Broad Street Run

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Final Preparations For Broad Street Run Participants, City

Philadelphia Police and organizers are going over all the final details for Sunday’s Broad Street Run.


(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

City Gears Up For Sunday’s Broad Street Run

Philadelphia is gearing up for this weekend’s Broad Street Run, and the city is making sure to take every precaution.


A C-130 does a flyover during the national anthem before the game between the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies during the home opener at Citizens Bank Park on April 9, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Phillies Offers Broad Street Run Participants, Supporters Half-Off Tickets

The Phillies have announced they will be offering participants and supporters of the Broad Street Run half-off tickets for Friday’s game.


Sneakers and clothing collected at the Broad Street Run expo and starting line will be donated to charity. (Credit: Mike Resnic/Clothes Pin)

Expo Kicks Off Broad Street Weekend Festivities

The expo and packet pick-up goes until 5 p.m. today, then 8 a.m.-to-5 p.m. tomorrow.


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Mayor Nutter Holds Press Conference On Broad Street Run Security

As Philadelphia prepares for the Broad Street Run, city officials are asking that both runners and residents be prepared for a number of things.


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SEPTA Adding Service For Broad Street Run; Numerous Bus Routes Detoured

Detours are expected to begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, and riders should allow additional time in case of delays.


(The Ionic columns once again gracing the front of Einstein Medical Center.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Decorative Columns Restored To Front Lawn of Einstein Medical Center

The columns stood by the entrance of Einstein for nearly 100 years, until a project to open access to the hospital from Broad Street forced their removal.


(Mayor Nutter asks runners and spectators to leave backpacks at home during the Broad Street Run.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Mayor Nutter Outlines Additional Security Precautions For Broad Street Run

Officials say there will be an increased police and emergency personnel presence. Cameras will be scanning the crowd and course.


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New Technology For Broad Street Run Security

Police Unveil New Surveillance System For Broad Street Run


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Meredith 8th Student Biyinah Cunningham &math teacher and running leader Jessica Tilli. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Kids At The Broad Street Run Will Show Support For Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

Many of the kids ages 12 through 18, are from various Philadelphia schools, and will be among those wearing red socks to show support for Boston Marathon bombing victims.


(In Rittenhouse Square, Mayor Nutter poses with a blowup of the sticker that will be given out for the Broad Street Run.  Credit: John McDevitt)

City of Philadelphia Prepares Love Notes of Support For Boston and Its Victims

The mayor says it will show unified support for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and raise awareness of the “One Fund Boston.”


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Facebook Group Asks Runners To Wear ‘Red Sox’ For Boston To Upcoming Broad Street Run

As of Friday afternoon, just over 1,000 people had been “invited” to partake, with 832 who said they were “going.”


(Runners along Kelly Drive in Fairmount Park.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Runners Proudly Undeterred By Boston Terrorism

One woman says she is committed to race in the Broad Street Run next month in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.


(The 2012 Broad Street Run.  Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Increased Security Presence Expected For Broad Street Run

Amtrak Police Department is stepping up patrols and conducting increased sweeps of stations and track right-of-way’s.