• Philadelphia,
    United States
  • May
  • 10 miles, Virtual Race
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Joe G

Pennsylvania, United States
39 31
"My first #BroadStreetRun "
Aid Stations
Course Scenery
Expo Quality
Elevation Difficulty
Race Management
Joe G's thoughts:

My first #BroadStreetRun: was a bit nervous about the number of participants, 43k?! Heard the course was fast/flat/decline, ok with the distace (somewhat), biggest concern was crowds/pers space.

Additional backststory: this morning thought to myself, this time last yr, wouldn't even think about doing this. Did a 10k last summer that lead me on my way to much bigger things.

Parking: more than ample parking, they have stadium parking lots. But you will need the train from parking to starting line. Be at the stadiums early, parking was backed up. At 610 took 20 min to get from cbp to parking space. The train was packed to the brim. Glad no one had B O, yet. Plenty of time for another port o pottie check when you get to your coral.

Race/elevation/scenery: ppl told me this was a flat/fast course, the majority of the course is either flat or a slight decline. There are a couple tenths of incline, but nothing to worry about. No nature scenery, all city. To begin the course you can see city hall. Oh, it's not that far. Doesn't seem to get any closer, even disappears for a few. There are awesome crowds, signs, dj's long the way. Was sure to slap high five with the Temple owl. We eventually get to city hall, just past the half way point. I hear former gov ed rendell was there, didnt stop for a selfie. Course narrows down around city hall, takes a few to open back up. Start to see signs for #Phillies, almost by the stadiums, not really. As you do get to the stadiums, eagles band and swoop there, hi five swoop! Race ends at navy Yard, entrance is sure to tell you not done yet, another 1/4 to go. That was a long 1/4!

Aid: plenty of water along the course. Cops everywhere. Aid stations at the finishing area.

Swag: t shirt included, upcharge to change it from cotton to tech. Big snack bag after completion and a cool medal. Medal is city hall!

My only complaint: finisher area, thousands of ppl, no cell or wifi reception, couldn't contact someone I knew was done. Took over an hr to find them.

Overall, would definitely do this again! 43k ppts (well managed), tons of great spectators, fast course, so much excitement!

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