Mayor Cherelle L. Parker and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Orlando Rendon announced today that the 2024 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run will be held on Sunday, May 5, with a 7:30 a.m. start.  The nation’s largest 10-mile road race returns to its traditional date of the first Sunday in May, after a scheduled Phillies game last year moved the race up a week. This year, a Phillies game on May 5 will push the start time up a half hour to 7:30 a.m. The 2024 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run also returns to the traditional finish line in the Navy Yard, meaning the course will be a straight line from the start line at Somerville and Broad, with no turns. Construction at the Navy Yard moved the finish line for the 2021-2023 races. Once again, kids’ events and post-race activities will be held, and spectators are welcome to cheer on runners along the course.  “We are delighted that the Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run is back to its normal date and race course,” said Mayor Cherelle L. Parker. “This race always generates excitement and enthusiasm not only for the runners, but for their families and friends who come out to cheer them on. We wish every participant a safe, healthy and fun experience on Broad Street on May 5th!”

“The Navy Yard is ready to welcome back participants and their loved ones at the finish line,” said Commissioner Rendon. “My thanks goes to the Parks & Rec staff who kept the race going these past few years through the disruptions of the pandemic and construction.” “We’re proud to be the lead race sponsor of the Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run for nearly three decades. It has always represented our commitment to preventive health and fitness,” said Gregory E. Deavens, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross. “We’re excited to have teams of IBX associates both running the race and volunteering, like we do every year, and we look forward to a safe, healthy, and successful Run for everyone.”NBC10 will broadcast the race live beginning at 7:30 a.m. and will stream it live on all digital platforms. Telemundo62 will broadcast live coverage of the race in Spanish from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and will simulcast the race in its entirety on Telemundo Noreste on all streaming platforms as well.2024 Registration  Registration for the 2024 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run will open February 1 at 12:01 a.m. and close on February 15, at 11:59 p.m. The race will welcome up to 40,000 runners. Registrants will be accepted through a lottery system or have the option of running on behalf of a charity partner.  Runners will be notified the week of February 19 if they have secured a race bib through the lottery.