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Race and Course Information

The Blue Cross Broad Street Run course is a 10-mile, point-to-point course. Runner’s World named it one of the fastest 10-mile courses in the country. Race start time is 8 a.m.


Text “RUNPHL” to 888-777 for free Blue Cross Broad Street Run text alerts. Stay informed about the weather, emergencies and race alerts!

Run 411

Run 411

Take the guesswork out of race day with these helpful tips.

Runner tracking: Tell your loved ones to track your progress. Register at to receive alerts when you cross the 3-, 5-, and 7-mile markers, as well as the finish line.

Get instant results: When you cross the finish line, scan the QR code on your race bib with your smartphone to get your race results.

Running virtually? Run your race anytime that is convenient for you! Submit your results by going to the virtual results page by May 15, 2022.

Getting to the start

Getting to the start

The start area is located on the grounds of the Central High School Field at Broad Street and Somerville Avenue. You have several options to get there on race day

Coming from inside the city: The Broad Street Line is the best way to get to the start area — and it’s free of charge! Simply show your race bib to the cashier at any Broad Street Line station. Check for more information.

Coming from outside the city: For those taking Regional Rail or the Market-Frankford Line from outside of the city to Suburban Station, you can hop on the Broad Street Line at City Hall Station.

If you’re taking PATCO from New Jersey, get off at the 12th and 13th & Locust Station, walk two blocks west to the Broad & Locust Station on the Broad Street Line.

If you plan on driving from outside of the city, you should park at one of the following locations:

  • The Stadium Complex (Lincoln Financial Field and Wells Fargo Center parking lots only)
  • Center City (and use any Broad Street Line station)

Please plan to park near the start area, as no parking is available. There is also no parking on Pattison Avenue. Normal parking restrictions will be enforced.

Once you’ve parked, you can get to the start area one of two ways:

  • Take the Broad Street Line at NRG Station near the Stadium Complex for FREE
  • Take a shuttle outside of NRG Station

All trains travel north to the Olney Transportation Center, right by the start area. Check for updates related to parking and shuttles.

Using rideshare: Please have your driver drop you off at either:

  • Broad Street and Chew Avenue
  • Ogontz and Somerville Avenues

Tips for drivers

  • Runners should carpool.
  •  Arrive early — Stadium Complex lots will open by 5:30 a.m. and will be closed as they are filled.
  • Visit for the most up-to-date status on parking availability on race day.
  • Please dispose of all trash before you leave
Sunday Morning Mass for Runners

Sunday Morning Mass for Runners

Once again this year, our friends at Our Lady of Hope Church (5200 North Broad Street) are holding a Mass for our participants at 6:45 a.m. 

Start area

Start Area

Gear check: Use the clear plastic bags you received at the Expo to check your gear for FREE. 

Here’s how gear check works:

  • Put some form of identification, including your name, address, and phone number, inside your bag in case we need to ship the bag back to you after the race. We won’t accept garments outside of the bag.
  • Find a gear check bus located around the start area, including Olney Avenue, Old York Road, and Somerville Avenue. Consult the start map below for specific locations.

2022 Start Area

  • Check your gear by 7:45 a.m.
  • Attach one wristband to your bag and give your bag to the gear volunteer. Keep the second wristband and sticker with you. You will need these to help you find your bus and claim your bag at the finish area.
  • Remember the bus number in which you checked your gear because buses will not be loaded by bib number.
  • Pick up your gear in the PIDC parking lot toward the exit. See finish line map below for specific locations.

2022 Finish Area

  • We will not accept any personal backpacks or other large bags at gear check on race day; you must have a clear bag. For your safety and the safety of others, all bags will be subject to inspection

Stay informed on race day: Sign up for free emergency alerts from the Office of Emergency Management by texting RunPHL to 888-777.

Restrooms and water

Restrooms and water

There will be more than 225 portable toilets at the start. Please allow yourself enough time to use the facilities before the start of the race.

Please remember to hydrate before the race. Water stations will be located at the following mile marks:

2.2 miles
4.2 miles
6.3 miles
7.8 miles
9.1 miles
Finish line

Nuun® will be in Nuun branded cups on tables at two hydration stations at the following mile marks:

2.2 miles (Broad & Master Streets)
7.8 miles (Broad & Mifflin Streets)

Bottled water will be available at the finish line.

Safety and security

Safety and security

If you see anything suspicious, notify a law enforcement officer or call 911.

Sign up for free emergency alerts by texting RunPHL to 888-777.

If your vehicle is relocated, please call your local PPD District Headquarters or 3-1-1. Do not call 9-1-1 for towed vehicles.

SEPTA riders are encouraged to download the Transit Watch mobile app to report security or safety concerns to SEPTA Transit Police.

The Broad Street Run and associated events are a “No Drone Zone”. Drone use is prohibited during this event. Please report any drone sightings to the nearest Philadelphia Police Officer.

