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Half-Marathon of Philadelphia

Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to the 2023 Philadelphia Half Marathon!

The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, a much-anticipated event, takes place on November 18-19, 2023.

Experience a course that takes you through historic landmarks, vibrant neighborhoods, and along scenic waterfronts.

Race Overview

  • Date: November 18, 2023
  • Location: The race starts at 22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, near the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Course Details

  • Distance: 13.11 miles
  • Route: Starting from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the cultural Museum District, runners will experience the charm of Philadelphia. The course winds through Old City, Center City, University City, the serene trails of Fairmount Park, and along the Schuylkill River banks, finishing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This course is also sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

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  • 6:55 a.m.: Start for push rim wheelchairs
  • 7:00 a.m.: Start for runners and walkers
  • 11:30 a.m.: Official end time


  • Fee: $90 (until January 14)

Runner Perks

  • Finisher Incentives: Participants will receive a technical shirt (with women’s cut available), post-race refreshments, a finisher medal, and an online finisher certificate.

Support Stations

  • Hydration and Energy: The race will feature fluid stations at the start, finish, and along the course. Runners will be provided with Nuun Lemon Lime Endurance in blue & white cups and water from ACME Markets. Additionally, CLIF BLOKS energy chews will be available before the mile 8 water station.


  • Age Group Awards: The event recognizes a wide range of age groups, from 14 to 80+ years, ensuring that runners of all ages can compete and be acknowledged for their achievements.

This comprehensive guide provides everything you need to know about the 2023 Philadelphia Half Marathon. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a first-timer, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience, combining the beauty of Philadelphia with the thrill of competitive running. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to run through the heart of one of America’s most historic cities!