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The Liberty Bell Challenge

Make history in the city that defined American history!

If you love seeing the sights while running the distance, this is the challenge for you. Run the Dietz & Watson Half Marathon on Saturday and come back for the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday.

You will run past historic Philly landmarks such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Philadelphia Zoo, and the Art Museum. Completing the Half and Full Marathons will earn you the Liberty Bell Medal.

Be sure to sign up for our VIP package during registration - it includes private restrooms, changing tents, bag checks, and more!

  • VIP packet pick-up area at expo
  • VIP parking discounts at designated lots
  • VIP shuttle transportation to and from the headquarter hotel to the race
  • Private heated hospitality tent near the start/finish of race
  • Pre-race breakfast: Continental light fare to include but not limited to: assorted bagels, muffins, toast, oatmeal, yogurts, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and juices
  • Post-race brunch with select open bar (must be 21 years old with proper ID)
  • Private restrooms, changing tents and bag check
  • Recovery zone including padded stretching area with padded mats, self-treatment area, first aid station and massage
  • Finishers merchandise and marathon weekend commemorative items for sale


Dates and Start Times

Dietz & Watson Half Marathon
Saturday, November 17, 2018
7:27 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles
7:30 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 Liberty Bell Medal.




$190.00 (April 15 through June 14)


*Maps subject to change