Philadelphia Police Foundation's 2021 Market Street ‘Run for Blue’

Sun October 17, 2021 Philadelphia, PA 19106 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
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One Dock Street
Philadelphia, PA US 19106

The 3rd annual 5-mile Market Street “Run for Blue" will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. You can run OR walk in-person this year or complete the event virtually. BOTH options are available. The choice is yours! This is your chance to show your support of the dedicated officers of the Philadelphia Police Department. In the midst of this climate of 'Defund the Police' we ask you to 'Support the Police'. Please show your support for those who protect and serve our city!

COVID Protocol Update: There is NOT a vaccine requirement for this race. We strongly encourage all participants to be vaccinated, but at this time the City is not requiring it to participate. The City is requiring all participants (who are in-person of course) to wear a face mask at the start and the finish (you don't need to wear it while running/walking). So please plan accordingly.

The Race Course and our Brief History: 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. 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. All proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Police Foundation. 

In 2019, this event was born with over 1,000 participants taking part on a rainy and cool late October morning.

In 2020, we were virtual and participated in memory of fallen Corporal Jimmy O'Connor. Nearly 2,000 people participated in the Virtual event last October. 

In 2021, we return to run (or walk) through a most iconic stretch of Philadelphia’s historic area and Center City's business district -- from Old City to 30th Street and back!

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:

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.

The race begins at Front and Dock Streets next to the Philadelphia Marriott Old City. It will end on the aqueduct road over top of I-95 near intersection of Front and Chestnut Streets. 

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

Friday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday morning (race day) from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. 

If you are doing the virtual run/walk we will mail your shirt to you in mid-late October and we will direct you on how to claim your virtual bib. 

Awards:  Overall Male and Female - Top 3

Age Groups (Top 2 Male/Female recognized in each age bracket) – 13-17; 18-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+ 

All paid participants will receive a Market Street 'Run for Blue' performance long-sleeve dri-fit race shirt.

Race Results:       
The course is certified and Race will be professionally timed by the Bryn Mawr Racing Co.; Results will be found at

Contact: Eric Cushing – 484-433-6201

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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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for Philadelphia Police Foundation's 2021 Market Street ‘Run for Blue’.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

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Virtual Results (virtual events only)

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