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April 30, 2015

The best places to cheer on the Broad Street Run

Key spots along the route for spectators

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Broad Street Run G. Widman/Visit Philadelphia™

The Blue Cross Broad Street Run in Philly.

When the 36th Annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run races through the city on Sunday, May 3 thousands of runners will test their limits and strive for personal goals along the route. To keep up their spirits, spectators will line up along the race course to cheer on friends, family and neighbors. Live bands, cheerleaders and drill teams will add to the support. 

Plenty of spots along Broad Street will welcome spectators. The run officially suggests the following spaces

• the start area near Broad and Fisher Street
• North Broad Street along the Temple University Campus
• North Broad Street at Callowhill
• City Hall, West Side at Dilworth Plaza
• Broad and Walnut Streets outside The Bellevue
• South Broad Street along the Avenue of the Arts
• South Broad Street at Carpenter
• South Broad Street at Jackson
• South Broad Street at Bigler Street

• South Broad Street at Packer Avenue
• Broad and Pattison at the Sports Complex

There will also be limited seating at bleachers by the finish line, along Broad Street between Intrepid and Farragut avenues. 

The finish line at the Navy Yard will host special post-race activities and refreshments for runners as well as activities open to the public, including a children's area called "Kids Fun at the Broad Street Run." Children under 12 can participate in games, rides, a petting zoo and more for $5.

Blue Cross Broad Street Run

Sunday May 3
8 a.m. | Free for spectators
Broad Street, from W. Fisher Ave. to Farragut Ave.