One of the most historic races in the country
Health and Fitness Expo: November 21-22, 2014
Rothman Institute 8k: November 22, 2014, 7 a.m.
Kids Fun Run: November 22, 2014, 10:30 a.m.
GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon & Half-Marathon”: November 23, 2014, 7 a.m.
One of the most historic races in the nation, the Philadelphia Marathon covers fast and mostly flat terrain, crossing the heart of Philadelphia and some of the city’s most iconic landmarks — including Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House and the Liberty Bell.
The course passes along the charming streets of Old City on Penn’s Landing by the Delaware River, eventually arriving near the green and leafy pathways of the recently restored Fairmount Water Works, located on the Schuylkill River.
The Philadelphia Marathon is a 26.2-mile course winding through the city’s historic attractions and scenic outdoor spaces. Along the route, runners can partake in hydration stations, bursts of energy from Clif Shots and get cheered on by thousands watching the action.
The 30,000 runners taking on the marathon will begin and end their journey on the tree-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Half-marathoners take note: after looping through Historic Philadelphia, the course splits at Eakins Oval (in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art).
Click the buttons below for official race maps, including cheer spots, hydration stations and more.
Racing in the City
Warm up for the race at the Health and Fitness Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. All race weekend participants are required to stop by the Pennsylvania Convention Center prior to the Marathon to pick up their race packets, including a race bib, timing tag, t-shirt and bag.
The Expo is free and open to the public with 2014 Philadelphia Marathon merchandise available along with the latest products and ideas in the worlds of running, fitness and nutrition.
Book Your Marathon Weekend
Many of Philadelphia’s top hotels are located within a few miles of the starting line. Rooms for the race weekend book up fast, so be sure to make your reservations in advance.
For more information on booking your stay during the Philadelphia Marathon and race day offers, click the button below.
Runners will need to pick up a race packet at the Health and Fitness Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Race packets will not be mailed and no packets will be distributed on race day.
Other running choices include a Half Marathon, as well as an 8K Run sponsored by the Rothman Institute. Fans have access to a series of fan-friendly zones, where spectators can enjoy music and food as they cheer on competitors.
For a complete schedule of events and race information, click the button below.
In the neighborhood
220 S 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Embassy Suites Philadelphia – Center City
- Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel
- Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
- Four Seasons Philadelphia
- Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
- The Windsor Suites Philadelphia
- Latham Hotel
- AKA Rittenhouse Square
- Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia
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Museums & Attractions
Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
- Philadelphia Theatre Company
- Campus Philly CollegeFest
- Emergence of a Modern Metropolis Walking Tour
- Mütter Museum
- City Hall
- The Wilma Theater
- The Comcast Center
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
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Restaurants & Dining
The Benjamin Franklin Parkway
- Kelliann’s Bar & Grill
- Dilworth Park
- The Fountain Restaurant
- The Comcast Experience HD Video Wall – Comcast Center
- King of Tandoor
- Water Works Restaurant and Lounge
- McCrossen’s Tavern
- Capriccio at Cafe Cret
- Rose Tattoo Café
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