Prohibited items

  • Weapons and contraband of any kind (regardless of permitting). This will include firearms, knives, pepper spray, etc.
  • Right-to-Carry permits will not be honored and weapons will not be permitted.
  • Fireworks (includes flammable liquids, fuels or explosives)
  • Suitcases
  • Bulky items or packages larger than 12”x12”x6”
  • Containers (glass, aluminum or otherwise) that can hold more than 1 liter of liquid. (Water bottles are permitted).
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs or illicit substances of any kind
  • Bicycles or scooters
  • Facial costume masks of any kind (except religious headwear)
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS or “drones”)
  • Selfie sticks
  • Large umbrellas
  • Animals or reptiles (service animals are permitted)
  • All other items that are deemed unsafe by on-site security staff, race officials or public safety officers.

Surrendered items will not be returned.

Discouraged items

  • Large blankets, comforters or sleeping bags
  • Backpacks, handbags or shoulder bags of any kind (clear plastic participant bags are permitted)
  • Props (includes flagpoles, military or fire gear, sporting equipment or other hard objects)
  • Coolers
  • Action cameras

NOTE: No spectators, please!  Only runners, event staff/vendors, and emergency personnel will be permitted to enter the secured zones at the start and finish areas. Spectators and families are encouraged to cheer runners on virtually this year, by tuning into the live stream online or on NBC10.

NOTE: All persons entering the race start/finish areas and race route will be screened by security personnel equipped with hand-held magnetometers.

NOTE: All items being carried into the start/finish areas will be thoroughly searched by security.


There will 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 public safety official along the course.

Einstein, Temple University and Methodist Hospitals are located along the course.

There is one medical tent at the finish line.

Missing Children

Runners should plan to meet with their families/friends away from the race route or finish area since spectators are not encouraged this year. In the event that a child is missing, please report this to the nearest Philadelphia Police Officer as soon as possible. All lost children will also be taken to the Lost Child & Items Tent at the PIDC lot on Pattison Avenue where they will remain for 45 to 60 minutes. After that time, lost children will be escorted to the Philadelphia Police Department Central Division until reunification can be made with a parent or guardian.

It’s always a smart idea to take a photo of your children before attending a public event and have the child memorize the cell phone of their parent or guardian.

Lost Items

During the Broad Street Run, lost items can be dropped off at the Lost Child and Items Tent located at the PIDC lot on Pattison Ave. All items will be collected and remain in the possession of Broad Street Run staff. Anyone seeking to reclaim lost items can do so at the information booth in the PIDC lot. After event hours, you can contact the Broad Street Run at ([email protected] | 215-683-3594).

Start corrals

Start corrals

We use a corralled, wave system at the start of the race. Your corral assignment is based on the anticipated finish time that you provided at registration. Runners must be in their corrals by 7:45 a.m.

Start times

  • Wheelchairs: 7:55 a.m.
  • Elite athletes and first wave: 8 a.m.
  • After the first wave, each of the following waves will start every three to five minutes.

Note: Runners inside Central High School field after the green corral starts will not be permitted to exit until after the gray corral departs on Broad Street

Start Corals with times

Runner tracking

The Blue Cross Broad Street Run is offering race day tracking of runners to friends, family and love ones.

Receive alerts as runners cross timing equipment at various points on the course.

Note: There is no set up required for the runner.

Please be sure to use the email tracking (not phone/SMS messaging option).

Go to to receive email notifications.

Finish line

Finish Line Area

The race will end on Pattison Avenue, in between FDR Park and the NovaCare Complex. After crossing the finish line, make sure to continue moving into the runner refreshment area within the PIDC lot.

Refreshments: At the end of the race, remove the food tag from your bib and give it to the volunteers in the refreshment tent to receive a refreshment packet. Our preparations included one of each item per runner. Please be considerate of others and only take one of each item.

We ask all runners to help keep the area clean.

Please put all waste in the proper receptacles.

Medal distribution: All medals will be distributed at the rear of each runner refreshment tent.

Exiting the finish area: All runners will exit the finish area on the west side of Pattison Avenue.

Shuttle buses will be located at 20th Street and Pattison Avenue.

After the race: There will be a designated pick-up location at Darien Street and Pattison Avenue.

You will be able to take a shuttle from 20th Street and Pattison Avenue back to the designated pick-up spot or to the Sports Complex parking lots. Shuttle buses will leave every ten minutes.

The pick-up lot will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. Please tell your driver to enter the lot at the police checkpoint located at Pattison Avenue and Penrose Avenue. Drivers must remain with their vehicle at all times. Any vehicle left unattended will be towed immediately.

Rideshare at the Finish Line Area: There is a designated rideshare pick up / drop off point on Pattison Ave near S. Darien St and another pick up / drop off point on S. 20th St near Hartranft St. All rideshare passengers and vehicles will be directed to that area.

Get your race results quickly!
After you cross the finish line, you can find out your results shortly after the race by:


After Party at Chickie’s & Pete’s

After Party at Chickie’s & Pete’s

The Broad Street Run Official After Party at Chickie’s & Pete’s featuring Dogfish Head, Truly Hard Seltzer, and Ketel One Botanical.

Join us Sunday, May 1, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Official Broad Street Run After Party at Chickie’s & Pete’s.

The event will be at Chickie’s & Pete’s, 1526 Packer Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145. All ages are welcomed, but alcoholic drinks will only be served to those 21 and over. Be sure to bring your ID.

The after party will include specials featuring Dogfish Head Beer, Truly Hard Seltzer, and Ketel One Botanical.

Shuttles will be provided from the finish line.