All Things Philly

There are so many reasons to run Philly this fall! As one of our fastest and flattest races in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, it’s the perfect place to run your first half marathon or achieve that personal record for our seasoned racers!

Course Highlights

Wondering what unique sites you’ll see on the course?

When you run the American Association for Cancer Research Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon on September 17, you’ll see everything from beautiful fall foliage to the famous Rocky Steps. Check out the video for highlights!

Plus, it’s FAST & FLAT. This course “rips,” according to American long-distance runner Shalane Flanagan, who touts the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly half marathon course as “one of the fastest, flattest and most FUN courses you’ll find in the fall.”

All New 10K

We’ve added a BRAND NEW Saturday 10K! It’s the perfect distance for our dedicated 5K run/walkers who are looking for an extra challenge this year, or for any runner who wants to try a new distance and may not be quite up for the half marathon challenge!

Click the picture to get registered today, and stay tuned for the course highlights!


Big Head Todd and the Monsters will be headlining this year’s Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series at the American Association for Cancer Research Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon!

After you conquer the streets of Philadelphia, celebrate your finish with Big Head Todd and the Monsters at the Finish Line Festival. Take a listen to a few of their classic hits below!

Race Weekend Instagrams

Check out race weekend through the eyes of a few of our runners! Be sure to check out all the photos and work on your best runner’s smile so you can share YOUR #RnRPhilly moment come race weekend!

We have been friends over thirty years, now we conquer half marathon together #rnrphilly

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Rock n roll half marathon #xtremerunnerslife #runnersofinstagram #womensrunningcommunity #rnrdc #rnrphilly

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Remix Your Weekend

Already signed up for the Sunday Half? Add the Saturday 5K or 10K to your weekend and earn this ROCKin medal!



VIP Experience

Experience race day the VIP way and upgrade today!  The VIP Experience provides participants and spectators with full day VIP access. Take the stress out of the early morning with private restrooms, gear check, and light continental breakfast items before your race.  Post-race VIP experience is your private access to pick up your gear, a lunch buffet, and a VIP bar.

Stay tuned for your 2017 participant t-shirts, medals, and more!