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The Broad Street Run

Rating: Gold based on 49 reviews
Distance: 10.00 miles / 16.09 km
Location: Start: Fisher And Broad
Broad Street - Philadelphia, PA, US
Attributes: point-to-point, all flat, roads
Description: Downhill 10 Mile Run. USATF Certification PA 99008 WB
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Added by Bill Brasington on 2/13/2007
DISCLAIMER: USATF and the author of this route make no warranties as to the conditions, safety, distance accuracy, or suitability for running of this route. Run at your own risk!

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Rating: Route rating: Silver
by: John on 5/3/2017 9:10:29 AM
Very fun run that gives novice runners a great idea of those "big race" feels and quite possibly convince them to give the Philly Half a whirl in the fall. The course is fast and relatively downhill sans two small bridge hills early on in the race. Water stations are spread out every mile and crowds get significantly bigger closer to the finish line, which is great motivation for that final push. My only complaints against the race is the start. 40,000 people going almost all at once. I think the separation between the corrals needs to be slightly longer and there should be volunteers working the crowd to make some of the slower runs go back to the corrals in which they are meant to start in. The log jam for the first 2-3 miles can be extremely frustrating.

Rating: Route rating: Gold
by: Chris on 5/3/2017 6:56:53 AM
The crowd along the course is supportive and vocal with almost no dead spots. The field is very crowded though, and it makes running a fast pace difficult through the first couple miles even if you are in the right corral. In past years, I have found that the shuttle bus drivers at the end of the race had very little idea of how to get where they were going. As a result it is easier to walk back to the parking lots for your car.

Rating: Route rating: Gold
by: Daniel on 2/2/2016 9:07:21 AM
Overall great course. it's jammed up by the start line and need more organization but other then that no complaints. Spectators are scare for the first mile or two. There is an uphill by might 7-8 I believe. Navy Yard finish line is great.


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