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Philadelphia Marathon | Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon return to Center City with events on both Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, 2016 (see schedule below). Due to the course routing, several SEPTA Bus Routes and the Route 15 Trolley will operate with detours before and during the marathon.

Below is a list of SEPTA routes affected by the race as well as suggested service options available for some routes.

Bus detour information and updates or changes to service will be published on the System Status page. Detour times are subject to change. Customers should check System Status regularly.


Day of Race Information

The Marathon's start and finish lines are located in the area of 22nd Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Half Marathon & Rothman Institute 8K (Saturday, November 19):

  • Half Marathon: 7:25 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles
  • Half Marathon: 7:30 a.m. - Runners/Walkers
  • Rothman 8K: 10:40 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles
  • Rothman 8K: 10:45 a.m. - Runners/Walkers
  • Kids Fun Run: 12:20 p.m. - Kids Fun Run


Marathon (Sunday, November 20):

  • 6:55 a.m. - Wheelchairs/Handcycles
  • 7:00 a.m. - Runners/Walkers


Event information, course maps, and schedules are available on the official Philadelphia Marathon website.

Real-Time Information via SEPTA Twitter Handles: Along with the System Status page, customers can get up to the minute information via Twitter for each SEPTA Route or Vehicle.


Detours - Half Marathon & Marathon

Detours on the Routes listed below are scheduled to begin at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, 2016. Select Buses will operate on different routing during the Half Marathon and the Marathon. Half Marathon detours are expected to end at approximately 9:30 a.m. Click on the Route number for specific detour information and available alternate service options.

Service is subject to change. Customers should refer to System Status regularly for updates to routing throughout the day.


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7 9 12 16 17
21 23 25 27 30
31 32 33 35 38
40 42 43 44 45
47 47M 48 57 61
64 65 124/125


Additionally, Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43, and 48 will operate on a temporary detour on the following days and times:

  • Saturday, November 19: 4:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 20: 2:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.


Customers should check System Status for detour information.

Route K

Westbound via Ridge Avenue: left/Allegheny Ave., Right/34th St. Take recovery on 34th Street between Clearfield Street and Indiana Avenue.

Eastbound via 34th Street: Right/Indiana Ave., right/Ridge Ave., Right/Midvale Ave., regular route.

Route R

Westbound via Hunting Park Avenue: right/Henry Ave., left/Midvale Ave.,
left/Ridge Ave., left/Allegheny Ave., Right/34th St. Take recovery on 34th Street between Clearfield Street and Indiana Avenue.

Eastbound via 34th Street: Right/Indiana Ave., right/Ridge Ave., Right/Allegheny Ave., regular route.

Route 2 - Suggested Alternate Service: Broad Street Line

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

Southbound via 17th St.: Left/Spring Garden St. St., Right/2nd St., Right/Walnut St., Left/17th St., regular route.

Northbound via 16th St.: Right/Pine St., Left/3rd St., Left/Callowhill St., Left/8th St., Right/Vine St., Right/16th St., regular route.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

South to North(cutback) via 17th St.: Left/Vine St., Left/13th St., Left/Vine St., Right/16th St., regular route.

North to South(cutback) via 16th St.: Right/Locust St., Left/13th St., Left/Walnut St., Left/17th St., regular route.

Route 4 - Suggested Alternate Service: Broad Street Line

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

South to North(cut back) via Broad St.: Right/Vine St., left/15th St., Left/Vine St., Left/13th St., Left/Vine St., Right/Broad St., take layover on Vine St. between Broad St. and 13th St.

North to South (cut back) via Broad St.: Right/Locust St., Left/13th St., Left/Walnut St., Left/Broad St., regular route.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

South to North(cut back) via Broad St.: Right/Vine St., left/15th St., Left/Vine St., Left/13th St., Left/Vine St., Right/Broad St., take layover on Vine St. between Broad St. and 13th St...

North to South (cut back) via Broad St.: Right/Locust St., Left/13th St., Left/Walnut St., Left/Broad St., regular route.

Route 5

Southbound via 2nd Street: Right/Callowhill St., lay over on Callowhill St. between 2nd St. and 3rd St...

Northbound via Callowhill Street: Right/3rd Street, regular route.

Route 7

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

Southbound via 29th Street: Right/Girard Ave., Left/34th St., Left/Market St., Right/23rd St., regular route

Northbound via 22nd Street: Left/Market St., right/33RD ST., left/MANTUA St., Right/34th St., Right/Girard Ave., Left/29th St., regular route.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

South to North(cutback) via 23rd Street: Left/Spring Garden Ave. Right/Broad St., Right/Vine St., Right/16th St., Left/Spring Garden Ave. Right/22nd St., regular route

North to South(cutback) via 22nd St.: Right/Pine St., Left/13th St., Left/Walnut St., Left/23rd St., regular route.

