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Blue Cross Broad Street Run | Service Information

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The 37th Annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run kicks off Sunday, May 1 at 8:00 a.m. and SEPTA will offer every registered competitor a free ride on the Broad Street Line (see details below) to the starting line at Central High School Athletic Field, located between Olney Transportation Center and Logan Stations.

The 10-mile course travels southbound on Broad Street and ends at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in South Philadelphia.

Below, customers can find service information, detour information on SEPTA Bus Routes, and helpful links and tips for race day.

Please make sure to check this page regularly for new or additional information.

Service on the Broad Street Line

Participants in the Blue Cross Broad Street Run may ride the Broad Street Line to the starting line until 9:00 a.m. for free the day of the race, Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Participants must display their official competitor's race bib number to a SEPTA cashier to gain entry.

Twelve Express Broad Street Line Trains will be added to the service schedule Sunday, May 1 prior to the race with stops at Olney Transportation Center and Fern Rock Transportation Center.

The Blue Cross Broad Street Run has several popular places for spectators to view the race, which can be reached via the Broad Street Line

Additional Broad Street Line Resources:

Service Detours

Before and during the race, the following SEPTA bus routes will operate on a temporary detour.

Prior to the Race:
Bus Route 16 will operate on a temporary detour beginning at 4:00 a.m. and continuing until 7:30 a.m.

During the Race - Beginning at 7:30 a.m. Until the End of the Event:
Bus Routes 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, *15, 16, 17, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 53, 54, 56, 60, 61, 64, 68, 75, 79, 124, 125, G, J, H-XH, and R

*Buses will substitute for all Route 15 Trolleys

Customers should check System Status for specific route service information.

Early Morning Regional Rail Service

SEPTA Regional Rail Lines offer service to Center City for spectators and race participants.

Race participants can take advantage of early morning service on the Glenside Combined Line and transfer to the Broad Street Line.

Early morning train service from Glenside and Jenkintown will connect runners to the Broad Street Line at Fern Rock Transportation Center. Take the Broad Street line one (1) stop to Olney Transportation Center, where signs will direct you to the starting line area.

Race spectators should check the Regional Rail Schedules page for schedule information or Google Transit for all service to and from the race.

Customers may purchase an Independence Pass from the Train Conductor for travel to/from the Race on Regional Rail. Learn more about fares on the Fares page.

At the end of the Race, riders should take the Broad Street Line to City Hall Station where they can connect to Suburban Station and Regional Rail service.

Event Day Tips & Information

Blue Cross Broad Street Run participants and fans are encouraged to check System Status for real-time service information across the SEPTA system.

Race details, tips, and security information are available on the official Blue Cross Broad Street Run website.

The status of service across the SEPTA system is available on Twitter. Find your Route on the Customized Twitter Service Feeds section.

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