Blue Cross Broad Street Run – 2024 Registration & 2023 Results

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA May 5, 2024 Registration Open

 *Registration for the 2024 (live event) lottery opens on Feb 1, 2024 and closes on Feb 15, 2024. Results will be declared by Feb 19, 2024. 

The Blue Cross Broad Street Run is an annual 10-mile road race held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 1980. The Blue Cross Broad Street Run is the largest and one of the fastest 10-mile races in the USA which is sanctioned and course-certified by USATF.

Usually held on the first Sunday in May, the 2020 edition was canceled and the 2021 edition was postponed till October due to the pandemic.

The Blue Cross Broad Street Run also partners with the American Cancer Society, The American Association of Cancer Research, the Fairmount Park Conservancy, Students Run Philly Style, and the Back On My Feet organization for charity purposes.


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 Blue Cross Broad Street Run

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

10 Mile Race Children’s Run
Distance 16.1 km Various Distances
Start Time  7:30 am 7:30 am^^^
Eligibility Criterion  No criterion specified 2-12 years
Fees (live event)^ $65 $10
Registration^^ Register here Register here
Expo Details  Venue:  Pennsylvania Convention Centre, 1101 Arch Street – Hall E, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Date & Timings: May 3 (11am-7pm) & May 4 (9am – 6pm)

^ Corporate Team and Club Team registration also available at $350

^^ Registration for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run can be done in one of the following methods:

  • Guaranteed Entry: Runners who have competed in at least 10 races or have a deferred place from earlier editions
  • Lottery
  • Corporate team
  • Club team

^^^The Children’s Run starts at 7:30 a.m. (ages 6 through 12) and Age-Group Dashes begin at 8:00 a.m. (ages 2 through 5)


Route/Course Map

Information about the course maps & other details for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run 2024 not yet available. Please check the information from the 2023 event below (in 2024 the Finish point has been modified so that course map will be modified)

Ten Mile Run
Course Map Race Course Map
Course Elevation Elevation Map
Start Corrals  Starting Corrals Map
Start Map Start Map
Finish Map Finish Map

The Blue Cross Broad Street Run (10 Mile) course is a POINT-TO-POINT course (while the children’s Run is organized at finish line area itself) with the below-mentioned Start and Finish points:

Start Point Finish Point
Ten Mile Broad Street & Fisher Avenue (Near Central High School), North Philadelphia Navy Yard
Children’s Run Navy Yard Navy Yard

Prize Money

Information about the prizes/ awards for the 2024 Blue Cross Broad Street Run (10 Mile) is detailed below 

Open US Citizen prize Masters division prize Open & Masters division prize
Wheelchair
1st Prize $3000 $500 $500 $500
2nd Prize $1500 $400 $400 $400
3rd Prize $1000 $300 $300 $300
4th Prize $750 $200 $200 $200
5th Prize $500 $100 $100 $100

Other than above, the following awards are also awarded in the Blue Cross Broad Street Run (10 Mile)

  1. Course records: A $1,000 bonus for any runner who beats the existing course records.
  2. Age group awards: The first five men and the first five women in the following age divisions receive awards: 16 and under, 17 to 20, 21 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, 70 to 74, 75 to 79, 80 and over
  3. The Independence Cup: A trophy, engraved with the names of the previous edition winners is presented to the top male, female, and wheelchair division winners.
  4. The Richard Lagocki Memorial Awards: Philadelphia residents+ who stands first in the Open Male, Open Female, Open Male Wheelchair, and Open Female Wheelchair Divisions are awarded $250 each.
  5. Teams would be awarded a commemorative plaque for top 3 teams in Corporate as well as Club category

Points to Note for Prize money:

  • Prize winners will need to provide their current USATF membership numbers within 30 days after the race to receive their prize money (except wheelchair division)
  • For US award division: Proof of citizenship required for US category awards
  • For Richard Lagocki Memorial award:  Proof of residency is required for the award
  • For wheelchair division: Push-rim wheelchair competitors only. Participants using hand-crank bicycles are not permitted in this event or eligible for prizes.
  • The official time for awarding prize money will be the gun time (official start),
  • The virtual runners were ineligible for any monetary or age group awards.


2023 and Earlier Edition Results

Results

Photos


Important Points

  1. Registration is non-refundable.
  2. Lottery system: The lottery system usually opens in February
  3. Teams/ Clubs: Teams are for competitive runners from corporations or running clubs affiliated with USATF or RRCA.  Each team may have up to five members.  Teams are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  4. Deferment: The race entry can be deferred to next year (if selected in the current year lottery).  Deferring guarantees the participant a spot (bypassing the next year lottery), but the next year entry fee would still need to be paid.
  5. Bib collection: If participants cannot collect the bib, a fellow runner may pick up the race packet on their behalf. They must provide the participant’s bib number, authority letter, participant photo ID copy and their own photo ID 
  6. No race restrictions: There is no need for runners to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask at the start and finish lines for the event.
  7. Race corrals: There would be race corrals to stagger race start and runners would be released in waves. Corral assignment is based on the anticipated finish time that you provided at registration. Wheelchairs division starts 5 min prior at 7:55 a.m., Elite & first wave start at 8 a.m. and subsequent waves start every three to five minutes.
  8. Aid stations: Aid stations with water will be located at the every 2 miles (approx) while Nuun® will also be available at select stations  
  9. Portable toilets would be available 
  10. Time limits are applicable. Runners must be able to keep a 15-minute-per-mile pace.
  11. No parking is available at the start area. 
  12. Shuttles will be provided from the finish line.
  13. Family & Spectators: Spectators, family & friends are allowed at the event. There would be Kids events and post-race activities 

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