Philly Marathon Overview 2023
It’s the final countdown for the 2023 Philadelphia Marathon. Athletes have been training all year, runners groups are challenging each other to hit those PRs, and the City of Brotherly Love is ready to celebrate.
What do you need to know about the Philly Marathon this year? Here are answers to some of the most common questions to help you prepare.
Prepare for the 2023 Philadelphia Marathon
When is the Philadelphia Marathon? Philadelphia Marathon weekends is November 17-19. The Marathon is on Sunday November 19th at 7am.
Do you have to qualify for the Philadelphia Marathon? No, you don’t need a qualifying time to enter the marathon. But remember, the course has a cutoff time of seven hours. To reach the finish line before the cutoff time, runners must maintain a mile pace of 16 minutes or less.
How early should runners get to the Philadelphia Marathon? All race entry gates open at 5:00 am EST on Sunday. Show up early to pass all the security checks, warm up, and prepare for the run. Starting time is 7:00 am.
What Roads are Closed during the Philadelphia Marathon? Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed for several hours on Friday, and Saturday from 2:00 am to 3:00 pm, and Sunday from 2:00 am to 2:45 pm. Keep an eye out for a list of all the Philly road closures and updates the week of the marathon.
Where can you watch the Philly Half Marathon? Since the Philly Half Marathon is a different course than the main marathon, there aren’t as many spots for spectators. But you can still watch from Benjamin Franklin Parkway and along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
A Throwback Philly Marathon Photo
Runners at the 1976 Philadelphia Marathon.
Two Runners at the 1976 Philadelphia Marathon
ICYMI: Funny Signs from the NY Marathon
Not Running the Philly Marathon but looking to support? Take inspiration from these funny signs at the NY Marathon.
All Too Well by Taylor Swift Sign at NY Marathon
Run Like Your Chasing Squirrels Sign
Philly Run Groups Team Up at Philly United
Philly Run Groups came together on Sunday morning at a SOLD OUT Philly United event with over 250 attendees. Philadelphia Runner, the hub of Philadelphia’s Running community hosted the event led by Lionel Brodie of O.P.A.C. Check out the hashtag #phillyunited on Instagram to see more content.
Philly Run Groups at Philly United
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