Philadelphia Police Foundation's Virtual Market Street ‘Run for Blue’ In Memory of SWAT Corporal Jimmy O'Connor

Fri October 16 - Sun October 25 Philadelphia, PA 19106 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
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Philadelphia, PA US 19106

The 2nd annual 5-mile Market Street “Run for Blue" is going Virtual in 2020. 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!

2020 has been a difficult year in many ways for the officers of the Philadelphia Police Department. This includes the tragic death of SWAT Corporal Jimmy O'Connor on March 13. Cpl. O'Connor was fatally shot while serving a murder warrant in the Frankford section of Philadelphia that morning. O'Connor was a 23 year veteran of the force, including 15 years with the SWAT Unit. O’Connor left behind his wife and two children – a son who is a 9th District Philadelphia police officer and daughter who is an active-duty Air Force member. The 2020 Virtual Market Street 'Run for Blue' will honor and remember Cpl. O'Connor's exemplary service and profound sacrifice to the city of Philadelphia.

You will have 2 run/walk options to complete your five mile run or walk mission between Friday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, October 25. The cost is $40 and everyone who registers will be mailed a long sleeve dri-fit event shirt. All proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Police Foundation! Your options are as follows:

1) Virtually run or walk at any location and any pace -- either completely on your own (where you can manually submit your time) or using the RaceJoy app on your phone. See details below. 

2) Virtually run/walk on the actual course (at your own risk, on your own time) using the RaceJoy app to chart your time.

Downloading the RaceJoy app is easy and will allow us to feel a bit more 'together while apart'. If you have any questions, we are here to help. For more details scroll down.

If you prefer not to use the RaceJoy App and are manually submitting your time we will share the simple instructions on how to do so in advance of Oct. 16. 

Our history and our future: For decades, you had a chance to participate in the Broad Street Run. In 2019, for the first time, we brought you the chance to run or walk the Market Street loop, 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.

In 2020, we will be virtual. Sign up today and download the RaceJoy app to embrace this unique and fun run or walk experience 

In 2021, we will 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.


Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Market Street Run for Blue will be Virtual. 

You can run when you want and where you want (5 miles is the mission) between Oct. 16 - Oct. 25.

No awards in the Virtual Format  

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 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) is committed to assisting the PPD, the nation’s 4th largest police department, in their work to provide safety and security to the city’s residents, workers and visitors.

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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 Virtual Market Street ‘Run for Blue’ In Memory of SWAT Corporal Jimmy O'Connor.

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

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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