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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.

Events include:

Stay Fit Philadelphia Challenge
November 1 - November 30, 2020

The Stay Fit Philly Challenge is a month-long challenge designed to encourage people to stay active during the month of November! Unlike other challenges, the Stay Fit Challenge is based on 30 days of activity instead of miles achieved! To keep you motivated, we will provide daily challenge videos—these videos will include a variety of activities that build every day keeping you active through the month of November!

Pay attention to each challenge because there will be some hidden perks you won’t want to miss! You are encouraged to stay active by doing at least 15-30 minutes of other activities including running, walking, biking, swimming, yoga, gardening, or walking the dog.

A portion of your registration fee is being donated to the AACR and will help propel the next wave of discoveries to benefit cancer patients and their families everywhere.

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