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Philadelphia Marathon - Road - Half Marathon [ Find another review ] [ Home ]

3.0 starsPre-race
Ease for day-of registration1 of 1 : Pre-registration is critical. Day-of registration is not offered
Registration lines1 of 1 : Very streamlined, volunteers regimented, multiple lines for ranges of pre-reg last names
Packet pickup organization1 of 1 : Assembly line packet/chip pickup, early packet pickup
Parking1 of 1 : Parking extremely limited. Check online maps and race website for shuttles or alternate areas.
Deferral policy1 of 1 : Not applicable
3.8 starsRace Appeal
Race-packet swag1 of 1 : Nice race swag - tech tee, above-standard fare quality of gear
Get what you pay for1 of 1 : Got what I paid for/as advertised/didn't run out of supplies
Distance varieties1 of 1 : Only somewhat-longer distance choices, not a recommended first-time race(marathon/half marathon)
Scenery1 of 1 : Gorgeous scenery
Distance accuracy1 of 1 : Certified course
3.2 starsDifficulty / Technicality
Starting line/crowd size1 of 1 : Huge race - be at the start line at least twenty plus minutes early or risk a horrible start
Hills1 of 1 : A mix of small to moderate hills and flats
Technical1 of 1 : Pretty average roads/trails - watch for manhole covers, potholes, parked cars and you'll be okay
New-runner friendly1 of 1 : For someone new to this race, very accomodating/easy/helpful
Difficulty following course1 of 1 : A few zig-zags, but not tough to follow unassisted
3.0 starsPost Race
Post-race party1 of 1 : Generic pizza race, may/may not have alcohol, nothing exceptional
Timing promptness1 of 1 : Mild delay - times posted after everyone finishes
Awards promptness1 of 1 : Average awards wait time
Awards quality1 of 1 : Average awards quality, 5-year age groups
Other post-race events1 of 1 : Basic: music/band