New course record set at the 45th annual Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run 

PHILADELPHIA— 40,000 runners made their way down Broad Street for the 45th annual Independence Blue Cross (IBX) Broad Street Run, a race that featured a few returns to tradition, and new course records. The 10-mile road race is led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) in partnership with headline sponsor Independence Blue Cross, which has sponsored the Broad Street Run for 28 years. The race was broadcast live on NBC10 and Telemundo62.

The 2024 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run reached its 40,000 participation capacity for the first time since the pandemic. The race also again included an awards category for the top non-binary finishers after its introduction last year. This year’s first non-binary finisher set a new course record in their category. The 2024 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run also ended in the historic Navy Yard, a return to its traditional finish area after three years of construction moved the finish line to other locations in South Philadelphia.

Independence Blue Cross CEO Gregory E. Deavens joined Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Susan Slawson  at Broad Street and Fisher Avenue to kick off the race at 7:30 a.m.

“Independence Blue Cross is proud to have supported this race for 28 years. It has always represented our commitment to preventive health and fitness, one of our core values,” said Gregory E. Deavens, IBX President and CEO. “Congratulations to our partners at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation for the incredible job they do each year making this race safe and enjoyable for runners, spectators and volunteers.”

“I was thrilled to celebrate the return of 40,000 runners 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 2024 runners!” said Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Susan Slawson, who congratulated winners at the finish line.

Award winners

Wheelchair Overall

  • Miguel Jimenez Vergara – 34:14
  • Tony Nogueira – 44:10


  • Amber Zimmerman – 52:52 (first American)
  • Regan Rome – 54:53
  • Elizabeth Chikotas – 55:13
  • Anna Kenig-Ziesler – 55:18
  • Ellen Feringa – 55:24


  • Kevin McDonnell – 47:33 (first American)
  • Zack Holden – 47:45
  • Owen Ritz – 48:07
  • Clint McKelvey – 48:11
  • Ryan Mahalsky – 48:16


  • Winter Parts – 52:39 (course record)
  • Josh Fernandez – 55:33
  • Will Newman – 56:05
  • Aaryn Edge – 58:00

First Philadelphians

  • Joe Maguire – 49:42
  • Amber Zimmerman – 52:52
  • Josh Fernandez – 55:33

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Independence Blue Cross congratulate all winners.