The 43rd annual Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run
kicks off Sunday, April 30 at 8:00 a.m.
The City of Philadelphia welcomes back runners to the 43rd annual Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run on Sunday, April 30. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. at Broad Street and West Fisher Avenue. Over 36,000 people have registered for the nation’s largest 10-mile road race.
“There’s so much to celebrate at this year’s IBX Broad Street Run,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “Spectators are welcome again to cheer on runners, and everyone can have fun at the post-race activities. I’m also proud that for the first year ever, we have a non-binary awards category.”
The Race Course
Due to construction on Broad Street, in the Navy Yard, the 2023 run will end on 11th Street, between Wells Fargo and Lincoln Financial Field. The awards ceremony, medal distribution, and other finishing line activities will take place in Lot K near Lincoln Financial Field, One Lincoln Financial Field Way.
As a result of the new finish line, the 2023 race course veers off Broad Street at Terminal Avenue and then onto 11th Street.
At City Hall runners will be diverted off Broad Street to John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Runners will:
Run west on John F. Kennedy Boulevard toward 15th Street.
Turn left onto 15th Street.
Follow 15th Street south to South Penn Square.
Return to Broad Street.
Runners will again be diverted off Broad Street in South Philadelphia, turning east at Terminal Avenue. The course will:
Follow Terminal Avenue under the I-95 overpass east to 11th Street.
Turn Left right onto 11th Street
End on 11th Street between Wells Fargo and Lincoln Financial Field.
Phased road closures for the race will begin at 2 a.m. Sunday, and include:
2:00 a.m. Pattison Ave from S 20th St to Broad St
3:00 a.m. Broad St from Olney Ave to Windrim Ave
7:00 a.m. Broad St from Windrim Ave to Pattison Ave
7:00 a.m. 15th St from Arch St to Chestnut St
7:00 a.m. JFK Blvd from Broad St to 16th St
7:00 a.m. 16th Street from JFK Blvd to Market St
7:00 a.m. Market St from 16th St to Broad St
7:00 a.m. Hartranft St from Broad St to Citizens Bank Way
7:00 a.m. Citizens Bank Way from Hartranft St to Pattison Ave
7:00 a.m. Pattison Ave from Citizens Bank Way to S Broad St
7:00 a.m. S 20th St from Packer Ave to Pattison Ave
Roads will reopen as they are cleared and serviced. The City expects the course to reopen by noon with the exception of some areas of 11th Street. The Philadelphia Police Department will be assigned to the detours around the run route to assist motorists. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes, avoid areas along the race course, allow for extra driving time, and proceed with caution during the race.
Pedestrians can expect delays when trying to cross roads or streets along the race course. Police will allow pedestrian traffic through intersections when possible, depending on the flow of race participants.
Prior to Sunday, “No Parking” signs will be posted at the starting area, along the race course, and in the center median of Broad Street. City of Philadelphia “No Parking” regulations will be strictly enforced. All vehicles on the race route will be relocated, beginning on Saturday evening, April 29.
The Health and Wellness Expo
The Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run Health and Wellness Expo, presented by Penn Orthopaedics, kicks off race weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (Hall E). This year’s Expo is open to the public. All race participants planning to run in person must visit the Expo before the race to pick up their bib, IPICO timing device, t-shirt, and race guide.
Expo dates and hours are:
Friday, April 28, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Spectators are welcome to gather along Broad Street to cheer on participants. Fans can also cheer runners on from home by watching the live broadcast on NBC10 and online.
Stay informed of important information, including event details and impactful weather, for the race. Text RUNPHL to 888777 to get free alerts direct to your phone.
Use of drones is prohibited over the course for the safety of participants. If you see a drone, please report the location of the drone and operator to the nearest public safety official.
This year, all clothing discarded on Broad Street will be donated to Our Closet in Your Neighborhood, a project of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Philly. Our Closet in Your Neighborhood hosts free mobile “pop-up” events that provide residents with free food, clothing, and social services while preserving their dignity and making it a fun experience.
“Parks & Rec has worked hard with our partner Independence Blue Cross to make this year’s IBX Broad Street Run safe and fun,” said Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell. “Good luck to all the runners, and if you’re not running, come out and cheer them on. See you at the finish line!”