Cool temperatures and mostly clear skies greeted nearly 37,000 finishers for the 38th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run on Sunday, May 7. The run, which is the nation’s largest 10-miler, takes participants from north Philadelphia to the Navy Yard — all the while passing iconic Philadelphia landmarks such as Temple University, City Hall, the Academy of Fine Arts, and the Sports Complex.
As the presenting sponsor of the race for the past 21 years, Independence is proud of the commitment to health by the runners, which included more than 12,000 Independence Blue Cross members.
We congratulate the winners, including Dominic Korir, who finished first among the men’s division with a time of 47:37:53, and Askale Merachi, who finished first among women with a time of 53:48.19. In addition, Tony Nogueria captured the men’s wheelchair title with a time of 38:50.30, and Chelsea Crytzer won the women’s wheelchair division finishing in 1:00:57.60.
Our team of associate runners, known as the Blue Streaks, showed up in full force — more than 175 strong!