Nearly 28,0000 runners braved the rain and cool temperatures for the 43rd annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run held on April 30. Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has sponsored the race for 27 consecutive years.
Independence CEO Gregory E. Deavens spoke live with NBC-10 race anchor Erin Coleman before the race. Deavens also helped to start the race, joining Governor Josh Shapiro and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott-Lovell.
Independence congratulates the winners, including Raymond Magut, who finished first with a time of 45:14.17 (an unofficial course record), and Cynthia Limo, who finished first among women with a time of 50:54:24.
Tony Nogueira won the men’s wheelchair division with a time of 39:43:18. Emilia Perry from Philadelphia won the women’s title for the wheelchair competitor, finishing in 40:29:32.
For the first time ever, the race included a non-binary category. The winner was Cain Leathers with a time of 53:30.
This year, nearly 80 Independence associate runners participated in the race. Independence’s corporate running team, known as the Blue Streaks, is one of the largest in the City.
Congratulations to all participants!