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  • 2023 Guide To Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

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    2023 Guide To Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

    Philadelphia Marathon Weekend is our favorite marathon weekend of the year! Thousands of runners from across the country and beyond will be taking over the streets of Philly during its 30th year (Happy Anniversary)! Whether you are participating in the races, cheering or volunteering , we put together a few guided with everything you need to know heading into race weekend!


    Banner photo credit: Philadelphia Marathon


    Philly United Run - Sunday, November 12th at 9AM 

    All runners and walkers are welcome! Whether you are training for the AACR Philadelphia Marathon, Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, Rothman 8K, or just looking for movement and community. The Philly United 5K Run, 1.6 Mile Walk easy paced run and both will start and end at Philadelphia Runner in Center City (1711 Walnut Street). All Faces and All Paces are welcome!


    The event will be powered by HOKA and Philadelphia Runner. HOKA will have shoes to try on for the run/walk, and also provide light refreshments. Philadelphia Runner will provide bag check and restroom usage for the event. Registers will be open for people to shop (optional obviously as no purchase required to attend this free event) post run/walk with a special event discount. Some exclusions may apply.



    All City Shakeout Run with ASICS - Thursday, November 16th at 6PM 

    Kick off race weekend at our All-City Shakeout Run at Philadelphia Runner in Center City (1711 Walnut Street) on Thursday, November 16th! We’ll head out on an easy run starting at 6PM followed by some post sweat socializing and shopping. ASICS will have demo shoes for you to test out on the run and our expert staff will be hanging out ready to help you gear up for race day and answer any question you have about running 8K, 13.1 or 26.2.


    Can’t make it to the Philly United or  All City Shakeout Run? We put together a Pre-Race Checklist for Philadelphia Marathon Weekend! 



    The Health & Fitness Expo

    Runners, your first stop during race weekend is the Philadelphia Marathon Health & Fitness Expo to pick up your race packets that include your race bib, t-shirt, and bag. The expo is free and features interesting vendors, speakers, upcoming races, and more! 



    When is the Health & Fitness Expo?

    Friday, November 17th: 12PM – 9PM & Saturday, November 18th: 9AM – 5PM



    Where is the Health & Fitness Expo?

    Pennsylvania Convention Center - 1101 Arch Street - Hall F



    How do I get to the Health & Fitness Expo?

    Public transportation is our recommended method of travel throughout marathon weekend unless you have a bike or can walk/run to the expo or races. If you plan on driving to the expo, street parking is limited but there are several parking garages nearby.

    Ride a bike: Indego

    Take public transportation: Septa

    Request an uber or Lyft



    Where to eat by the Health & Fitness Expo?

    Reading Terminal Market - this bustling marketplace has a little bit of everything for everyone!

    Philadelphia Chinatown

    Maggiano's Little Italy - great for pasta lovers & carbo loading!



    Forget something at home or need an extra layer or accessory for race morning? We've got you covered. Continue your online visit with us, or stop by one of our four store locations on Friday or Saturday: 

    PR Center City: 1711 Walnut Street; Open 11AM - 7PM Friday, 10AM - 7PM Saturday

    PR University City: 3621 Walnut Street; Open 11AM - 7PM Friday, 10AM - 7PM Saturday

    PR Manayunk: 4358 Main Street; Open 11 - 7PM Friday, Open 10AM - 7PM Saturday

    PR Glen Mills: 505 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA; Open 10AM - 6PM Friday, 10AM - 7PM Saturday


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