Enjoy the City of Brotherly Love
Independence National Park
Packed with history and lots of choices… The National Park spans 50 acres on 20 city blocks within Philadelphia.
Independence Visitors Center
Start at the center when you arrive! This is THE place to plan out your trip, and pick up timed tickets for Independence Hall
525 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Liberty Bell Center
The Liberty Bell was cast in London and sent to the then Philadelphia State House in 1753, which is now known as Independence Hall. The Liberty Bell measures in at 12 feet in circumference, weighing 2,080 pounds. While in the Liberty Bell Center check out the historic documents on display and learn about all the myths surrounding the bell.
600 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Independence Hall 5th and Chestnut Streets
The birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Hours: Walk-up tickets are available for pick up at the Independence Visitor Center the day of starting at 8:30 am. Arrive early… tickets can run out.
14 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Sylvester Stallone’s character, Rocky Balboa, was immortalized in bronze in 1980. It resides at the bottom of the PA Museum of Art stairs. The statue is quite possibly one of Philadelphia’s most famous pieces of art. Just as famous, are “The Rocky Steps,” which make their cameo in the epic Rocky music montage scene. They lead up to the East Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of art. Make sure to recreate the famous scene!
Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
Nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market! The market provies a blend between food vendors, produce, Amish delicacies, and other necessities to meet your shopping needs. The dining choices are extensive – so, make sure to look around the entire market and see what looks good to you!
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
1100 Filbert St., Philadelphia, PA
Boasts over 200 dining, retail, and cultural establishments, with a unique mix of national retailers next door to small boutiques… with so many options, you are bound to find something!
1831 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Considered to be one of the most eclectic streets in Philadelphia! Plus for you night owls, many of the shops are open late from noon until midnight!
Extends on South Street from Front Street to 11th Street
Don’t miss a good meal and great drinks at Field House! Runners will receive drink specials all race weekend by showing your Race Bib or Finisher’s Medal.
1150 Filbert Street
Schuylkill River Trail
This path runs along the Schuylkill River for 23 miles from Center City Philadelphia to Valley Forge National Historical Park in Montgomery County. Most of the trail is 10 to 12 feet wide paved surface with grassy shoulders. There are multiple access points, which can be found on their website.
Run like a local, and check out Kelly Drive. Philly Runners use the Kelly Drive loop for their Saturday club runs. Head along Kelly Drive next to the river, following Kelly Drive. Turn left onto Falls Bridge to cross the river. Take a left onto W. River Drive. Continue onto Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and follow this along the river, until you meet Spring Garden Drive. Take this and head back across the river, follow it until it meets up with Kelly Drive. Circle around the art museum, heading back up Kelly Drive to Lloyd Hall where you started. Lloyd Hall serves as a recreation center with public restrooms available during their business hours.
Park at Lloyd Hall (1 boathouse row, Philadelphia, PA)
Mileage: 8.5 miles
If you are going to check out the Rocky Statue and Steps… Why not throw your shoes on and go for a run? Starting at the parking lot head down S. 22nd St toward Market St. Take a left onto Locust St, passing through Rittenhouse Square. Take a quick right onto N. 10th St, followed by a left onto Spruce St, and another quick left onto 8th St. Take a right onto Locust and follow that around Washington Square (home of Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier). Taking a left onto S. 5th St where you will pass through Independence Mall State Park with the Independence Hall on your left. Take a left onto Market St. as you head back toward the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Take a right onto S. 12th St followed by a left onto Arch St running right past the Philadelphia Convention Center and Reading Terminal Market. Head down Arch as you pass JFK Plaza (home to the famous LOVE statue) and follow Arch Street as it takes a right and becomes Race Street, following Race Street around Logan Square. Continue up Benjamin Franklin Parkway, heading straight through Eakins Oval, taking a left as you run past the famous Rocky Steps and Rocky Statue! As you following Eakins Oval back around, head back down taking a right onto 24th St, and following it back to where you started!
Starting at the corner of 45th St and Locust, head on Locust towards S. 43rd St. Follow Locust through the University of Philadelphia campus. Take a left when you hit Spruce St. Follow Spruce St. and continue when it turns into South St at S. 33rd st. Follow South across the river, and take a left onto S. 27th St, followed by a quick right onto Lombard St. Turn left onto 11th St go down 5 blocks and take a left onto Locust. Run through Rittenhouse Square, and head out on Walnut St, which you take you back across the river to the west side. Take a left onto 45th St, which you wil take you right back to where you started.
Mileage: 6 miles