The Blue Cross Broad Street Run course is a 10-mile, point-to-point course (named one of the fastest 10-mile courses in the country by Runner's World) starts at the Central High School Athletic Field at Broad Street and Somerville Avenue. The course is a pleasing run past the varied neighborhoods of Philadelphia along Broad Street. The race finishes inside the Philadelphia Navy Yard at the end of Broad Street in South Philadelphia.
Finish Area Map
This is a road race, not a walk. An agreement with the City of Philadelphia and its Police Department requires that all participants run a sub-15 minute per mile pace to allow the City to reopen Broad Street in a timely manner. All runners not keeping this pace will be directed to the sidewalks to allow traffic to re-open.
The following are not permitted on the course:
- Baby joggers
- Roller skates or blades
- Wheeled conveyances (other than wheelchairs*)
- Animals (except for seeing eye dogs)
- Portable media players (iPods or mp3 players)
In addition, no dogs or alcoholic beverages will be permitted in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
These restrictions are for your safety and for insurance considerations. Runners must be able to hear voice commands, vehicle sirens, and horns.
Water will be available along the course. Gatorade® will also be provided at the 2.2, 6.3, 7.8, and 8.5 mile water stations and at the finish. Gatorade will be in bright green cups on the first tables of each station on both sides of the street. Bottled water will be available at the finish line. One bottle per runner, please.
Water stations will be located at the following mile marks:
- Start area
- 2.2 miles (Gatorade station)
- 4.2 miles
- 5.2 miles
- 6.3 miles (Gatorade station)
- 6.9 miles
- 7.8 miles (Gatorade station)
- 8.5 miles (Gatorade station)
- 9.1 miles
- Finish line
There will also be numerous ambulances on the course. If you get sick or are injured, remain calm until help arrives. If any runner comes upon an emergency and no help is in the area, please report it to any police officer along the course. The following hospitals are located along the course: Temple University, Hahnemann, and Methodist.
Music groups, high school bands, cheerleading squads, church choirs, and drill teams are invited to perform along the course to energize the runners and spectators. If your organization is interested in participating, call the race hotline at 215-683-3594 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wheelchair Open Men:
Wheelchair Open Women:
Wheelchair Master Men:
Wheelchair Master Women:
|2007 Patrick Cheruiyot 45:14**
1999 Catherine Ndereba, 53:07
2002 Andrey Kuznetsov, 50:13
1992 Sandra Mewett, 57:56
2007 Tony Nogueira, 32:05
2001 Jessica Galli, 39:59
2008 Tony Nogueira, 33:52
2008 Jacqui Kapinowski 49:19
* The term "wheelchair" as used in this event literature, shall mean "push-rim wheelchairs" only. For safety reasons, hand-crank bicycle types of equipment are not permitted.
** Best 10-mile time ever recorded in the United States.