AACR Philadelphia Marathon – 2023 Registration & 2022 Results

Philadelphia Marathon
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA November 18-19, 2023 Registration Open

The AACR Philadelphia Marathon is an annual marathon held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 1954. It ranks among the top ten in the nation’s largest marathons with over 30,000 runners from across 50 states of the USA as well as across multiple countries.

The race route (certified by USATF) starts near the cultural Museum District and takes the runners through the city’s most scenic and historic neighborhoods with a finish line in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. While the terrain has many uphill and downhill challenges for the runners, the course itself is quite flat compared to other large-scale marathons.

The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend has grown tremendously over the year especially after the half marathon category was added in 2006.

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AACR Philadelphia Marathon

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

Marathon Half Marathon 8K Kids Fun Run
Distance 42.2km 21.1km 8km 1 mile/ Half Mile/ Dashes
Race Date Nov 19, 2023 Nov 18, 2023 Nov 18, 2023 Nov 18, 2023
Start Time 7:00 am# 7:00 am# 11:00 am# 12:00 pm
Eligibility Criterion* 16 years & above 14 years & above 12 years & above 5-12 years & above ^
Fees – Early Bird $95 $85 $30 $15
Fees**- Events $110 & Up $100 & Up $35 & Up $15 & Up
Fees**- Challenges $120 & Up for Independence Challenge (8K and Full Marathon)
$110 & Up for Patriot Challenge (8K and Half Marathon)
$185 & Up for Liberty Bell Challenge (Half and Full Marathon)
$215 & Up for Freedom Challenge (8K, Half, and Full Marathon)
Registration Register here Register here Register here Register here
Expo Details Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall F, 12th and Arch street, Downtown Philadelphia
Date & Timings: Nov 17 (12pm-9pm) & Nov 18 (9am-5pm)

^ Kids “Dashes” age eligibility is 5-12 years while the “One mile and Half-mile” kids run is open for 6-12-year-olds.

# Wheelchair races will start 5 min prior to runners/walkers – 6:55 am for Full Marathon & Half Marathon and 10:55 am for 8K.

* Please note that all youth race participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian’s signed authorization on the official event application and waiver.

** Fees for events are time–sensitive i.e. increases closer to the race date. Early bird discounts are usually available till mid January   

Route/Course Map

Information about the Course Map, Elevation Maps & Storyboard Maps for AACR Philadelphia Marathon 2023 has not yet been released by organizers. Below are details from AACR Philadelphia Marathon 2022.

Full Marathon Half Marathon 8K
Course Maps FM Course Map HM Course Map 8K Course Map
Elevation Maps FM Elevation Map HM Elevation Map
Storyboard Maps FM Storyboard Map HM Storyboard Map

The AACR Philadelphia Marathon 2022 route will have the below-mentioned Start and Finish points:

Start Point Finish Point
Marathon, Half Marathon & 8K 2nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, near the Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Kids Fun runs Held inside the Eakins Oval, on the 2nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, near the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Prize Money

Information about Prize Money for the Philadelphia Marathon 2023 is given below. All prizes are equal for men and women categories.

1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize 4th Prize 5th Prize
Open category
Marathon $10,000 $7,500 $5,000 $2,500 $1,500
Half Marathon $5,000 $2,500 $1,500 $1,000 $500
8K $1,500 $1,000 $750 $500 $250
Master category
Marathon $1,000
Half Marathon $500
8K $250
Wheelchair category
Marathon $4,000 $2,000 $1,000 $750
Half Marathon $2,000 $1,500 $750 $500
8K $750 $500 $250 $150
Marathon $1,000
Course Record Bonus
Marathon $1,000
Half Marathon $1,000

In addition to the above, there would also be age group awards for the following age groups:
Marathon: 16- 19 I 20-24 I 25-29 I 30-34 I 35-39 I 40-44 I 45-49 I 50-54 I 55-59 I 60-64 I 65-69 I 70-74 I 75-79 I 80+

Half Marathon: 14-15 I 16- 19 I 20-24 I 25-29 I 30-34 I 35-39 I 40-44 I 45-49 I 50-54 I 55-59 I 60-64 I 65-69 I 70-74 I 75-79 I 80+

2022 and Earlier Edition Results/Photos



Important Points

  1. Participants should have a valid and legible photo ID Card during registration/ bib collection. Age proof is also required.
  2. Covid Vaccination: Runners will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to race weekend. Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is currently defined as having completed a CDC or World Health Organization-authorized vaccination series two weeks prior to race day. Kids aged 5 & above also need to be fully vaccinated.
  3. VIP Package available: The VIP booking package includes exclusive perks like private restrooms, gear check, light continental breakfast, post-race brunch, and a private heated tent near the start/finish line.
  4. Runner Referral Program where the runner gets a cashback if he/she refers the race to a certain number of people (and who use the runner’s referral URL to register).
  5. Hand-crank bikes are not permitted at any of the 2022 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend events.
  6. Aid stations: Water and Gatorade will be provided at the fluid stations. Gatorade gels will be available just after mile 11, just before mile 18, and just after mile 22 for the full marathon.  There will not be any nutritional gels for the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon.
  7. Pacers are provided.
  8. Further details can be accessed through the Race guide.
  9. For those participating in the Patriot Challenge & Freedom Challenge, they need to finish the Half Marathon prior to 11:00 am so that they can start with the 8K run on time with other 8K runners.
  10. Time limits are applicable for the races after which the course would be open for regular vehicular traffic.
    • Full Marathon: 7 hrs (By 2 pm)
    • Half Marathon:  4 hrs 30 min (By 11:30 am)

Contact Information
Address: Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, 1515 Arch Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email: Info@PhiladelphiaMarathon.com
Website: https://www.philadelphiamarathon.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Philly_Marathon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhiladelphiaMarathon
Instagram: https://instagram.com/philly_marathon

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