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November 15, 2016

Where to watch the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon

Get into the 'Cheer Zone'

It's that time of year again. Around 30,000 runners will take to the streets on Sunday, Nov. 20, to race in the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon. The marathon is a historic race that passes some of Philly's most iconic landmarks. 

To support the runners, there are more than 20 designated "cheer zones" along the 26.2-mile course. 

Below is a roundup of landmarks and restaurants that have been turned into spots to cheer. The times listed are estimates for when runners will be by each location:

Art Museum at 22nd Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway (5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

Friendship Gate in Chinatown at 10th and Arch streets (7-7:55 a.m.)

Bridget Foy's at Second and South streets (7:05-8:30 a.m.)

Independence Hall at Sixth and Walnut streets (7:05-8:40 a.m.)

Caffeination at 21st and Chestnut streets (7:10-9 a.m.)

Philadelphia Zoo at 34th Street and Girard Avenue (7:15-9:30 a.m.)

Please Touch Museum at West Memorial Drive and Avenue of the Republic (7:15-9:45 a.m.)

Lululemon Cheer Station at Kelly Drive and Ferry Street (7:35 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.)

Laurel Hill Cemetery at Hunting Park and Kelly Drive (7:35 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Winnie's LeBus at Main and Cotton streets (7:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.)

The full list of cheer stations can be found here.

2016 Philadelphia Marathon

Sunday, Nov. 20
Beginning at 7:25 a.m. | Free to watch
Starting at 22nd Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway