Welcome to Philly Races
Philly RACES is a nonprofit organization that supports a series of running events in Philadelphia. It was established to support and improve the health and wellness of the city, to introduce youth and adults to its vast and beautiful parks, and to build running programs across a variety of skill levels.
Philly RACES events are produced or supported by the City of Philadelphia’s Managing Director’s Office and the Department of Parks & Recreation.
The two anchor events in the running series are the Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10 Miler and the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, which includes the AACR Philadelphia Marathon, the Dietz & Watson Half-Marathon and the Rothman Orthopaedics 8K.
The running series consists of shorter distance runs/walks throughout various parks in the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation system, along with new virtual races that will take place all year long!
In person races engage neighborhood residents, the larger community and help raise funds for various causes. Virtual events give those unable to be with us a way to participate in fun events regardless of where they are in the world.
The inaugural Philadelphia 76 Challenge is a month long challenge that is designed to encourage people to live an active lifestyle. The challenge lets you log your mileage anytime, anywhere!
Participants can log miles by running, walking, arm swinging in a wheelchair, biking, swimming, and even fitness classes! If you’re not up for the full 76 miles (about 2.45 miles a day), create a team and split it up! There will be weekly contests throughout the month with prizes, valued up to $250 each, to keep you engaged and motivated.
It's a fun distance and it’s the iconic year of 1776, which is how the 76ers (one of the City’s beloved professional sports team) selected its team name! Hint: everyone who registers for the challenge will be eligible for the grand prize of either a family 4-pack of tickets to a future 76ers game (valued at $500) OR a 76ers merchandise package (valued at $250)!