The Races

Rothman Institute 8K

Again this year, the Rothman Institute 8K will be held on Saturday to accommodate the popularity of all our races.

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: $25April 1 - May 31
$30June 1 - 31
$35July 1 - July 31
$45August 1 - November 1 or when registration reaches capacity
Group Rate Entry Fee: $20April 1 - May 31
$25June 1 - 31
$30July 1 - July 31
$35August 1 - November 1 or when registration reaches capacity
*Price per Person: Group Must Have 5 or More Participants
Registration: Click Here

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.

Maps

PRIZE MONEY & AWARDS (MEN'S AND WOMEN'S AWARDS)

  • 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

All 8K Runners Will Receive:

  • An 8K t-shirt
  • Post-race refreshments
  • A finisher certificate

AGE GROUP AWARDS

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