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  • 2023 Guide To Philadelphia Marathon Weekend - The Half

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    2023 Guide To Philadelphia Marathon Weekend - The Half

    The Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon was added to Race Weekend in 2006. It features a fast course with almost 10 miles through the city streets including some of the most historic sites and iconic areas that Philadelphia has to offer. The course is USATF sanctioned and course-certified and offers prize money through 5th place.

    Banner photo credit: Philadelphia Marathon


    When is the Dietz & Watson Half Marathon?

    The half marathon is on Saturday, November 18th and starts at 6:55AM for Wheelchair/Handcycle Athletes and 7AM for Runners/Walkers.


    Where is the Dietz & Watson Half Marathon?

    The half marathon starts at 22nd Street/Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The course winds through Old City, University City, Fairmount Park, and Kelly Drive before ending near the Art Museum.



    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

    Request an uber or Lyft


    2023 Half Marathon Pace Teams: 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00


    Where will there be hydration stops on the half marathon course?

    Fluid Stations will be set up at the race start and finish and throughout the length of the course. Nuun Lemon Lime Endurance will be offered in blue & white cups, along with water from ACME Markets. There will be CLIF BLOKS energy chews right before the mile 8 water station for the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon.


    Fluid Station Locations:
    Columbus Boulevard & Race Street – Mile 2.3
    Front Street & Washington Avenue – Mile 4.2
    Juniper & Walnut Streets – Mile 6.2
    33rd & Market Streets – Mile 7.6
    Reservoir Drive (Smith Memorial Playground) – Mile 10.4
    Kelly Drive just past Girard Avenue Bridge overhead – Mile 12.0



    Your friends at Philadelphia Runner have put together a Pre-Race Checklist for Philadelphia Marathon Weekend!  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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