August 04, 2016
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon and 5K will return to Philadelphia on Sept. 17 and 18, and PhillyVoice readers can get a $20 discount when they register.
“We are thrilled to be back in Philadelphia and look forward to putting on another world class running event,” said Elisa Hoffman, the event’s marketing manager of the event, in a press release. “With an updated course and rockin’ headliner, this event is one you won’t want to miss. With just over eight weeks to race day we encourage all runners to grab a friend, start a training program and join us in Philadelphia.”
By “rockin’ headliner,” she meant the band Guster, which will perform at a “Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert” and by running event, she meant a course that will take runners past new sites including Eastern State Penitentiary.
The 5K race (course map) will start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Eakins Oval. The half marathon, slated for the same starting time on following day, will start near 22nd and Vine streets and end near the "Rocky Steps" outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art (course map).
While registration costs $49 for the 5K and $111 for the half marathon, PhillyVoice readers can get $20 knocked off that half-marathon price by registering with the code PHILLYVOICE between today and the close of registration via this website.
Organizers were also kind enough to send along an 8-week training guide for runners who might be interested in such a thing.
Despite last year’s absence, they said this is the 39th year the event has come through Philadelphia.