The 45th annual Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run begins at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 5.

PHILADELPHIA— On Sunday, May 5, the City of Philadelphia welcomes back 40,000 participants to the 45th annual Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run, the nation’s largest 10-mile race. This is the first year since the pandemic that the run has reached its participation capacity.

“I’m excited to celebrate all of the runners participating in the Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run this year,” said Mayor Cherelle L. Parker. “Welcoming 40,000 runners back to Broad Street is a meaningful opportunity to showcase Philadelphia at its best. I hope everyone comes out to cheer and show their spirit!”

After three years of construction moved the finish line to other locations in South Philadelphia, the 2024 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run will end in the Navy Yard, its traditional finish area. Beginning at Broad & Fisher, participants will enjoy a straight run down Broad Street through North Philly, Center City and South Philly, finishing in the historic Navy Yard.

“We are grateful to our race partner Independence Blue Cross for making this iconic race possible,” said Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Susan Slawson. “Parks & Rec staff have worked hard to make this year’s race fun and safe for all 40,000 participants. Good luck to all the runners, and see you at the finish line!”

Road Impacts

Phased road closures for the race will begin at 2 a.m. on Sunday. No parking will be permitted on Broad Street on Sunday, May 5, from Olney Avenue to the Navy Yard from 2 a.m. until 12 p.m.

The race start area on Broad Street from Olney Avenue to Windrim Avenue will close to traffic at 4 a.m., and Broad Street from Windrim Avenue to Erie Avenue will close at 7 a.m. The remainder of the course along Broad Street will close to traffic at 7:45 a.m.

The following off-ramps on I-76 will be closed on Sunday, May 5, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Westbound I-76, Exit #349 (PA-611 – Broad Street / Sports Complex) to 1300 Pollock Street

  • Eastbound I-76, Exit #349 (PA-611 – Broad Street / Sports Complex) to 1400 Curtin Street

The following off-ramps on I-95 will be closed on Sunday, May 5, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Northbound / Southbound I-95 (Exit #17)

Roads will reopen as they are cleared and serviced. The City expects the course to reopen by noon. The Philadelphia Police Department will be assigned to the detours around the run route to assist motorists. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes, avoid areas along the race course, allow for extra driving time, and proceed with caution during the race.

Pedestrians can expect delays when trying to cross roads or streets along the race course. Police will allow pedestrian traffic through intersections when possible, depending on the flow of race participants.

Prior to Sunday, “No Parking” signs will be posted at the starting area, along the race course, and in the center median of Broad Street. City of Philadelphia “No Parking” regulations will be strictly enforced. All vehicles on the race route will be relocated, beginning on Saturday evening, May 4.

Information about public transportation options is available on SEPTA’s website.


There is no parking available in the start area. Participants can park their cars for free in the Sports Complex parking lots (Broad Street and Pattison Avenue) and take the SEPTA Broad Street Line to the start area.

All vehicles must be removed from the Sports Complex by 1 p.m. to prepare for Phillies Gameday Operations.

The Health and Wellness Expo

The IBX Broad Street Run Health and Wellness Expo, presented by Penn Orthopaedics, kicks off race weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (Hall F) and is open to the public. All race participants planning to run in person must visit the Expo before the race to pick up their bib, IPICO timing device, t-shirt, and race guide.

Expo dates and hours are:

  • Friday, May 3, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Spectators are welcome to gather along Broad Street to cheer on participants. Fans can also cheer runners on from home by watching the live broadcast on NBC10 and online.

Public Safety

Stay informed of important information, including event details and impactful weather, for the race. Text RUNPHL to 888777 to get free alerts direct to your phone.

Use of drones is prohibited over the course for the safety of participants. If you see a drone, please report the location of the drone and operator to the nearest public safety official.

If you see something – say something! Large crowd safety tips and more can be found in OEM’s Special Events Safety Guide.

The lost child reunification area will be located in the registration tent on the Parade Grounds in the Navy Yard. The runners reunion area will be located in the northwest quadrant of the Parade Grounds near the Kids Dash zone.


This year, all clothing discarded on Broad Street will be donated to Our Closet in Your Neighborhood, a project of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Philly. Our Closet in Your Neighborhood hosts free mobile “pop-up” events that provide residents with free food, clothing, and social services while preserving their dignity and making it a fun experience.

The 2024 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run is a low-waste event with trash collection and recycling at the start line, and trash, recycling, and compost at the finish area. Parks & Rec is partnering with Bennett Compost to offer the compost option. Race participants and spectators should dispose of waste in the appropriate bins provided. Signage and volunteers will guide runners and guests to the correct bin, making it easy for everyone to contribute to a cleaner, greener event.

Notes to editors:

Press Credentials

Members of the media can come to the 10th floor of 1515 Arch Street to pick up press credentials during the following times:

  • Tuesday, April 30: 11 am – 5 pm

  • Wednesday, May 1: 9 am – 5 pm

  • Thursday, May 2: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Friday, May 3: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Press should contact to schedule a pick-up time.

Press Parking

Start line: Limited on street press parking is available to press on the 1400 block of West Fisher Avenue.

Finish line: Media parking will be available in the Navy Yard. Press covering the finishing line activities are encouraged to arrive prior to 7 a.m.

A parking pass is required and must be requested and collected prior to Sunday. Press should contact by noon May 3, 2024.

Please note there will be no parking in FDR Park on Sunday morning.

Media availability

Race representatives will be available for interviews and photography on Friday, May 3, at the Expo. More details to come.