Route 9

Southbound via Ridge Ave.: Left/Roxborough Ave., Right/Henry Ave., Right/Midvale Ave., Right/Ridge Ave.(transfer point)/via Ridge Ave., Left/City Line Ave. Ramp to I-76 East take I-676 Vine Street Expressway East, take 8th Street(Exit) Stay to the left, Left/Franklin Street, becomes 7th St., Right/Spring Garden St., Right/2nd St., take recovery on 2nd St. between Spring Garden St. and Callowhill St.

Northbound via 2nd St.: Right/Callowhill St., Left/8th St., Right/ramp to I-676 West to I-76West/Via US route 1North (Roosevelt Blvd)to Wissahickon-South Hunting Park Exit/R-Wissahickon Ave./R-Hunting Park Ave./R-Allegheny Ave./R-Ridge Ave. to Midvale Ave (transfer location then /R-Midvale Ave./L- Henry Ave./L-Roxborough Ave./R- Ridge Ave./Then Regular route.

Route 12

Eastbound: Regular route to 7Th & Pine St. (last stop eastbound)

Westbound: From 7th & Pine St./Via L- 7th St./ Regular route.

Route 16 - Suggested Service: Broad Street Line

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

Southbound via Broad St.: Right/Vine St., left/15th St., Left/Vine St., take layover on Vine St. between Broad St. and 13th St.

Northbound via Vine St.: Left/13th St., Left/Vine St., Right/Broad St., regular route.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

Southbound via Broad St.: Right/Vine St., left/15th St., Left/Vine St., take layover on Vine St. between Broad St. and 13th St.

Northbound via Vine St.: Left/13th St., Left/Vine St., Right/Broad St., regular route.

Route 17 - Suggested Alternate Service: Broad Street, Market Frankford Lines

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

Northbound via 20th Street: Right/Pine St., Left/5th St., Right/Market St., regular route.

Southbound via Market Street: Left/4th St., Right/Walnut St., regular route.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

Northbound via 20th Street: Right/Pine St., Left/9th St., Left/Walnut St.,(layover on Walnut St. between 9th St. and 11th St.).

Southbound via Layover on Walnut Street: Left/19th St., regular route.

Route 21 - Suggested Alternate Service: Market Frankford Line

Eastbound via Chestnut St.: Right/38th St., Left/Spruce St./South St., Left/Broad St., Right/Pine St., Left/9th St., Left/Walnut St., take recovery on Walnut St. between 9th St. and 10th St...

Westbound: Regular route from Walnut St. at 10th St.

Route 23 - Suggested Alternate Service: Broad Street Line

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

South to North (cutback) via 12th St.: Right/Vine St., Left/15th St., Left/Vine St., Left/11th St., regular route.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

South to North (cutback) via 12th St.: Right/Vine St., Left/15th St., Left/Vine St., Left/11th St., regular route.

Route 25

South to North(cutback) via Spring Garden St.: Left/Columbus Blvd., regular route. Take recovery on Spring Garden St. at EL Station.

Route 27

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

Southbound Via I-676 East (Vine Street Expressway): Take 8th St. exit stay to Left follow signs for 7th Street to Left/Franklin St., Left/Vine St.(Local Traffic Lanes) take layover on Vine Street between 10th St. and 11th Street.

Northbound via Vine St.: Right/16th St., Regular route

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

Southbound Via Manayunk Avenue: L-Roxborough Ave./R- Henry Ave./R- Midvale Ave./R- Ridge Ave.(Transfer Location)/Via Ridge Ave./L- City Ave. Ramp to I-76(E) to I-676 Vine St Expressway(East), Take 8th St. exit stay to Left follow signs for 7th Street to Left/Franklin St., Left/Vine St.(Local Traffic Lanes) take layover on Vine Street between 10th St. and 11th Street.

Northbound via Vine St.: L-12th St., L-Vine St. L-Franklin St., to a Left/entrance for I-676(West) Vine Street Expressway to I-76(W) to US Route 1(N) (Roosevelt Blvd)to Wissahickon-South Hunting Park Exit/R-Wissahickon Ave../R-Hunting Park Ave../R-Allegheny Ave./R-Ridge Ave.to Midvale(transfer location) then R-Midvale Ave../L- Henry Ave./L-Roxborough Ave./R- Manayunk Ave../Then Regular route

Route 30

Eastbound via 33rd Street: L-Walnut St., L-34th St., layover on 34th Street between Walnut St. and Spruce St.

Westbound: regular route from 34th St. and Spruce St.

Route 31

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

Westbound Via J.F. Kennedy Boulevard: regular route.

Eastbound via Market Street : Left/18th St., Left/J.F. Kennedy Blvd., layover on J.F.K. Blvd between 18th and 19th Streets.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

Eastbound via 37th Street: Left/Lancaster Ave., Right/36th St., Right/Market St., Right/38th St., take layover on 38th Street between Market Street and Powelton Avenue.

