The inaugural Market Street “Run for Blue" Presented by Wawa is Philadelphia’s newest fall tradition. You’ve had a chance to participate in the Broad Street Run, now is your chance to run or walk the Market Street loop, from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River, in support of the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department. Start in historic Old City just a stone’s throw from the Delaware River and run 2.5 miles along Market Street to the shadow of 30th Street Station above the mighty Schuylkill River; looping back to the finish line to complete 5 miles. Sign up today to embrace this unique and fun new run or walk experience through a most iconic stretch of Philadelphia’s historic area and Center City’s business district.
Purpose of the Event:
1) The Market Street ‘Run for Blue’ presented by Wawa is a fund-raiser for the Philadelphia Police Foundation and a competitive or fun run/walk experience for all participants. To Learn about the important work of the Foundation visit here: www.phillypolicefoundation.org.
2) Positive Public Relations/Community Policing opportunity for the Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia Community including a “Police and Community Family Festival” post-run.
3) Awareness vehicle for the Philadelphia Police Foundation and the work of the Foundation.
The Race will kick off from Front and Dock Streets before looping onto Market Street. The Post-Race Festival will take place at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing (101 S. Columbus Blvd.) just about 100 yards from where the race will conclude. Ample parking will be available in the Penn’s Landing area and throughout Old City.
Overall Male and Female – Top 3
Age Groups (Top 2 Male/Female recognized in each) – 13-17; 18-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
ROUTE will begin at Front and Dock Streets before looping onto Market. Route will conclude just after intersection of Chestnut and Front Streets on the Aqueduct Road that connects Penn’s Landing and Old City. 97% of the race occurs on Market Street from 2nd to just before 30th Street: This is a 5 mile run/walk. For those walking, the course will close at 9:30 a.m. All paid participants will receive a Market Street ‘Run for Blue’ dri-fit shirt.
PACKET PICK-UP: Pre-race day Bib and shirt pick up will be available on Friday, Oct. 25 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Saturday, Oct. 26 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Sunday morning, Oct. 27 (6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.) will be at the Philadelphia Marriott Old City (Front and Dock Streets).
RACE DAY FESTIVAL
6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Pre-Race Music, Day of Registrations, Bib Pick Up and Final Preparations
7:45 a.m. – Pre-Race Program – Moment of Silence – Police Commissioner/Police Brass Welcome participants
8:00 a.m. — Race Begins
9:30 a.m. – Course Closes from West end of Market Street moving East.
10 a.m. – Entire Course is closed (course open no longer than 2 hours)
9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon – ‘Police and Community Family Festival’ at Great Plaza
Race Awards and Brief Program
Police Displays and Recruitment/Info Fair
Music from radio partner 93.3 WMMR
Food and Beverages – free courtesy of Wawa — Including water, pretzels, bananas, coffee and more!
Race will be professionally timed by the Bryn Mawr Racing Co.; Results will be found at http://www.brynmawrracing.com
Contact: Eric Cushing – 484-433-6201
Our Mission Statement/other info:
The Philadelphia Police Foundation (PPF) is an independent, nonprofit organization that strives to promote and maintain public safety by providing resources to the Philadelphia Police Department by funding special programs, projects, equipment, and police-community endeavors not included in the City of Philadelphia’s annual budget. Established in 1998, the PPF (a 501c3) is committed to assisting the PPD, the nation’s 4th largest police department, in their work to provide safety and security to the city’s residents, workers and visitors.