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A return to tradition: Parks & Rec announces date of 2024 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run

Philadelphia’s iconic 10-mile road race will be held on Sunday, May 5, and finish at the Navy Yard

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Orlando Rendon announced today that the 2024 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run will be held on Sunday, May 5, with a 7:30 a.m. start.

The nation’s largest 10-mile road race returns to its traditional date of the first Sunday in May, after a scheduled Phillies game last year moved the race up a week. This year, a Phillies game on May 5 will push the start time up a half hour to 7:30 a.m.

The 2024 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run also returns to the traditional finish line in the Navy Yard, meaning the course will be a straight line from the start line at Somerville and Broad, with no turns. Construction at the Navy Yard moved the finish line for the 2021-2023 races. Once again, kids’ events and post-race activities will be held, and spectators are welcome to cheer on runners along the course.

“I’m excited that the Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run is back to its traditional date and race course,” said Commissioner Rendon. “The Navy Yard is ready to welcome back participants and their loved ones at the finish line. My thanks goes to the Parks & Rec staff who kept the race going these past few years through the disruptions of the pandemic and construction.”

“We’re proud to be the lead race sponsor of the Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run for nearly three decades. It has always represented our commitment to preventive health and fitness. We’re excited to have teams of IBX associates both running the race and volunteering, like we do every year, and we look forward to a safe, healthy, and successful Run for everyone,” said Gregory E. Deavens, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross.

 2024 Registration 

Registration for the 2024 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run will open February 1 at 12:01 a.m. and close on Thursday, February 15, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. The race will welcome up to 40,000 runners. Registrants will be accepted through a lottery system or have the option of running on behalf of a charity partner.

Runners will be notified the week of February 19 if they have secured a race bib.