The Rothman Orthopaedic Institute 8K (4.97 miles) starts on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, near the Art Museum steps, then heads out along the Schuylkill River on Kelly Drive. The course is USATF sanctioned and course-certified and offers prize money through 5th place.
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When is the Rothman 8K?
The Rothman 8K is on Saturday, November 18th and starts at 10:55AM for Wheelchair/Handcycle Athletes and 11AM for Runners/Walkers.
Where is the Rothman 8K?
The Rothman 8K starts at 22nd Street/Benjamin Franklin Parkway and heads out along the Schuylkill River on Kelly Drive.
How to get to the starting line?
Public transportation is your best bet. Many roads in the area of the start/finish line are closed and parking is limited. Save yourself the stress on race morning and plan ahead.
Ride a bike: Indego
Take public transportation: Septa
Will there be hydration stops on the 8K course?
Fluid Stations will be set up at the race start and finish, as well as just past the Girard Avenue Bridge overhead.
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