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Dietz & Watson Half Marathon Information

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

In 2017 the Philadelphia Marathon Team created a new course for the Half Marathon with almost ten miles in the city. This new course takes runners through most of the same historic areas and iconic neighborhoods that Philadelphia has to offer. The new Half Marathon course is the most unique and exciting Half Marathon course in the city.

Have the "Best Time Of Your Life" in 2018 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 course, the Dietz & Watson Half Marathon has given thousands of runners the opportunity to take on the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on their own terms.

Date and Start Time

Saturday, November 17, 2018
7:27 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles
7:30 a.m. - Runners/Walkers


22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, near the Philadelphia Museum of Art


$90.00 through April 14, 2018

Prize Money

1st Place: $2,500
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $500
4th Place: $250
5th Place: $100

1st Place Master: $500
1st Place Wheelchair: $500
Course Record Bonus: $1,000

Age Group Awards

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

Age group increments are: (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+)

Half Marathoners Will Receive

A technical shirt (women’s cut available)
Post-race refreshments

Finishers Will Receive

A finisher medal
A finisher certificate (available
online following race)


*Maps subject to change