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Rothman Institute 8K

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 Martin Luther King 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 for an 8K.

Group Challenge

Have fun running with a group and save money! Collect at least 4 other folks who will run the Rothman Institute 8k with you and you will each get a $5 entry discount!

Date and Start Time

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


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


$30.00 (individual; through June 14)
$125.00 (group; through June 14)

Prize Money

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


Age Group Awards

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

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

8k Runners Will Receive

An 8K tech shirt
Post-race refreshments

Finishers Will Receive

A finisher certificate
A finisher medal


*Map subject to change

Course Map