The Races

Marathon

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Start Time:

6:57 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles

7:00 a.m. - Runners/Walkers

Start Location: 22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Entry Fee:

$85 First 1,000

$105 Through April 30

$115 May 1 - May 31

$125 June 1 - June 30

$145 July 1 - November 1 or when registration reaches capacity

 

Register Now

Registration still available through Charity Partners.

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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: $3,500
  • 2nd Place: $2,000
  • 3rd Place: $1,000
  • 4th Place: $750
  • 5th Place: $500
  • 1st Place Master: $1,000
  • 1st Place Wheelchair: $1,000*
  • 1st Philadelphian: $1,000
  • Course Record Bonus: $1,500
  • *Must be a resident of Philadelphia County, determined by zip code
  • 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 & Over

Half Marathon

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Start Time:

6:57 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles

7:00 a.m. - Runners/Walkers

Start Location: 22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Entry Fee:

$70 First 1,000

$85 Through April 30

$95 May 1 - May 31

$105 June 1 - June 30

$125 July 1 - November 1 or when registration reaches capacity

 

Register Now

Registration still available through Charity Partners.

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 and through the campuses of University City, 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 GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon on their own terms.

  • 1st Place: $2,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,000
  • 3rd Place: $500
  • 4th Place: $350
  • 5th Place: $250
  • 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 & Over

Rothman Institute 8k

Date: Saturday, November 22
Start Time:

7:27 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles

7:30 a.m. - Runners/Walkers

Start Location: 22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Entry Fee:

$25 April 1 - May 31

$30 June 1 - 31

$35 July 1 - July 31

$45 August 1 - November 1 or when registration reaches capacity

Group Rate Entry Fee:

$20 April 1 - May 31

$25 June 1 - 31

$30 July 1 - July 31

$35 August 1 - November 1 or when registration reaches capacity

Rothman Institute LogoRegister Now

Registration still available through Charity Partners.

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.

  • 1st place: $1,000
  • 2nd place: $500
  • 3rd place: $250
  • 4th place: $150
  • 5th place: $100
  • 1st place Master: $250
  • 1st place Wheelchair: $250
  • Course record bonus: $500
  • An 8K Tech Shirt
  • Post-race refreshments
  • A finisher certificate
  • A finisher Medal

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

  • 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 & Over

Have fun running with a group and save money!  Collect at least 4 other folks who will run the Rothman Institute 8k with you and you will each get a $5 entry discount!  And... be eligible to win one of the Challenge prizes for largest group -or- fastest group!  Register now.

Kids Fun Run

Date: Saturday, November 22
Start Time: 10:30 a.m. (Onsite registration begins at 9:00 a.m.)
Start Location: 22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway*
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. Each age group will run a mile or half mile distance.

The first 325 participants of the Kids Fun Run will receive:
    • A t-shirt
    • A finisher medal
    • Post-race refreshments
    • Other surprise goodies!

To join in the run, children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Waivers are required and will be available onsite.
* Shuttle service will be available to and from the Health & Fitness Expo for the duration of the race. Last shuttle returns to the Health & Fitness Expo at noon.