Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.4
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.6
SCENERY
3.6
PRODUCTION
4.4
SWAG
3.6
The Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10-Miler has been a proud Philadelphia tradition for nearly 40 years. Racers run down the heart of Philadelphia, Broad Street, through diverse communities and neighborhoods, while excited spectators cheer from the sidelines. It’s the largest, fastest, and most popular 10-mile race in the country … MORE
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H (°F) 75 67 56 82 67
L (°F) 62 52 47 60 47
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    MandaLee3 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Big fan of this race. Flat and fast with great crowd support through the whole 10 miles. Absolutely love it! After the race, the process seemed to be even more … MORE

    Big fan of this race. Flat and fast with great crowd support through the whole 10 miles. Absolutely love it! After the race, the process seemed to be even more streamlined then last year.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    exncgal REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This was my first time back after a several-year hiatus due to schedule conflicts and injuries. It's a really nice race in several ways - low cost, pretty good water … MORE

    This was my first time back after a several-year hiatus due to schedule conflicts and injuries. It’s a really nice race in several ways – low cost, pretty good water stops along the course, and decent pre-race communications. (There were many more FB posts than emails, though, so be forewarned: if you’re not on FB you may miss out on some information.)
    The expo was kind of unimpressive… I probably would go for the “mail my bib and shirt” option next time, rather than schlepping through the lines at the convention center. No really interesting vendors either.
    Even with iffy weather – 55ish and humid – there were good crowds out for most of the course, which really helps. Be aware that you’re just running in a straight line (aside from the blip around City Hall) and it can get kind of boring! Spectators were passing out food (and tequila shots in one case 🙂 ) and were very supportive, which was awesome.
    The t-shirt was a basic cotton T; I didn’t upgrade but tech shirts were available in men’s and women’s sizes. Nice medals, though!
    For those who may be seeded into the later corrals, be aware that the last corral (1:50++) started really late – like 50min after the race officially started – despite the official plans of “every 3-5 min” which would have been about 35-40 min.
    The starting area was a madhouse, and all portajohns ran out of toilet paper, so BYO TP!!
    The finish area was an even bigger madhouse; my family was unable to get into the Navy Yard to meet me, and it took me 20 min to work my way out. Post-race refreshments were pretty good (fruit, hard pretzels, granola bar thingies, and some candy) and there was a lot of water available. We took the subway back to Center City and that took forever, packed in like sardines… I guess there is no good way to get back from the race.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    2

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    sbhubbard22 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This is one of my favorite races to run! This was my 3rd year running, and each year its a blast. The crowds are great, specifically through center city. A … MORE

    This is one of my favorite races to run! This was my 3rd year running, and each year its a blast. The crowds are great, specifically through center city. A lot of options to get to the start line – the Broad Street Line is FREE for runners! It’s also easy for family/friends to catch you in center city, then hop on the Broad Street line to meet you at the finish line.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    MandaLee3 FIRST-TIMER '17

    First time running the race even though I have heard great things about it. Crowd support was good from beginning to end. Coming into City Hall and directly after was … MORE

    First time running the race even though I have heard great things about it. Crowd support was good from beginning to end. Coming into City Hall and directly after was amazing and felt like a party.

    Packet pick up with smooth, port a potties day of was plentiful, and getting thru the end of the course with food pick ups, etc was easy.

    Worst part of the whole experience? Getting out of the parking lot at Wells Fargo. Sat in traffic for about 2 hours. Next time, I think I will just go to the Phillies game 🙂

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    amy.manaresi REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Have ran this race the past several years. Race conditions were a bit challenging this year, as it was pouring non-stop the whole race, and it was a bit chilly. … MORE

    Have ran this race the past several years. Race conditions were a bit challenging this year, as it was pouring non-stop the whole race, and it was a bit chilly. However, this may be better than years where it is sunny, as the last few miles of the course offer little shade. I like that this race is affordable and generally “no frills.” You get a standard cotton t-shirt and nice medal at the finish. Parking is easy at the sports complex, and ride to the start on the BSL is also easy if you get there early enough. The only part that is less than enjoyable is the walk back to your car at the end of the race (they route runners back behind Broad so you don’t interfere with the race). Overall, a great race and will continue to sign up in the future.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

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