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2014 Philadelphia Marathon registration opens April 1

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 9:09 AM
If you’re already preparing for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run, it might excite you to know that the running calendar continues well beyond the first Sunday in May. The GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon announced last week that the 2014 race weekend will be November 21-23. This year, representatives... Read more

How to train for your first 5K, 10-miler or marathon

Monday, December 2, 2013, 10:56 AM
With the Philly Marathon completed and the New Year almost upon us, many people have begun contemplating running their first 5K or committing to running a distance they have never run before. There are many great races in and around Philadelphia, with varying lengths that can challenge even the most... Read more

Philadelphia Marathon: Carolyn's Story

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 9:42 AM
One of the great things about an event like the GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon is that every runner has a unique background story, but feels united to other runners by a common goal. Pre-race, we met people who’ve overcome illness, personal tragedy and loss of loved ones to reach the finish line... Read more

"I just wouldn't give up." A half-marathoner's tribute to a late friend

Sunday, November 17, 2013, 1:42 PM
The motivation to prepare for and run a half-marathon is not to be overlooked or taken for granted. But at an event like today’s, the individual sacrifices can get lost in the crowd—literally. Meet Kate Thompson, originally from Doylestown and currently a senior at Penn State University... Read more

Philadelphia Marathon: A loved one's selfless act

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 6:00 AM
Thousands of people will converge on Philadelphia to watch this weekend’s marathon activities, so we set out to find a pairing of runner-and-spectator who might have an added incentive, or a little something extra to root for than a personal record or finishing in a certain time. Meet Ashley... Read more

Philadelphia Marathon tips from local experts: Dave Welsh

Friday, November 15, 2013, 11:52 AM
The runners behind Philadelphia's ODDyssey Half Marathon consulted with some of our best local running authorities and asked each of them to provide their top two tips on how to prepare for the GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon on November 17. Hopefully these tips will be helpful to all runners, especially... Read more

Philadelphia Marathon: Getting around before, during and after the race

Friday, November 15, 2013, 6:00 AM
The following is a list of roads, streets and public transportation routes that will be closed or otherwise affected for this weekend’s GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon activities. Street closures are enforced on a rolling basis and will happen as runners go by. Saturday, November 16 -... Read more

Philadelphia Marathon: Summer Barresi's story

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 5:30 AM
If you ever want to put your own struggles in perspective, spend a few minutes talking to Summer Barresi. It worked for me. I was scheduled to speak with Summer one night last week when she got off work. But the truth is, I’d spent the whole day considering postponing the phone interview. I... Read more

Philadelphia Marathon: Catching up with last year's winner

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 10:21 AM
It’s hard to imagine Eli Manning coming to the Linc for an Eagles-Cowboys game on his week off, or Tiger Woods standing amongst the gallery at a PGA event. But this weekend at the GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon, the race’s reigning champion will be standing and cheering along the course... Read more

Philadelphia Marathon tips from local experts: Bennett Brookstein

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 6:00 AM
The runners behind Philadelphia's ODDyssey Half Marathon consulted with some of our best local running authorities and asked each of them to provide their top two tips on how to prepare for the GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon on November 17. Hopefully these tips will be helpful to all runners, especially... Read more
About this blog

Whether you are a weekend warrior, an aging baby boomer, a student athlete or just someone who wants to stay active, this blog is for you. Read about our growing list of expert contributors here.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
Alfred Atanda, Jr., M.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
Robert Cabry, M.D. Team Physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician for Drexel; Drexel Sports Medicine
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Head Team Physician for Phillies & St. Joe's; Rothman Institute
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director of The Center For Sport Psychology; Sports Psychology Consultant for 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Team Physician for USA Wrestling, Consultant for Phillies; Rothman Institute
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales, Pa.
David Rubenstein, M.D. Team Orthopedist for 76ers; Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
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