The big race isn’t until Sunday, but Marathon weekend here in Philadelphia officially kicks off today as many of the over 30,000 runners and 60,000 spectators arrive in town.
Due to the race, a number of streets will be closed, with the main areas affected being the inner lanes of the Ben Franklin Parkway and the 26.2 mile marathon route on Sunday.
Mike McKeeman stops by with advice on how to be a runner.
The annual Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend, one of the country’s premier marathon events, runs Nov. 16 to 18 and draws more than 27,000 runners and 60,000 fans each year.
Officials canceled the New York Marathon on November 2nd, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction.
The sold-out 19th annual Philadelphia Marathon is opening an additional 3,000 race registration slots for New York City Marathoners who were unable to compete in the cancelled race.
The largest number of runners in its history has signed up and it sold out earlier than it ever has.
What if you could clean up the city and give clothes to the needy? That’s the idea one girl and her father had after seeing what gets thrown away.
Philadelphia police say two runners in Sunday morning’s Philadelphia Marathon have died after collapsing during the race with apparent heart attacks.
The deaths at the Philadelphia Marathon are tragic and shocking, but most marathoners are aware that the distance poses serious risks.
KYW’s Medical Editor Dr. Brian McDonough says in situations like this it is often difficult to predict who is going to be at risk.
More than 27,000 runners and 60,000 spectators are expected to turn out for the 18th Annual Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday.
More than 27,000 runners and 60,000 spectators are expected to turn out for the 18th Annual Philadelphia Marathon, this Sunday morning.
Ukee Washington spoke to marathon runner Darryl Brown and the Philadelphia Marathon’s Executive Director Melanie Johnson about the upcoming Philly Marathon.
“Students Run Philly Style is an organization that mentors children between the ages of 12 and 18, and we use long distance running as the vehicle to connect with the kids,” says Jim Paterno, board chair of Students Run Philly Style and a running mentor.