It’s never too late to set a goal for the new year! Beginning February 1, sign-ups will begin for the 38th annual Philadelphia Broad Street Run, taking place on Sunday, May  7. The Broad Street Run is the largest 10 mile race in the country which passes throughout several neighborhoods in Philly beginning at Central High School Athletic Field and ending at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. You will run past landmarks such as the Metropolitan Opera House, The Philadelphia Inquirer, City Hall and much more. This route is perfect for someone’s first big race, since it is primarily flat with no hills.

Take the Bus- Relax before the race and take one of our bus schedules from Wilkes-Barre or Scranton into Philadelphia to avoid traffic and hefty parking fees in the city. There is also no parking available near the starting point of the race.

Martz buses drop off in Center City at Filbert Street, which is a short walk to the Philadelphia Convention Center where you pick up your racing bib, shirt and other gear the Saturday before the run.

How It Works – The Broad Street Run is organized by a lottery system.  Don’t worry; it is usually a rare occurrence that someone doesn’t make it in the lottery, as over 40,000 people participate. Signups for individuals and teams will begin on February 1 and end on February 13 at 11:59pm EST. The cost is $50 and those who finish the race receive a nice quality medal and of course lots of snacks at the end!

The SEPTA rail throughout the city is offering free transportation for participants the day of the race on the Broad Street Line. This train goes directly to the start area of the race at the athletic field. Get there early since Uber prices tend to soar during this time.

Learn more about training for the race, areas for spectators and more at broadstreetrun.com. Good luck from Martz!