Philadelphia Marathon

Philadelphia Marathon

Philadelphia Marathon

( 62 reviews )
98% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Philadelphia,
    Pennsylvania,
    United States
  • November
  • 5 miles/8K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Jane

Brooklyn, New York, United States
46 15
2014
"Torn - my 1st marathon but I wish I did the half"
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Jane 's thoughts:

I'm torn because this was my first marathon. I'm torn because I've come to Philly so many times for crew/rowing races in high school and college and thought it would be amazing to run next to a place that I have rowed on so many times...

No.

I highly recommend the half marathon. That course is amazing. However, the out and back of the marathon is brutal - epically brutal. Absolutely not a fan of the second half of this race, the crowd support drops down dramatically.

I think any race where there is a half and marathon split will be painful but this was especially so. I really did love the first 13 miles but the second - never again. That being said, the energy was great at the start and the end of the race. The swag (shirt, bag, stickers) was amazing, the post race food was great (soup anyone!?). They had so many choices for post race food.

Sadly not enough bathrooms. My friends and I waited for an HOUR for the port pottys :( Not what you want to be doing when you corral is ready to start.

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