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Today, the Philadelphia Marathon announced if you’re running the half marathon on Saturday, November 18, you’ll be doing so on a brand new course.
Runners will find themselves following in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers, as the new route takes athletes through the historic district and past many symbols of our Nation.
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“The new Half-Marathon course features almost 10 miles of city running and promises to be the most exciting Half-Marathon course in city history,” Jim Marino, race director for the Philadelphia Marathon, noted in a press release. “The new route includes dozens of historic points of interest, while providing more opportunities for crowds to lend their support.”
The new route includes sights such as the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, City Hall, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the National Museum of American Jewish History, Ben Franklin’s Grave, the U.S. Mint, the National Constitution Center, Mother Bethel AME Church, the Church of the Holy Trinity on Rittenhouse Square, the University of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Zoo, the Girard Street Bridge, Mount Pleasant Mansion, Boat House Row, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and many historic points in between.
You can view a map of the new route online at their official race website.