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AACR Philadelphia Marathon Information

In Philadelphia, we redefine the experience of what a marathon should be. A beautiful, fast, flat and scenic course, an engaging atmosphere—it’s no wonder we're consistently listed among the top ten marathons 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.


Date and Start Time

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



$100.00 through April 14, 2018

Prize Money

1st Place: $10,000
2nd Place: $5,000
3rd Place: $2,500
4th Place: $1,500
5th Place: $1,000

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

Age Group Awards

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

Age group increments are: (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 to 74, 75 to 79, 80+)

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 the race)


*Maps subject to change