The Philadelphia Marathon returns in 2013, and more than 50,000 spectators and 30,000 runners are expected to descend on the city. Here’s how to make the most of it.
Mayor Nutter joked that it would take him days to complete a marathon, with our without special shoes.
Little news fans turned out at the Philadelphia Marathon Fun Run at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday, Nov. 17th, 2012.
Little news fans turned out at the Health and Fitness Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Friday, Nov. 16th, 2012.
Michael McKeeman came in first with an unofficial time of 2:17:50.
17-year-old Andrew Nyhus, who was lucky enough to get into the Philadelphia Marathon, is running to help victims of Sandy.
There was friction at check-in Saturday for some elite runners participating in Sunday’s Philadelphia Marathon.
The first race of Philadelphia Marathon weekend took place Saturday morning on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
Mayor Nutter introduced a Brooklyn, NY woman who will be running the Philadelphia Marathon after overcoming harrowing medical problems.
Philadelphia Marathon weekend kicks off Friday.
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.