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Race and Course Information

The Independence 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.

The 2023 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run Official Race Guide comes in three formats for your convenience – you can view as a digital brochure, download as a PDF to your phone, or view as a webpage.


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

The start area is located on the Central High School Field grounds at Broad Street and Somerville Avenue

Expo and packet pickup

Expo and packet pickup

Health & Wellness Expo

Presented by Penn Orthopaedics

Enjoy health and fitness related vendors of all sorts, including the official merchandise of the Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run.

The Expo is open to runners, volunteers, family members, supporters, and anyone who would like to attend.

Pennsylvania Convention Center: 1101 Arch Street – Hall E, Philadelphia, PA
(Enter on Broad Street for Hall E, between Arch and Race Streets)

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.

For directions to the Convention Center and a complete listing of parking lots in close proximity to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, click here for directions and parking information.

Bib packet pick-up

Please bring your photo ID with you to packet pick-up at the Penn Orthopaedics Health & Wellness Expo. We strongly recommend you have your bib number handy.

If you cannot attend the Expo, a friend or fellow runner may pick up your packet for you if they provide:

  • Your bib number
  • A brief note from you authorizing them to pick up your packet
  • Their photo ID
  • A copy or photo of your photo ID

If you received an email as a winner of the PA Turnpike E-ZPass Fast Track Lane, please skip the line and bring the email and photo ID directly to the Solutions Center at the Health & Wellness Expo, presented by Penn Orthopaedics to pick your bib.

Confirming your 2023 participation status

Confirming your 2023 participation status

You can confirm your participation status by going to our registration status page.

Run 411

Run 411

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

Start time: The race start time is 8 a.m.

Smile! Once again, NBC10 and Telemundo62 will broadcast the entire race live.

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, and 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? For the fourth year, run your race anytime that is convenient for you! Submit your results by going to by May 15, 2023. Since results are self-reported, they are ineligible for prize money and age group awards.

Road closures

Road closures

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.

Getting to the start

Getting to the start

The start area is located on the Central High School Field grounds 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 — 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 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/13th & Locust Street Station, and 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 Citizens Bank Park parking lots only). Parking at the lots at the stadium is free. Please note there is NO parking in the Wells Fargo lots this year.
  • Center City (and use any Broad Street Line station)

Please don’t 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, take the Broad Street Line at NRG Station near the Stadium Complex for FREE.

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

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 close 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 6:30 a.m. (note time change to 6:30 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 line map for specific locations.

2023 Start Area

  • Check your gear by 7:30 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 finish area within the K Lot. See finish line map below for specific locations.

2023 Finish Line

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.

Please do not leave personal items at the start line. Any item you do not want to take with you on your run must be placed in the clear plastic bag and checked.

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 400 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. You can also get water from various locations with blue water flags at the start area and along the course.



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.

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 Independence Blue Cross 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. NOTE: Right-to-Carry permits will not be honored and weapons will not be permitted into the venue.
  • 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). NOTE: Persons entering the secured zone may wear a COVID-19 prevention mask covering both their nose and mouth. Security personnel will NOT deny entry to persons wearing this mask.
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS/Drones)
  • Selfie sticks
  • Large umbrellas
  • Animals or reptiles (Exception: service animals are permitted for spectators only. No animals are allowed on the race course)
  • All other items that are deemed unsafe by on-site security staff, race officials, or public safety officers.

 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: For the 2023 Broad Street Run, spectators will be permitted to view the start and finish of the race, as viewing space permits. Spectators will be permitted to enter the secured zone at the finish area. No spectators will be permitted on Terminal Avenue.

NOTE: All persons entering this venue will be screened by security agents equipped with magnetometers (hand-held or walk-through).

NOTE: All items being carried into the venue will be thoroughly searched by security agents at each checkpoint.

Medical / EMS

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. If 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 K Lot in Lincoln Financial Field lot entrance on 11th Street 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 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run, lost items can be dropped off at the Lost Child and Items Tent located at K Lot in Lincoln Financial Field. All items will be collected and remain in possession of Independence Blue Cross 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 Independence Blue Cross 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

2023 Start Corals with times

Runner tracking

Runner tracking

Tell your loved ones to track your progress!

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

Register at


Shriners Children’s Fun Zone and Shriners Children’s Run

Shriners Children’s Fun Zone and Shriners Children’s Run

Once again, the whole family is welcome on race day to the Shriners Children’s Fun Zone and Shriners Children’s Run at the Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run on Sunday April 30th.

Bring the kids down to the Finish Line on Pattison Ave, where the festivities start at 7:30 a.m. Events for your little runners include the Shriners Children’s Run and dashes for all ages. Fun activities like face painting, clowns and more will also be included in the Shriners Children’s Fun Zone. Commemorative T-shirts are available for the first 500 participants and all Shriners Children’s Run participants will receive refreshments.

Entry fee is just $5 per child (Ages 2 and under FREE).

Children ages 2 to 5 will be in age appropriate dashes. Fun Miler Participants must be ages 6 to 12. This event is for children under 12 only. If you are over the age of 12 you cannot register for this event.

Registration is available in the Shriners Children’s Fun Zone at the Health and Fitness Expo, Presented by Penn Orthopaedics (April 28 and April 29), or, you may register at the FINISH line on Pattison Ave starting at 7:00 a.m. on Race Day.

Finish line Area

Finish Line Area

The race will end in the K Lot at Lincoln Financial Field. After crossing the finish line, make sure to continue moving into the runner refreshment area.

2023 Finish Line

Refreshments: 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.

Please help keep the area clean and 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: Exit the finish area on the west side of Pattison Avenue.

Designated pick-up area and rideshare: The designated pick-up location is the P Lot at next to Citizens Bank Park. Have your ride enter P Lot from the 7th Street gate.

If P Lot is full, your ride can park on 7th Street between Pattison and Packer Avenues.

Drivers must always remain with their vehicles. Any vehicle left unattended will be towed immediately.

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


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