Westbound via 38th Street: Right/Powelton Ave., Right/Lancaster Ave., Left/35th St., regular route.

Route 32

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

Northbound via Vine St.: Left/13th St., Left/Spring Garden St., Right/Pennsylvania Ave../Regular route.

Southbound via Pennsylvania Ave.: Left/ Spring Garden St., Right/Broad St., Right/Vine St., Left/15th St., Left/Vine St., take recovery on Vine St. between Broad St. and 13th St.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

Northbound via Vine St.: Left/13th St., Left/Spring Garden St., Right/Pennsylvania Ave./Regular route.

Southbound via Pennsylvania Ave.: Left/ Spring Garden St., Right/Broad St., Right/Vine St., Left/15th St., Left/Vine St., take recovery on Vine St. between Broad St. and 13th St.

Route 33

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

Southbound via 19th St.: Left/Spring Garden St., Right/2nd St., take recovery on 2nd St. between Spring Garden St. and Callowhill St.

Northbound via 2nd St.: Right/Callowhill St., Left/8th St. Right/Vine St., Right/16th St., Left/ Spring Garden St., Right/20th St. Regular route.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

Southbound via 19th St.: Left/Spring Garden St., Right/2nd St., take recovery on 2nd St. between Spring Garden St. and Callowhill St.

Northbound via 2nd St.: Right/Callowhill St., Left/8th St. Right/Vine St., Right/16th St., Left/ Spring Garden St., Right/20th St. Regular route.

Route 35

Southbound via Manayunk Avenue: Right/Leverington St., Right/Ridge Ave., Left/Roxborough Ave., Right/Henry Ave., Right/Midvale Ave., Left/Ridge Ave., Left/Allegheny Ave., Right/34th St. Take recovery on 34th Street between Clearfield Street and Indiana Avenue.

Northbound via 34th Street: Right/Indiana Ave., Right/Ridge Ave., Right/Midvale Ave., Left/Henry Ave., Left/Roxborough Ave., Right/Ridge Ave., Left/leverington St., Right/Umbria St., regular route.

Route 38

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

Eastbound via SPRING GARDEN Street: right/34TH ST. left/MARKET ST., Left/18th St., Left/J.F. Kennedy Blvd., layover on J.F.K. Blvd between 18th and 19th Streets.

Westbound via JFK Boulevard: left/20TH ST., right/MARKET ST., right/33RD ST., left/MANTUA St., regular route.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

Westbound via Walnut St.: Right/38th St., Left/Parrish St., regular route then via City Ave. to I-76 (E) to RT 1 (N) Roosevelt Blvd. to Wissahickon Ave. south to Hunting Park Exit then /R- Wissahickon Ave. /R-Hunting Park Ave. via /R-Allegheny Ave./ Left/34th St. Take recovery on 34th Street between Clearfield Street and Indiana Avenue.

Eastbound via 34th Street: R-Indiana Ave./R- Ridge Ave./L- City Ave. Ramp, Regular route to 40th & Brown St. /Via 40th St./L- Market St., R-38th St., L-Spruce St./South St. Left/Broad St., Right/Pine St., Left/9th St., Left/Walnut St., take recovery on Walnut St. between 9th St. and 10th St...

Route 38(pull-out to 34th Street and Clearfield Street) Regular Route To City Ave I-76 east to Route 1 North, R-Wissahickon ave. Exit, R-Wissahickon Ave., R-Hunting Park Ave., R-Allegheny Ave., L-34th St., to Clearfield Street.

Route 40

East to West cutback via South St.: Left/Broad St., Right/Pine St., Right/8th St./R- Lombard St., regular route.

Route 42 - Suggested Alternate Service: Market Frankford Line

Eastbound via Spruce St.: Stay on Spruce St. to South St., Left/Broad St., Right/Pine St., Left/9th St., Left/Walnut St., take recovery on Walnut St. between 9th St. and 10th St.

Westbound: Regular route from Walnut St. at 10th St.

Route 43

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

Eastbound via Spring Garden Street: left/33RD ST., left/MANTUA ST., right/34TH ST., right/GIRARD AVE., right/29th St., Left/Pennsylvania Ave., Left/SPRING GARDEN ST., AND THEN REGULAR ROUTE.

Westbound via Spring Garden Street: right/Pennsylvania Ave., right/29th St., left/GIRARD AVE., left/34TH St., right/HAVERFORD Ave., regular route.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

East to West(cutback) via Spring Garden St.: Left/37th St., Left/Haverford Av., regular route.

West to East(cutback) via Spring Garden St: Right/22nd St., Left/Fairmount Ave., Left/Pennsylvania Ave., Left/Spring Garden St. regular route.

Route 44

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

Westbound Via J.F. Kennedy Boulevard: regular route.

