Blue Cross Broad Street Run

A 10-mile road race along Philadelphia’s historic Broad Street

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The annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run is a 10-mile, point-to-point course running from the northern edge of the city to the Philadelphia Navy Yard on the Delaware Waterfront.

Participants will pass many of the city’s most important landmarks along the way, including Temple University, City Hall, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Avenue of the Arts and the Philadelphia stadium complex.

Expect record-breaking times and a field of nearly 40,000 runners on this USATF-certified course, which rates as one of the fastest in the country by Runner’s World magazine. The race finishes inside the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

The Experience

Expect record-breaking times and a field of nearly 40,000 runners.

Spectators’ Info
Entertainment and refreshments are available along the Broad Street Run course and at the finish line.

For those who want to cheer on a friend or loved one or just watch some of the race, there are plenty of spaces along the route to do so.

Click the button below for Independence Blue Cross and the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department’s recommendations for some of the best places to watch the race.

Runners’ Info
There are water stations, aid stations, port-a-potties, entertainment and numerous ambulances on the course. The course is traffic-free in the south-bound lanes and monitored by police.

Getting There
Due to the limited parking at the start area, runners are asked to park (for free) near the finish area at Broad and Pattison streets at the Stadium Complex. From there, the SEPTA Broad Street subway line (also free) will take runners to the starting area. (Runners must display their race number on the front of their shirt to ride free of charge.)

For more info, check out the official FAQ below.

Broad Street Run FAQ

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Finish Line Party
The finish line is located just inside the main gate of the Philadelphia Navy Yard at the southern end of Broad Street. Runners can help themselves to refreshments, win door prizes at the awards stage and then take shuttle buses from the finish area back to the parking areas.

In addition to being where the race ends, the Navy Yard holds a hub of activity throughout the day of the Broad Street Run, including music and refreshments for sale and various activities for all ages, featuring Kids Fun at the Broad Street Run.

For more information on the Broad Street Run, click the button below.

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