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Philadelphia Marathon

"50 Years of Marathon Experiences"

philadelphia marathonThe Philadelphia Marathon was founded in 1954 so it is a longstanding and well organized annual marathon. It occurs the third Sunday in November each year, which makes it one of the chillier road running events but the Philadelphia weather gives you a very pleasant running experience.

November weather is chillier, so make sure you bring extra insulation with you. The average low temperature for November ranges between 33 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit and the average high temperature ranges between 51 to 62 degrees Fahrenheit.

Registration for Philadelphia

Registration for the Philadelphia Marathon is from Friday, November 16 at noon until November 17 at 6 p.m. : registration is open most of the day, but check their website for exact timings.

You will have the opportunity to pick up your race packets at the Health and Fitness Expo. You may not pick up your packet on race day and T-shirts are distributed on a first come, first served basis for runners at the packet pick-up.

Philadelphia Marathon Course / Route

The Philadelphia Marathon course is definitely one of a kind. You'll run down from the begining at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and then around Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, and the Liberty Bell through the first half of the marathon, so it's quite a historical sightseeing tour so remember to look around you.

The second half will lead you along the Delaware River. There you will run past the leafy lanes of Philadelphia Waterworks and along the Schuylkill River. Specified "cheer zones" have been established for the support crews of the runners to cheer their favorite runners on in an organized manner, so although the route won't be lined with spectators, you will feel supported.

The Philadelphia Marathon is wonderful for the newbie marathon runner, largely because of the fairly flat surface. Anyone running in the Philadelphia Marathon will be able to use it as a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.

Each runner will receive a small chip placed on their shoe that will provide them with a time for starting and finishing as well as the traditional "gun time." The starting point, throughout the race at various miles, and race finish will supply water stations. Supplies of Gatorade will begin at Mile 5 and continue until the race is over.

Everyone participating in the event can be photographed by Island Photography so you can have a great memento of your day.

There is always a very pumped up crowd at the Philly Marathon, between the spectators and the runners.Among the excitement of the marathon, you will also experience the thrill of being in one of the birthplaces of American Democracy. You will have a wonderful time on the Philadelphia Marathon; go ahead and give it a shot.

Philadelphia as a City

Philadelphia is located in southeast Pennsylvania. It's the fourth largest urban area in the United States. It's the country's sixth largest city. It's often nicknamed, "Philly." Philadelphia is a wonderful city with many districts. The city is located between NYC and Baltimore. There are numerous airports in the area as well as the direct rail service up and down the east coast.

Phildelphia is well-known as the City of Brotherly Love, and with good reason. Philadelphia is a great place to visit and spend a few days around your marathon run. Center City is home to Love Park.It is a shopping and dining district, as well as a place for many museums and cultural attractions.

Good luck with your Philadelphia marathon training preparations !


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