Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon & 5K
13.1- and 3.1-mile races followed by free concerts
September 17-18, 2016
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon & 5K returns in September, bringing together fitness and music for the seventh year that the nationwide series will pound the pavement in Philly.
At each mile marker of the 13.1-mile and 3.1-mile races, runners will be greeted with live music from some of Philly’s favorite bands. Local cheerleading squads will also be on site providing choreographed encouragement to the runners.
Health and Fitness Expo
Leading up to the race, the Pennsylvania Convention Center will set the scene for an awesome Health & Fitness Expo.
On Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17, more than 70 exhibitors will be on site offering free samples, showcasing the latest in gear and apparel, and offering health and nutrition tips.
Half Marathon, 5K and Finish Line Festival
The 5K starts at Eakins Oval at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 17.
The half marathon starts at 7:30 am on Sunday, September 18. Runners will start at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and N. 22nd Street and traverse a course that ends at Eakins Oval.
Both races will feature a headliner band and beer garden at the exciting Finish Line Festival. Participants who tackle the Remix Challenge and run the 5K on Saturday and half marathon on Sunday will earn an additional medal!
For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon & 5K, click the button below.
In the neighborhood
Restaurants & Dining
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
- Di Bruno Bros.
- The Dandelion Pub
- Ocean Prime
- Café Lutecia
- Steve’s Prince of Steaks
- Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
- Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat
- Campus Philly CollegeFest
- Tavern 17
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Museums & Attractions
321 S. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
- The Fabric Workshop and Museum
- National Archives and Records Administration Mid-Atlantic Region
- St. Stephen’s Protestant Episcopal Church
- Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia
- The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent
- Declaration (Graff) House
- Congress Hall
- Brasil’s Nightclub
- City Hall
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201 N. 17th Street
(17th and Race Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
- The Westin Philadelphia
- Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
- Le Méridien Philadelphia
- The Warwick Hotel
Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia
- Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia – Center City
- Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
- AKA Rittenhouse Square
- Sonesta Philadelphia
- Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel
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