Where to Run: Top 10 Marathon Bucket List - #9: Philadelphia Marathon


By: Brian Elder


  • Schulylkill River
  • Philadelphia Art Museum
  • Rocky Statue
  • Fairmount Park
  • Liberty Bell
  • City Hall
  • Love Park
  • Independence Hall

Date/Race Schedule:

  • Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
  • 6:57AM: Wheelchair and Handcycle Start
  • 7:00AM: Runner and Walkers Start

Pace Teams:

  • 3:05, 3:15, 3:25, 3:35, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30


  • Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall F
  • Times: Friday, November 20: 12PM-9PM; Saturday, November 21: 10AM-7PM


  • One unique incentive of this marathon is that the first 500 participants to register receive it at the extremely low cost of $80!
  • Full Maraton Cost: $120 (through May 31)
  • The average temperature in Philadelphia drops quickly in November with Highs in the Mid 50s to Lows in the Mid 30s 


  • Runners receive a shirt, finishers medal and race certificate (downloadable online)

Brian Elder is a learner, amateur explorer, and runner that is going to run until it takes him somewhere. He is a graduate from the University of Georgia where he studied English and Religion. After running competitively on trails and roads, he fuels with an appetite so big you would swear it’s competitive.  Follow Brian on Instagram.