Running in Philadelphia – The GORE-TEX Marathon 2014
Scenic Running in Philadelphia this Fall
Sunday, November 23rd at 7am
22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
$145 through November 1st
Drawing more than 30,000 runners from all 50 states and over 40 countries, the GORE-TEX Marathon is truly a sight to behold. Not only is it the largest marathon in Philadelphia, it ranks among the top-10 runs in all of the United States. Lined with iconic sights like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the National Constitution Center, the course begins a mile from our hotel. It then winds through gorgeous views of the city as it traverses the Delaware River waterfront, passes through Fairmount Park, University City, and the historic district. Of course, runners are cheered on all the way by throngs of excited fans… about 60,000 of them to be precise! Whether you participate yourself, cheer on family and friends, or just want to be part of the action, it’s the perfect time to visit the City of Brotherly Love.
Other Race Weekend Events
A marathon this large should last longer than a day – and it does! In fact, there are race-themed festivities all weekend. Starting with a Health & Fitness Expo at the Philadelphia Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, there’s also a Kids Fun Run and Rothman Institute 8K on Saturday morning.
Health & Fitness Expo
In its eighth year, this popular free event features a vast assortment of athletic vendors under one roof, showcasing the newest styles and designs in the world of running. Fan Pass Discounts are also available, to all the more sweeten your stay with us at The Rittenhouse.