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Blue Cross Broad Street Run | Service and Detours

Sunday May 5, 2013 | 8:00 a.m.

The Blue Cross Broad Street Run will take to Philadelphia's main thoroughfare, and SEPTA will offer every registered competitor a free ride on the Broad Street Line to the starting line at Broad & Somerville Streets.

Special northbound Broad Street Line express trains will operate from AT&T Station - near the finish line at the Philadelphia Naval Yard every ten minutes beginning at 5:35 a.m. until approximately 8:30 a.m. and only make stops at Walnut/Locust and City Hall stations en route to Olney Transportation Center just a short walk from the race starting line, delivering runners in time for the scheduled 8:30 a.m. start.

Bus routes 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 15 Shuttle, 16, 17, 21, 42, 23, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43, 44, 48, 53, 54, 56, 60, 61, 64, 68, 75, 79, 124, 125, G, J, H, XH and R will be temporarily detoured from Broad Street from 8 a.m. until the conclusion of the race. Please check our System Status page for up-to-the-minute information on service detours.

Runners must display their official competitor bib number to ride free. Over 20,000 runners tested their skill on the course last year.

Regional Rail Service to the Race

Broad Street Run Schedule from Glenside and Jenkintown | PDF

Participants in the Broad Street Run have Regional Rail service alternatives to reach the race route directly. Early morning train service from Glenside and Jenkintown will connect runners to the Broad Street Line at Fern Rock Transportation Center. Take the Broad Street line one (1) stop to Olney Transportation Center, where signs will direct them to the warm-up area at Central High School Athletic Field at Broad Street and Somerville Avenue.

At the end of the Race, riders should take the Broad Street Line to City Hall Station where they can connect to Suburban Station and Regional Rail service.

Travel time from Glenside and Jenkintown Stations to Fern Rock Transportation Center is 9 minutes, with trains departing starting at 4:29 a.m. Both stations offer free parking on weekends and frequent return service on several SEPTA Regional Rail Lines.

Runners may purchase an Independence Pass from the Train Conductor for travel to/from the Race on Regional Rail.