Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon 2023 – Gear up for an exhilarating 13.11-mile journey through the heart of Philadelphia! The Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon promises participants an unforgettable experience, blending cultural landmarks, historic neighborhoods, and scenic trails. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or tackling your first half marathon, this event offers a thrilling route that showcases the city’s rich tapestry.
- Date and Start Time:
- November 18, 2023
- 6:55 a.m. – Push rim wheelchairs
- 7:00 a.m. – Runners/Walkers
- 11:30 a.m. – End time
- 22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, near the Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Registration Rate:
- 2023 registration closed
- Register for 2024 (only!)
- Prize Money:
- Explore the “awards and prize money” section on the race page for details.
- Age Group Awards:
- Recognizing various age groups from 14 to 80+
- Finishers Will Receive:
- Technical shirt (women’s cut available)
- Post-race refreshments
- Finisher medal
- Online finisher certificate
The course begins along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, weaving through iconic neighborhoods, crossing the Schuylkill River into University City, exploring Fairmount Park’s trails, and concluding in front of the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art. USA Track & Field sanctions the course, ensuring a high-quality and certified route.
- 6:55 a.m.: Kick-off with Push rim wheelchairs
- 7:00 a.m.: Runners/Walkers set off
- 11:30 a.m.: Event concludes
- Course Map: Navigate through the scenic route.
- Elevation Map: Prepare for varying terrains.
- Storyboard Map: Visualize the half marathon journey.
Aside from the sheer accomplishment of conquering the half marathon, participants will receive a technical shirt, post-race refreshments, a coveted finisher medal, and an online finisher certificate to commemorate their achievement.
Join the Marathon Movement:
Whether you’re aiming for a personal best or savoring the thrill of the run, the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon is a must for all running enthusiasts. Embrace the challenge, absorb the city’s energy, and make memories along the iconic route. Lace up your running shoes, mark your calendars, and get ready to be part of a running legacy in the City of Brotherly Love!