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November 16, 2015

Where to watch the 2015 Philadelphia Marathon

There are plenty of ways to see the big race

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Participants in the Philadelphia Marathon may exercise not just their lungs, but their brains.

The Philadelphia Marathon runs into town Sunday, Nov. 22 for 26.2 miles of cheering and sweating. Though registration is now closed, friends and family who want to cheer on their running loved ones are welcome. 

There are over 20 sanctioned "Cheer Zones" for fans set up along the marathon route. See below for the some of the most picturesque locations, perfect for snapping a photo of your runner (they'll thank you later). Then click here for the full list of locations

Art Museum: As the start and finish line, camping out in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a surefire bet for catching all the action between 5 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Friendship Gate, 10th & Arch Streets: This symbol of friendship between Philly and Tianjin, China creates a great frame around runners as they travel through Chinatown from 7-7:55 a.m.

6th & Walnut Streets: What better way to inspire your cheers than to set up shop right by Independence Hall? Check out the view here from 7:05-8:40 a.m.

Course Turnaround, Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive & Black Road: The Vaudevillians New Years Brigade will appear to just as the half-marathoners are coming up on the finish line from 7:20-10 a.m. It's sure to pump everyone up!

Manayunk, Main Street and Ridge Avenue: There's plenty of room here to spread out and watch the marathoners head toward the finish line from 7:40 a.m.-1 p.m.

Philadelphia Marathon

Sunday, November 22
7 a.m. | Free to watch
Starting line: 22nd St. & Benjamin Franklin Parkway