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Dietz & Watson Half Marathon Information


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Start Time:
7:27 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles 
7:30 a.m. - Runners/Walkers

Registration Fees:
$85.00 through November 27, 2017


It's half the Marathon, with all the triumph!

Have the best time of your life completing 13.1 challenging miles that wind through Philadelphia’s most scenic and historic neighborhoods. From the history-steeped streets of Old City, through one of the liveliest stretches of Center City, across the Schuylkill, up through the bucolic trails of Fairmount Park, and back down to canvas the banks of the river. The course is also sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

The Half Marathon was added to Race Weekend in 2006 and has seen an increase in runners every year since. Whether as a test-run for first-time marathoners or as a challenging race along a scenic route, the Half Marathon has given thousands of runners the opportunity to take on the Philadelphia Marathon on their own terms. 

Story Map
Interactive Map


Prize Money
1st Place: $2,500
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $500
4th Place: $250
5th Place: $100

1st Place Master: $500
1st Place Wheelchair: $500
Course Record Bonus: $1,000

Participants must follow and stay on the course.
Unofficial entrants are not permitted on the course.
Only runners, walkers and push-rim or handcycle wheelchairs are allowed on the course. All chairs must be equipped with brakes, and wheelchair competitors must wear helmets and attach a fluorescent flag (orange preferred) to the back of the chair, 6 feet high from the ground.
No participants going backwards, animals, bicycles, baby strollers, baby joggers, roller skates, scooters or skateboards are allowed.
All participants must maintain at least a 16-minute per mile pace throughout the course.
Bib numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt at all times, secured at all four corners.
Participants agree to follow the instructions of the race, medical and police officials.

Half Marathoners Will Receive
A technical shirt (women’s cut available!)
Post-race refreshments

Finishers Will Receive
A finisher medal
A finisher certificate (available online following the race)

Age Group Awards
The top five male and female finishers in each age group below will receive awards for their performance.

14 to 19
20 to 24
25 to 29
30 to 34
35 to 39
40 to 44
45 to 49
50 to 54
55 to 59
60 to 64
65 to 69
70 to 74
75 to 79