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2021 Blue Cross Broad Street Run

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Runners, on your mark! 

The Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10-Miler has been a proud Philadelphia tradition for over 40 years. It’s the largest, fastest, and most popular 10-mile race in the country drawing more than 40,000 participants from all over the world.

On Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 8AM, racers will once again run down the heart of Philadelphia - Broad Street - through diverse communities and neighborhoods - while excited spectators cheer from the sidelines. 

And we're here to take you to the start - FOR FREE! Any participant in the Broad Street Run may ride the Broad Street Line to the starting line [and back to the start or home] for free as long as they are wearing their race bib! Free rides expire at noon on Sunday, 101/10/21.


Health & Wellness Expo Presented By Penn Medicine

Held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center [1101 Arch Street – Hall F, Philadelphia, PA]. Plan your trip here.

Enjoy health & fitness related vendors of all sorts, including the official merchandise of the Blue Cross Broad Street Run.

Expo dates and hours are Friday, October 8, 2021 from 11am to 7pm and Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 9am to 6pm.

Attendance is limited to fully vaccinated registered runners and volunteers. Masks will be required. Family members and supporters are not permitted in the Expo this year.

Come chat with us about your road to the race at our booth. While you're here, you can pick up your SEPTA Broad Street Line wristband - it has a zipper!! 

The Way To Go

The starting line is located at Broad Street & Somerville Avenue. Start time is 8am.

Your best bet if you live in the city or are staying at a hotel in the city is the Broad Street Line. Board the Broad Street Line FOR FREE at any subway stop [headed north - unless you're coming from Fern Rock] to get to the start area.

If you're coming from outside the city, we recommend that you park your car at the Stadium Complex at Broad Street & Pattison Avenue for free. You can then take the Broad Street Line at NRG Station - FOR FREE - to the start. Just be sure to wear your race bib on the front of your shirt. It takes about 35 minutes to reach Olney Transportation Center - just a few blocks from the start area.

If you’re taking Regional Rail [check schedule first - service is very limited on weekends] into the city, take it to Suburban Station, and then hop on the Broad Street Line at City Hall Station. If you're coming in on the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley - your stop is 15th Street Station where you can make an easy connection to the Broad Street Line at City Hall Station. If you’re taking PATCO from New Jersey, get off at the 12th and 13th & Locust Station, and walk two blocks west to Walnut-Locust Station on the Broad Street Line. Again, remember to wear your race bib on the front of your shirt.

The Broad Street Line trains will be crowded and may not stop at some locations going north - so please allow enough time to get to the Broad Street Run start area. Masks are required.

Please check this page regularly for updated service information

Runners RIDE FREE only on the Broad Street Line. You will need to pay a fare on Regional Rail and on the Market-Frankford Line, Buses, and Trolleys. 

No Bib - No Worry

You can still hop the Broad Street Line to cheer on your friends, family and coworkers! One way cash fare on the Broad Street Line is $2.50. You must have exact change if paying the cashier. The cashier cannot make change. Quick Trips are available from the Fare Kiosks located at NRG Station as well as at all other stations on the Broad Street Line. The kiosks accept credit/debit cards and cash [no exact change needed!]. Note, a Quick Trip is a one-way ticket, good for 24 hours. You can purchase more than one. We still accept tokens (if you have them) and your TrailPass, TransPass, One Day Independence Pass, and One Day Convenience Pass [all available on a SEPTA Key card] will also get you on the system.

Like a Quick Trip, a SEPTA Key card is available from the Fare Kiosks but unlike a Quick Trip, it is reloadable and reusable - and it will cost you $4.95 to get one. The SEPTA Key Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go and you'll receive a discount for each ride ($2 versus the $2.50 cash fare). Funds in your Travel Wallet can only be used to pay for one (1) person. It cannot be tapped multiple times to pay for anyone traveling with you.