The countdown is on for the Broad Street Run 10-Miler on May 3, 2020!

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Spectator Information

Race day in Philadelphia is special. That’s because the entire city joins in on the fun. Whether you’re supporting specific runners or want to take in the sites, we love that spectators come out to watch the race and cheer on runners. Make a clever sign, give out high fives, and yell out encouraging sentiments. Your good energy will help propel our runners forward to reach the finish line.

Getting there

There are many ways to get to where you need to be on race day. Here are some options:

Coming from inside the city

The best way to get to the start area if you live in the city or are staying at a hotel in the city is to take the Broad Street Line.

After the race, you can either walk or take a shuttle bus from the finish area back to the parking areas and NRG Station.

Coming from outside the city

One thing to note is that there is no parking available at the start area.

If you’re driving into the city, we recommend that you park your car at the Stadium Complex at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue for free. You can then take the Broad Street Line at NRG Station to the start. Note: it takes about 35 minutes to reach SEPTA Broad and Olney Transportation Center, just a few blocks from the start area.

If you’re taking SEPTA’s Regional Rail or Market-Frankford Line into the city, take it to Suburban Station, and then hop on the Broad Street Line from City Hall Station. If you’re taking PATCO from New Jersey, get off at the 12th and 13th & Locust Station, and walk two blocks west to the Broad & Locust Station on the Broad Street Line. 

After the race, you can either walk or take a shuttle bus from the finish area back to the parking areas and NRG Station.

For public transportation information, visit septa.org or call 215-580-7800.

Race Day Parking

Driving down to the race? Below is some information so you know where to leave your car and how you can get to the start area.

There is no parking available at the Start area.

For the Finish Line area, we suggest that all runners park at the Stadium Complex in the Citizens Bank Park and the Wells Fargo Center parking lots. ALL RUNNERS MUST BE OUT OF THESE LOTS NO LATER THAN 12:00 P.M.

Runners and spectators may also park at FDR Park (enter from Pattison Avenue, across from the Novacare Complex). Parking along the roadway in FDR Park is only permitted on one side of the road. Illegally parked cars are subject to towing by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. All lots will open no later than 5:30 a.m. and will be closed as they are filled. No vehicles will be permitted in the Navy Yard without credentials at all entrances.

All running clubs that are planning post-race gatherings are asked to refrain from using the Citizens Bank Park or Wells Fargo Center lots. Instead, please plan to arrive early to park under I-95 in the rear of FDR Park. ALL RUNNERS MUST BE OUT OF THESE LOTS NO LATER THAN 12:00 P.M.

RESTRICTIONS 
Runners and spectators must park in designated areas and are subject to parking regulations. The Philadelphia Parking Authority and the Philadelphia Police Department will enforce normal parking restrictions. Please observe all parking regulation signs and directions from the parking lot attendants. There is no parking available at the start area, on Pattison Avenue, or inside The Navy Yard. Parking areas are not controlled by the Blue Cross Broad Street Run and made available at the courtesy of various sports facilities. Some gates will be left closed to control traffic.

Getting to the Start

Check www.septa.org for more information. Runners can ride free on the Broad St. Line only by showing their race bib.

The Broad Street Subway will be running on a special race day schedule. For more information please check out www.septa.org and the race website on race weekend. You are strongly encouraged to board a train no later than 6:30 a.m. Most trains will be express trains; however, a limited amount of trains will be starting out from the Walnut-Locust station for our Center City participants.

Additional Shuttle buses will also be available on Little Broad Street just north of Pattison Avenue to take runners to the start area.

Getting to the Start via Regional Rail

SEPTA is pleased to announce that participants in the Blue Cross Broad Street Run have Regional Rail service alternatives to reach the Race route directly. Early morning train service from Glenside and Jenkintown will connect runners to the Broad Street Line at Fern Rock Transportation Center. Take the Broad Street line one (1) stop to Olney Transportation Center, where signs will direct them to the warm-up area at Central High School Athletic Field at Broad Street and Somerville Avenue.

At the end of the Race, riders should take the Broad Street Line to City Hall Station where they can connect to Suburban Station and Regional Rail service.

Travel time from Glenside and Jenkintown Stations to Fern Rock Transportation Center is 9 minutes. Both stations offer free parking on weekends and frequent return service on several SEPTA Regional Rail Lines.

For more service information consult the Glenside Combined Regional Rail timetable – Sunday service at www.septa.org

Best spots to watch

Here is a list of great spots to stop and watch the race:

  • The start area near Broad and Fisher Streets
  • North Broad Street along the Temple University Campus
  • North Broad Street at Callowhill Street
  • City Hall — the west side at Dilworth Plaza
  • Broad and Walnut Streets outside The Bellevue
  • South Broad Street along the Avenue of the Arts
  • South Broad Street at Carpenter Street (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts)
  • South Broad Street at Jackson Street (South Philadelphia High School)
  • South Broad Street at Bigler Street
  • South Broad Street at Packer Avenue, one block from Chickie’s & Pete’s
  • Broad Street and Pattison Avenue at the Sports Complex

Music groups, high school bands, cheerleading squads, church choirs, and drill teams are invited to perform along the course to energize the runners and spectators.

If your organization would like to participate, call 215-683-3594 or email info@www.broadstreetrun.com.

Live Broadcast

Watch the race live on NBC10, Telemundo62 and nbc10.com starting at 7:30am

Finish line area

You can also watch the race from the Finish Line, which is in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. There will be a limited number of bleacher seats available.

The finish line is located about one-quarter mile past the main gate of the Navy Yard, at the southern end of Broad Street. View a map of the finish area.

There will be fun activities in the Navy Yard for kids of all ages, like the Dunkin’ Munchkin Run, Diaper Dashes, face painting, and much more. Learn more about the fun at the finish line.

Please note that no bags, backpacks, or coolers are permitted in the Navy Yard. Any items brought into the Navy Yard must be in clear plastic bags. If you are bringing in a child with a diaper bag, the bag may be searched.

Pick Up Lot: 
In an effort to accommodate those runners who wish to be picked up after the race and to avoid congestion in the Navy Yard with unauthorized vehicles, we have established a parking lot similar to a cell phone waiting lot at the airport. The hours for this lot are 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Runners wishing to be picked up in this manner should board the FDR shuttle buses to be transported to the pickup lot located on West Pattison Avenue between 20th Street and the NovaCare Complex (Eagles training facility). The shuttle buses to FDR park and the pickup lot will be located at 1th Street and Normandy Place.

Instructions for drivers picking people up are as follows:

Family members or friends only coming to pick up runners at the completion of the race are urged to use this cell phone waiting lot. Drivers must enter this lot from the west at the Police checkpoint located at Pattison Avenue and Penrose Avenue. Drivers communicate to the Police that they are there to pick up runners. All drivers must remain with their vehicle the entire time. ANY VEHICLE LEFT UNATTENDED WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TOWED.

All spectators at the Navy Yard will be required to go through security check points to enter the Marine Parade Grounds. No backpacks, duffel bags or coolers are permitted in the Navy Yard. If you bring items into the Navy Yard, they must be in one gallon size clear bags. All items are subject to search by security.

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