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The Independence Challenge

Start off with the Rothman Institute 8K Run as a Saturday warm up for the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday.

The Rothman Institute 8k begins on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway by the Philadelphia Art Museum and takes you down the picturesque landscape of Martin Luther King Drive. If you like river views, you won’t want to miss this race along the Schuylkill River.

On Sunday even more of our beautiful city will emerge when you run the AACR Philadelphia Marathon through the Historic District. When you complete both events you will have earned the Independence Challenge Medal.


Dates and Start Times

Rothman Institute 8K
Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:40 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles
10:45 a.m. - Runners/Walkers

AACR Philadelphia Marathon
Sunday, November 18, 2018
6:55 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles
7:00 a.m. - Runners/Walkers


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

Finishers Will Receive

In addition to the give-aways from each race, each finisher will receive the Independence Challenge Medal.



$120.00 through April 14, 2018


*Maps subject to change