Philadelphia Parks & Recreation today announced changes to the course of the 2021 Blue Cross Broad Street Run. The 41st annual ten miler will take place on Sunday, Oct 10.
A new finishing line
Due to planned construction in the Navy Yard along League Island Boulevard, this year’s race will end on Pattison Avenue just west of Broad Street. As a result, the course was adjusted to maintain the race’s 10 mile distance while adjusting for the relocated finish line on Pattison Avenue.
The awards ceremony, medal distribution, and other finishing line activities will take place in the parking lot next to the NovaCare facility (1566-1999 Pattison Avenue).
The scenic route
At City Hall runners will be diverted off Broad Street to John F. Kennedy Boulevard. They will run west on John F. Kennedy Boulevard toward 16th Street. They will turn left onto 16th Street; run south to Market Street; make a left on Market Street for one block before following 15th Street south to South Penn Street in order to return to Broad Street.
Runners will again be diverted off Broad Street in South Philadelphia, turning east at Hartranft Street. The course follows Hartranft Street to Citizens Bank Way, where runners make a right before hitting Pattison Avenue. The final stretch of the 2021 race course is along Pattison Avenue, and runners will cross the intersection at Broad Street just before they reach the finish line.
Independence Blue Cross is the proud sponsor of Philly's premier 10 mile race, conducted by the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department.