This year’s Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run starts on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at 8 a.m.
The race begins at the Central High School Athletic Field on Broad Street between Fisher Avenue and Somerville Avenue. The Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run course has a 10-mile, point-to-point course (named one of the fastest 10-mile courses in the country by Runner’s World) through the varied neighborhoods of Philadelphia along Broad Street. The 2023 race finishes in the K Lot at Lincoln Financial Field.
Spectators are welcome to cheer on runners along Broad Street. The 2023 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run will also be livestreamed online and broadcast on NBC10.
This is a road race, not a walk. The event organizer, the City of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Police Department require that all participants run a sub-15 minute per mile pace to allow the City to re-open Broad Street in a timely manner. All runners not keeping this pace will be directed to the sidewalks to allow traffic to re-open.
If you decide to slow to a walking pace, please move to the curb lanes to allow faster participants more running room. If you plan to go at a slower pace, please do not line up at the front of your corral.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. If health mandates related to a resurgence of COVID-19 compel us to cancel the April 30, 2023, Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run, we will hold a virtual run and no refunds will be issued.
Individual registration for the 10-miler is now closed and there is no race day registration.
Special note regarding registration for the Shriners Children’s Run.
The Shriners Children’s Run is the only event with open registration. You can register in advance at the Health & Wellness Expo presented by Penn Orthopaedics in the Shriners Children’s Fun Zone, or register at the finish line at Pattison Avenue starting at 7:00 a.m. on Race Day.
This event is for children under 12 only. If you are over the age of 12 you cannot register for this event.
Questions? We’ve got answers! Check out our FAQ section or view the 2023 Official Race Guide.