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5 Mile Market Street 'Run for Blue'- Run

$45 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after August 16, 2024 at 9:00am EDT

5 Mile Market Street 'Run for Blue'-Walk

$45 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after August 16, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.marketstreetrun.org.

Place

One Dock Street
Philadelphia, PA US 19106

Description

The annual 5-mile Market Street “Run for Blue" will be held on a Sunday, October 20th. You can run OR walk. There will be no virtual option, but you can purchase a shirt to be mailed to you.   This is your chance to show your support of the dedicated officers of the Philadelphia Police Department. Please show your support for those who protect and serve our city!

The Race Course and our Brief History: You may have conquered Broad Street, now you can conquer Market Street too! The 5th annual, 5-mile Market Street “Run for Blue" will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20th at 8 a.m. This is your chance to show your support of the dedicated officers of the Philadelphia Police Department. Register today at www.marketstreetrun.org.
The early bird cost is $35 and will incrementally increase to $50 up to race day and includes a beautiful long-sleeve running shirt. You choose to Run OR Walk!
For decades, you had the opportunity to Run Broad Street. In 2019, for the first time, we brought you the chance to run or walk Market Street, from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River, in support of the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department. Starting in historic Old City just a stone’s throw from the Delaware River and running 2.5 miles along Market Street to the shadow of 30th Street Station above the mighty Schuylkill River; looping back to the finish line to complete 5 miles.

Purpose of the Event:
1) The Market Street ‘Run for Blue’ is a fund-raiser for the Philadelphia Police Foundation and a competitive or fun 5 mile run/walk experience for all participants. To Learn about the important work of the Foundation visit here: www.phillypolicefoundation.org.

2) Positive Public Relations/Community Policing opportunity for the Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia Community.

3) Awareness vehicle for the work of the Philadelphia Police Foundation.

Location:        
The race begins at Front and Dock Streets next to the Philadelphia Marriott Old City. It will end with a Street Festival at 2nd and Market (with roads closed for food, fun and awards).

Bib/Shirt Pick Up for in-person participants only will take place inside the Old City Marriott (Front and Dock Streets) on the following days/times:

Friday, Oct.  18from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday morning Oct. 20 (race day) from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. 

Award Ceremony:  Awards for Overall Male and Female - Top 3

Awards for Age Groups (Top 3 Male/Female recognized in each age bracket) – 13-17; 18-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+ 

Amenities:          
All paid participants will receive a Market Street 'Run for Blue' performance long-sleeve dri-fit race shirt and a Finisher Medal!

Post-Race Celebration: Market Street will be closed from Front St. to 3rd Street and there will be Police displays featuring numerous Units including SWAT, Canine, Mounted Unit, Highway Patrol.

Plus, coffee, pastries and more from our sponsor Wawa.

Also, Live music from our sponsor 93.3 WMMR radio. This will be fun for everyone!

Race Results:       
The Race will be professionally timed by the Bryn Mawr Racing Co.; Results will be found at http://www.brynmawrracing.com

Questions:           
Contact: Erin Zimmerman 215-605-3257, execdirector@phillypolicefoundation.org

Our Mission Statement/other info:
The Mission of the Philadelphia Police Foundation is to provide important support and resources to the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) to assist the Department in ensuring the safety and security of the city’s residents, visitors and businesses. Established in 1998, the PPF (a 501c3 non-profit) is committed to assisting the PPD, the nation’s 4th largest police department, in their service to our city. 

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