Calling all runners! Join us as we officially kick off the Philadelphia Marathon 26.2 Training season with Bart Yasso, Mark Sullivan (Runner of all 25 Philadelphia Marathons), and our friends at PHILADELPHIA RUNNER! Bart Yasso has been dubbed the “mayor of running” throughout his 31-year career at Runner's World magazine, where he served as the Chief Running Officer and is one of a few people to have completed races on all seven continents. We are so excited to have Bart with us to kick-off this training run with distances of 3, 6 or 10 miles. NOTE: You do not need to be a marathon runner to join us.

Everyone will gather at the bottom of the Art Museum Steps for an 8:00am start. We will head out as a group and break off according to distance (3, 6, or 8 miles) and pace.

Choose your distance and FINISH in River Field Park (across from PMA and Eakins Oval) where we will be hanging out until 11:00am with music, food, drinks, and giveaways from our partners! The Dunkin Donuts Cruiser will also be onsite serving hot and iced coffee along with munchkins! We will have bananas, soft pretzels and water for all runners.

Arrive early to River Field to drop off any items you may want post-run. There will not be a gear check, but there will be a "gear area' with plenty of space and staff around to watch over “non-valuable” items.

We look forward to kicking off the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Training with you all!


  • Occurred Saturday, July 13th, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am


Philadelphia Art Museum Steps

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130


Jennifer Sherlock

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