of the race, medical and police officials.
  • A technical shirt (women’s cut available!)
  • Post-race refreshments
  • A finisher medal
  • A finisher certificate (available online following the race)

The top five male and female finishers in each age group below will receive awards for their performance.

  • 14 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+

Rothman Institute 8K

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Registration Fees:

May 2 – 31                    $25

June 1 – 30                    $30

July 1 - 31                     $35

*Prices after July 31 are subject to increase. Registration will remain open until November 1 or when the race reaches capacity.

   
   
Rothman Institute 8k Image

THE COURSE

The Rothman Institute 8K (4.97 miles) is a fantastic way to take part in the race weekend excitement. Start off 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 8K.

Kids Fun Run

Date:

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Registration Fees:

May 2 – Nov 19                    $15

   
   
Philadelphia Marathon Kids Fun Run Race Image

THE COURSE

Kids can have the best time of their lives, too—even if we’re not timing them. Our Kids Fun Run, a short-distance, non-competitive event for kids ages 6-12, focuses on the cathartic and enjoyable sport of running.

To join in the run, children must have a parent or guardian on site. Adults will not be permitted on the course to run with their children. Waivers are required and will be available on site.