We’ll see you on May 5!

Countdown to the Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10-Miler (May 5, 2024)








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 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 no parking is available at the Start Area.

If you’re driving into the city, we recommend parking 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 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 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 11:30 P.M.

Illegally parked cars are subject to towing by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. All lots will open no later than 5 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 11:30 A.M.


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.

No parking is available at the Start Area, on Pattison Avenue, or inside The Navy Yard.

Parking areas are not controlled by the Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run and are made available courtesy of various sports facilities. Some gates will be left closed to control traffic.

Getting to the Start

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

The Broad Street Subway will be running on a special race day schedule. For more information, please check out septa.org and the race website on race weekend. You are strongly encouraged to board a train no later than 5:30 a.m. Most trains will be express trains; however, a limited number of trains will start from the Walnut-Locust Station for our Center City participants.

Getting to the Start via Regional Rail

SEPTA is pleased to announce that participants in the Independence 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 nine 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 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 [email protected].

Live Broadcast

Watch the race live on NBC10, Telemundo62 and nbc10.com starting at 7 a.m.

Finish Line area

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

Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run partners will be present with giveaways and products at the finish line.

There will be fun activities in the Navy Yard for kids of all ages, like the Kids Run, Diaper Dashes, face painting, and much more.

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.

All spectators at the Finish Line area will be required to go through security checkpoints to enter the Marine Parade Grounds. No backpacks, duffel bags, or coolers are permitted in the K Lot. If you bring items into the Marine Parade Grounds, they must be in one-gallon size clear bags. All items are subject to search by security.