Rothman Institute 8K

Rothman Institute 8K

Rothman Institute 8K

( 4 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Philadelphia,
    United States
  • November
  • 5 miles/8K
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Pennsylvania, United States
14 27
"Rothman Institute 8K"
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Nancy 's thoughts:

This was a good starting race for me. I've done a few 5ks at this point and was ready to kick it up a step. So an 8K was a nice gradual step. This race is on the Saturday before the Philadelphia Half and Full Marathon. You feel the excitement of the weekend during the expo without having to run a full or half. Bib pick up went quickly. The Rothman 8K pick up is separate from the other races.

You get a cotton shirt, some stickers and goodies. The expo had some pretty cool vendors.

The start line for the race was the usual starting by Eakins oval and I walked over from City hall. No problems with getting there on Septa. The route is pretty flat except near the end, there is a bit of an incline to the finish line. Mayor Nutter was there to give out high fives.

A nice scenery along the river with plenty of water stations. Finish line had refreshments and did give out the foil wraps, though it wasn't really necessary. A fun, quick 5 mile run. Though you don't get a medal, they do let you download a finisher's certificate online.

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