If you're thinking of running the Broad Street Run this year, here are 10 things you should know about Philadelphia's favorite 10 mile race:
1. Save the date! The 39th annual race is on Sunday, May 6th at 8AM.
2. The 2018 Broad Street Run lottery officially opens February 1st and goes through February 16th. Lottery results will be announced by Thursday, February 22nd.
3. Where to go: Enter the registration lottery HERE.
4. Not sure about entering the lottery? Stop by our Broad Street 101 event on Monday, February 12th at 7PM in Center City for an info session with Ross Martinson - Elite Coordinator for the Broad Street Run, Top 10 finisher, and Head Coach of Team Philly Race Training (the official group training partner of the Broad Street Run).
5. Equal Rights: Everyone has an equal chance of getting into the race whether you register on day 1 or day 10. If you're planning to run with your bestie and worried about both of you getting in, you can register as a group (2 - 7 individuals).
6. Group Registration: One person must register the group and give it a name. Once the group is set up, everyone else must sign up for the lottery and join the group before February 16th. IMPORTANT NOTE: You may only sign up for individual or group registration. If you try to double dip and sign up as an individual and as a member of a group your entry will be rejected.
7. Pay to Play: Have your credit card information ready when you're entering the lottery. Registration is $53 per person whether you are signing up as an individual or part of a group.
8. Exceptions! There are 3 groups who qualify for guaranteed entry to the 2018 BSR:
- Runners who deferred their 2017 entry to 2018
- Runners who were rejected in the 2016 and 2017 lotteries
- Runners who have run BSR 10 times or more, either consecutively or non-consecutively
- IMPORTANT NOTE: tenured runners must still enter the lottery! If you are not selected in the lottery, email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a bib
9. Skip the lottery! Secure your spot on Broad Street by fundraising for one of the races's official charity partners: American Cancer Society, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Students Run Philly Style, or Back on My Feet.
10. Time to Train! Team Philly Race Training is the official race training program for the Broad Street Run. Whether you are racing for the first time or looking to set a new PR, Team Philly has the plan for you. Kick off training on Saturday, February 24th at 8AM in our University City shop, more info here.