FRequently Asked Questions
WHAT DOES MY ENTRY INCLUDE?
Your registration includes:
10K race entry
Race shirt (soft tri-blend material, fitted cut)
Chip timing w/5K split.
Unobstructed street racing through the heart of Philadelphia.
A cold, post-race beer from Philadelphia Brewing Company (for runners age 21+)*
A Shake Shack + Federal Donuts frozen custard.
*NOTE: Must show ID on race day to receive beer.
WHERE AND WHEN CAN I PICK UP MY BIB?
The Philly 10K Diadora Kickoff Party is the only place to pick up your bib. There will be no race morning bib pick up!
Location: Philadelphia Brewing Company (2440 Frankford Ave)
Times: Friday 8/25 from 4PM - 9PM or Saturday 8/26 from 10AM - 2PM
I CAN'T PICK UP MY RACE BIB, CAN A FRIEND Pick Mine UP?
Sure! Just make sure that they have a copy of the confirmation email you were sent when you registered (on your phone works). A photocopy (or digital picture) of your ID will work too.
I AM COMING IN FROM OUT OF TOWN AND Can't MAKE IT TO THE BIB PICK-UP, HOW CAN I GET MY BIB?
Bibs must be picked up at The Diadora Kickoff Party. If you are unable to attend please make plans to have a friend pick up your materials for you.
For last minute issues, please contact email@example.com. We cannot guarantee accommodation for anyone who cannot get their bib prior to race day.
What about the heat?
Depending on the year, race morning can be fairly warm. We start our race early to ensure that runners experience cooler temperatures than if we started later however, temperatures on race morning can be warmer than what you are used to racing in. For 2017, we are adding additional cool-off methods such as cold sponges at the halfway point and cold sponges and electrolyte beverages at the finish line in addition to 3 water stops on course and bottled water at the finish to ensure proper hydration support for all runners.
CAN I CHECK A BAG AT THE START?
Yes, we will be offering bag check on race morning on 4th Street between South and Bainbridge from 6-7AM.
When you pick up your bib you will receive a clear plastic bag for checking items on race morning. Your items must fit completely into this bag (15" x 18") or your bag will not be accepted. All bags must be checked by 7AM.
IS THE PHILLY 10K A CHARITY RACE?
The Philly 10K is not operated by a charity. We donate a portion of registration proceeds directly to a new charitable cause each year (beneficiary to be announced by the end of May). We also work with some of our closest charitable organization friends to offer fundraising bibs, which allow these partners to raise around $10,000 each year.
Philadelphia Runner, a local running store based in Philadelphia since 2004 and a founding partner of The Philly 10K, supports numerous races, organizations, clubs, and causes in the Philadelphia region every year, working tirelessly to serve the running community and do things the right way.
WILL THERE BE RACE DAY BIB PICK-UP?
No, there will not be any race day bib pick-up. Bibs must be picked up at the Diadora Kickoff Party.
CAN I DEFER TO NEXT YEAR?
No, unfortunately we can't offer deferrals to the following year.
CAN I TRANSFER MY BIB?
Yep! BUT…. Please read this very carefully:
If you registered with us and now are unable to run, please refer to the bib transfer information that can be found in your registration confirmation email.
All bib inquires/transfers must be submitted by Friday, August 4th, 2017. After this date we will not be able to handle any bib requests.
If you have any questions, please email us - firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARE strollers or dogs allowed?
No. Due to the nature of the course and for the safety of all race participants, strollers and dogs are not permitted.
HOW DO I GET TO THE START ON RACE MORNING?
Driving to the race is strongly discouraged and we cannot guarantee you will be able to find parking. The best plan is to take public transportation:
SEPTA - Broad Street Line Subway: Get off at the Lombard-South stop and walk east on South Street for .4-miles to the START.
PATCO: Get off at the 9th-10th St & Locust St stop and walk south on S. 10th Street for .3-miles to the START.
I Can't TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO THE RACE, WHERE CAN I PARK?
Parking is very limited for The Philly 10K and virtually impossible near the Start and Finish areas. Due to the road closures and the extended no parking areas, we suggest looking for street parking on S. Broad St. and other areas outside the perimeter of the course. We unfortunately can not guarantee designated parking areas.
IS THE RACE WALKER FRIENDLY?
The Philly 10K is a running race...runners and walkers must be able to maintain a 15 minute per mile pace. Those who are unable to maintain a 15 minute pace will be asked to move to the sidewalk by the sweep vehicle. For safety and logistical reasons, course support such as water stations and port o' potties can't be guaranteed for anyone who falls behind this pace.
WHERE CAN FAMILY AND FRIENDS WATCH?
Anywhere! The course is a loop with a Start and Finish that are very close to each other…perfect for catching your runner at multiple locations. Keep in mind that it runs within dense city neighborhoods, so moving around on foot is the best/only way to do it. We also have three water stations on the course that always need additional volunteers.
Email us at email@example.com if you are interested in helping out!
Is There Prize Money?
Yes. The top three males and top three females overall based on gun time will receive $250 (1st), $150 (2nd), and $75 (3rd)