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PHILADELPHIAMore than 17,250 runners returned to Broad Street for the annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run  October 10.  Last year’s run was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 10-mile race is led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation in partnership with headline sponsorIndependence Blue Cross, which has sponsored the Broad Street Run for 25 consecutive years.

To ensure the run’s safety, race organizers required in-person runners to submit a proof of vaccination and to wear masks before and after the race. In addition, spectators were encouraged to cheer runners from home and to watch the race on NBC-10/Telemundo62, the official race media partners. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott-Lovell kicked off the race at the start line, along with IBX CEO Greg Deavens.

“I was thrilled to welcome runners back to Broad Street for Philadelphia’s iconic road race. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who made it possible, and congratulations to all of our in-person and virtual runners!” Ott Lovell said.

The nation’s largest 10-miler is one of Philadelphia’s most beloved events and typically takes runners from North Philadelphia to the Navy Yard—passing iconic landmarks such as Temple University, City Hall, the Academy of Fine Arts, and the Sports Complex. This year, the race ended on Pattison Avenue, west of Broad Street, due to construction on League Island Avenue in the Navy Yard.

Parks & Rec and IBX congratulates the winners, including Dennis Kiposgei, who finished first with a time of 46:13:08, and Allie Kieffer, who finished first among women with a time of 52:56.  In addition, Tony Nogueria captured the men’s wheelchair title with a time of 39:29, and Emilia Perry won the women’s wheelchair division finishing in 45:16.