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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

 

Please note: THERE ARE NO REFUNDS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
If health mandates related to a resurgence of COVID-19 compel us to cancel the October 10, 2021 Broad Street Run, we will hold a virtual run and no refunds will be issued.

2021 Lottery FAQs

(Revised August 2, 2021)

When will the lottery take place?

The lottery will open on August 1, 2021, and close on August 7, 2021. All runners who register for the lottery will be notified on August 9, 2021, if they are selected or not.

What is the cost to enter the 2021 Blue Cross Broad Street Run lottery?

The cost is $57.00. You will be required to supply your credit card information during the lottery registration process but will not be charged until the selections are made. If you are not selected in the lottery, you will not be charged.

What if I am selected in the lottery and the race is canceled?

If health mandates related to a resurgence of COVID-19 compel us to cancel the Blue Cross Broad Street Run on October 10, 2021, we will hold a virtual run and no refunds will be issued.

If I am selected in the lottery and my plans change, can I transfer my spot to another runner?

Yes, those selected in the lottery may transfer their spot to another runner until September 7, 2021. If you transfer your spot, the new runner will be required to pay the $15.00 transfer fee, in addition to the $57 registration fee. They must complete the transfer by September 9, 2021. Once the new runner is registered, you will be refunded your entry fee through the RunSignUp system.

Can I defer my entry to 2022 if I am selected in the lottery?

Yes, you can defer your 2021 entry to 2022 if you are selected in the 2021 lottery.  Please be aware, deferring your entry guarantees you a spot bypassing the 2022 lottery, but you will still be required to pay the 2022 entry fee.

Will you be offering a virtual option for the 2021 race?

Yes, we are offering a virtual option for the 2021 race. The cost of the virtual event is $45.

When should I run my virtual race?

You can run your race anytime that is convenient for you, but you must submit your results by October 11, 2021. All virtual results will be merged into the in-person results once the in-person results are final.

What is included with the virtual race option?

Your race shirt and medal will be mailed to you in mid-September.

I am registered for the in-person race but would like to move to the virtual race.

You are free to move to the virtual race. Send an e-mail to [email protected] informing them that you would like to be moved to the virtual race.

I deferred my 2021 entry to 2022 but would like to register for the virtual race.

Those who are registered for the in-person race that wish to switch to the virtual race can reach out to [email protected] and we will switch your event from the in-person race to the virtual race.

If I decide to run in the virtual race instead of the in-person race, am I still eligible for prizes?

No, unfortunately virtual runners are ineligible for any monetary or age group awards.

If I decide to run the virtual race, does it still count toward my legacy races?

Yes.

General Questions

(Updated July 14, 2021)

When is the next Blue Cross Broad Street Run, and what is the starting time?

The next Blue Cross Broad Street Run will be held on October 10, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

The Run is in close communication with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to ensure the race is conducted with public health and safety as our top priority.

Will the race be held in the same location?

Yes. The race will start at Broad & Fisher and finish in the Navy Yard on the Marine Parade Grounds.

Does the Blue Cross Broad Street Run benefit charity?

Yes, the Blue Cross Broad Street Run has five charity partners: the American Cancer Society, The American Association of Cancer Research, the Fairmount Park Conservancy, Students Run Philly Style, and Back On My Feet.

Partners benefit through the runners’ donations and pledges.

Who do I contact if I want to share my own Blue Cross Broad Street Run experience?

If you have a story to tell about why you are participating in the Blue Cross Broad Street Run, we would like to hear it. Send your story to [email protected].

Will training programs (like Team Philly Race Training and Runcoach) still be available until the new date?

Yes, both programs will be available. Go to our training page for more details.

Will the 2022 race be moved back to May?

Yes, the 2022 race will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Covid Related Questions

(Updated July 14, 2021)

Are vaccines and mask required?

No. In accordance with guidance from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks.

Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to wear masks, and get vaccinated as soon as possible. Make a vaccine appointment today by visiting: https://www.phila.gov/services/mental-physical-health/get-vaccinated/sign-up-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine/.

Race staff are in regular communications with the Health Department to stay informed about the threat level of the virus in Philadelphia.

The health of prospective participants, volunteers, spectators, and staff is and will remain the top priority and the race will follow all applicable public health guidance at the time.

What if the in-person race on October 10th is cancelled due to COVID?

If health mandates related to a resurgence of COVID-19 compel us to cancel the October 10, 2021 Broad Street Run, we will hold a virtual run and no refunds will be issued.

Will there be any security restrictions or changes that are COVID related?

Not at this time.

Race staff are in regular communications with the Health Department to stay informed about the threat level of the virus in Philadelphia.

The health of prospective participants, volunteers, spectators, and staff is and will remain the top priority and the race will follow all applicable public health guidance at the time.

Expo Related Questions

(Updated July 14, 2021)

I can no longer attend the Expo to pick up my bib. How can I request to have it sent by mail?

Go into your RunSignUp profile to add the packet mailing option. This option closes on August 31, 2021.

When and where will the Expo be held?

The Health & Fitness Expo “Presented by Penn Medicine” will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Hall F, Philadelphia, PA  19107.

 

Event Day Questions

(Updated July 14, 2021)

What will be the best ways to get to the race?

The Central High School Athletic Field is located at Broad Street and Somerville Avenue approximately one mile north of the Route 1 and North Broad Street Interchange.

Board the Broad Street Line at any subway stop to get to the start area.

Many trains are crowded and may not stop at some locations going north, so please allow enough time to get to the Broad Street Run start area

Will the race be a mass start or waves?

The race has wave starts based on your finishing time. There will be seven waves.

Will spectators be allowed along the course?

Yes, spectators are permitted along the course.

Will there be buses for gear check?

Yes, gear check buses will be provided at the start.

Will there be any provisions for the water stops?

The typical water station set up is being used for the 2021 race.

Post Race Related Questions

(Updated July 14, 2021)

Will there be post-race festival activities?

Yes, we are planning on having our traditional post race activities.

Will there be a meet up area for my family?

There will be a family meeting area on the Marine Parade Grounds in the Navy Yard.

Are spectators and families allowed at the finish line?

Yes, spectators and families are permitted at the finish line on the Marine Parade grounds.