Getting There: The ISEPTAPHILLY Blog

Ready for the Broad Street Run?

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Are you ready to run????

For all of you testing your speed, stamina, and refusal to accept the Sunday Scaries, we salute your Broad Street Run endeavors!

The Health and Wellness Expo presented by Einstein Healthcare Network is the main site to pick up your race bib, ChronoTrack timing device, t-shirt, and Blue Cross Broad Street Run race information. About 30,000 people are expected to pass through the two-day expo located at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall G. The Convention Center is located at 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA  19107. Hall G is on the Broad Street side of the Convention Center. Enter the hall on Broad Street between Arch and Race.

Times are Friday, May 4, 11AM – 7PM or Saturday, May 5, 9AM – 6PM. Stop by the SEPTA table while you’re there! We’ll be able to answer any questions you may have about Sunday’s SEPTA service, whether it’s regarding your Regional Rail times (to connect to the Broad Street Line) or if you need any reassurance about catching the Broad Street Line Sunday morning. Whatever your question, we’ll have answers.

As for Sunday, SEPTA will once again offer every registered competitor a free ride on the Broad Street Line to the starting line at Broad Street and West Fisher Avenue, located between Olney Transportation Center and Logan Stations.

Race runners may ride the Broad Street Line to the starting line [and back to the start or home] for free, but remember, you must display your official competitor's race bib number to a SEPTA cashier to gain entry.

Questions about our Express Broad Street Line Service? Or questions about connecting from Regional Rail. Check out the details on our page.

And remember, if you can’t find your answer here, you can always stop by our SEPTA table at the Expo and ask us in person! We know that getting to talk to a human can be the most reassuring.

And it never hurts to have running tips:

  • If you warm up before you run and stretch after you run, you can prevent some of the most common injuries. Begin each run at the pace of a brisk walk or gentle jog; cool down at the same pace at the end of your run. It's most important to stretch muscles that move joints. These include the calf muscle, which moves the knee and ankle, and the hamstring, which moves the knee and hip.
  • Wear the correct shoes. Buying shoes at an athletic store where a salesclerk can help you choose a shoe that fits your foot type can also help prevent injuries. If you need new kicks before the race – check out this Perk for Philadelphia Runner.

Looking to carb up before the race? Check out these Perks for Zio’s Pizza on 13th Street, Bellini Grill on 16th Street, and Maggiano’s in King of Prussia. For more Perks click here!

And keep your eyes out for our SEPTA Team!

Good luck runners!!

 

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