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Philadelphia Marathon

posted Nov 10, 2012, 11:56 AM by lsna webmaster   [ updated Nov 14, 2012, 10:20 AM by Joe McDermott ]
The Philadelphia Marathon is Sunday, November 18.  The Mayor's Office of Sustainability is partnering with the Philadelphia Marathon to help divert 75% of race waste from the landfill and, for the first time ever, earn ReSport Silver Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport. To do this, we are recruiting a team of hundreds of Waste Watchers to help us educate runners and spectators  to sort compost, recycling, and landfill waste at the race.


Help us meet these exciting and ambitious goals!  You can:

  • Recruit a team of volunteers
  • Post about the volunteer opportunities on your social media outlets and listserve
  • Volunteer yourself


For additional information or to sign up for a shift, Visit.  We hope to see you on race day!


Course Maps

Maps of the routes are available for the various races on the marathon web site:

 Street Closures


The following streets will be closed at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, November 18, and will reopen, as runners pass through the race course. All race routes will remain closed until 4 p.m.


  • 21st Street, from Spring Garden to Arch streets
  • 22nd Street, from Spring Garden to Arch streets
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from 22nd to 16th streets
  • Arch Street between 16th to 4th streets
  • 4th Street Arch to Vine streets
  • Race Street, from 4th Street to Columbus Boulevard
  • Columbus Boulevard (Southbound lanes), Vine Street to Washington Avenue
  • Southbound off-ramp, from I-95 at Washington Avenue
  • Washington Avenue, from Columbus Boulevard to Front Street
  • Front Street, from Washington Avenue to South Street
  • South Street, Front to 6th streets
  • 6th Street, Bainbridge to Market streets
  • Chestnut Street, 6th to 34th streets
  • 34th Street, Chestnut Street to Girard Avenue
  • Lansdowne Drive, Girard Avenue to South Concourse Drive
  • South Concourse Drive, Lansdowne Drive to West Memorial Hall Drive
  • West Memorial Hall Drive, South Concourse to Avenue of the Republic
  • Avenue of the Republic, West Memorial Hall Drive to Centennial Circle
  • Old Lansdowne Drive to the Sweetbriar Loop
  • Black Road
  • Martin Luther King Drive
  • Kelly Drive
  • The Falls Bridge
  • Ridge Avenue, Schoolhouse Lane to Manayunk Avenue
  • Main Street, Ridge Avenue to Green Lane


Motorists and pedestrians can expect significant delays when trying to cross roads on or adjacent to the course. Police will allow traffic through intersections along the course, when possible, depending on the flow of the race participants. All streets that are not a part of the official marathon race route will be reopened by at least 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 18.