Eastbound via Market Street : Left/18th St., Left/J.F. Kennedy Blvd., layover on J.F.K. Blvd between 18th and 19th Streets.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

Eastbound via I-76(Schyulkill Expressway): take I-676 Vine Street Expressway East, take 8th Street(Exit) Stay to the left, Left/Franklin Street, becomes 7th St., Right/Spring Garden St., Right/2nd St., take recovery on 2nd St. between Spring Garden St. and Callowhill St.

Westbound via 2nd St.: Right/Callowhill St., Left/8th St., Right/ramp to I-676 West to I-76West, regular route.

Route 45

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

North to South (cutback) via 11th St.: Left/Walnut St., Left/12th St., regular route.

Route 47 - Suggested Alternate Service: Broad Street Line

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

Southbound via 8th St.: Left/Race St., Right/4th St., Right/Walnut St., Left/8th St., regular route.

Northbound via 7th Street: Right/Pine St., Left/3rd St., Left/Callowhill St., Right/7th St., regular route.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

South to North(cutback) via 8th St.: Right/Callowhill St., Left/9th St., Right/Vine St. Left/15th St., Left/Vine St., Right/8th St., Left/Race St., Left/7th St., regular route.

North to South(cutback) via 7th St.: Left/Walnut St., Left/Broad St., Left/Pine St., Right/8th St., regular route.

Route 47M

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

North to South(cutback) via 9th St.: Right/Locust St., Right/8th St., regular route.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

North to South(cutback) via 9th St.: Right/Locust St., Right/8th St., regular route.

Route 48

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

Southbound via Pennsylvania Ave.: Left/Spring Garden St., Right/4th St., Left/Market St., regular route.

Northbound via Market Street: Right/5th St., Left/ Spring Garden St., Right/22nd St. Regular route.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

Southbound via Pennsylvania Ave.: Left/Spring Garden St., Right/2nd St., take recovery on 2nd St. between Spring Garden St. and Callowhill St.

Northbound via 2nd St.: Right/Callowhill St., Right/3rd St., Left/ Spring Garden St., Right/22nd St. Regular route.

Route 57

South to North(cutback) via 4th St.: Right/Callowhill St., Left/9th St., Right/Vine St., Right/Broad St., Right/Spring Garden Ave., Left/3rd St., regular route.

North to South(cutback) via 3rd St.: Left/Washington Ave., Right/11th St., Left/Spruce St., Left/Broad St., Left/Washington Ave. , regular route.

Route 61

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

Southbound via 8th Street: R- Vine St./Take layover on Vine St. between 10th St. and 11th St
Northbound via Vine St.: R- 11th St., Regular route.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

Southbound via Main St.: L-Leverington St./R- Ridge Ave../L- Roxborough Ave./R- Henry Ave./R- Midvale Ave./L- Ridge Ave./L- Spring Garden St./R-8th St./R- Vine St./Take layover on Vine St. between 10th St. and 11th St...

Northbound via Vine St.: R- 11th St./Regular route to Ridge & Midvale Ave./R- Midvale Ave./L- Henry Ave./L- Roxborough Ave../R- Ridge Ave../L-Leverington St./R-Flat Rock, Regular route.

Route 64

Eastbound via Washington Ave.: Right Moyamensing Ave./ L-Morris St./L-Front St./Right-Tasker St./ R-Columbus Regular route.

Westbound via Columbus Blvd: L-Reed St/ R-Moyamensing Ave./ L-Washington Ave./ Regular route.

Route 65

Northbound: Regular Route to City Ave. and Presidential Ave./ Via I-76 (E) to RT 1(N) Roosevelt Blvd/ to Wissahickon South, Hunting Park Exit then, /R-Wissahickon Ave./ R-Hunting Park Ave./ Bear R-Allegheny Ave. /R- Ridge Ave./ R- Midvale Ave./ L-Henry Ave./R- Walnut Lane then Regular Route.

Southbound: Regular route to Henry and Walnut Ln. , then via L- Henry Ave./ R- Midvale/ R- Ridge Ave./ Left onto City Ave. Ramp then Regular route.

Route 124/125

Half Marathon Routing (Saturday, November 19):

Westbound Via J.F. Kennedy Boulevard: regular route.

Eastbound via Market Street : Left/18th St., Left/J.F. Kennedy Blvd., layover on J.F.K. Blvd between 18th and 19th Streets.

Full Marathon Routing (Sunday, November 20):

Westbound Via Vine St.: L-12th St., L-Vine St. L-Franklin St., to a Left/entrance for I-676(West) Vine Street Expressway to I-76(West) to Route 1 North, R-Wissahickon Ave. Exit, R-Wissahickon Ave., R-Hunting Park Ave., R-Allegheny Ave., R-Ridge Ave., (transfer point at Ridge Ave. and Midvale Ave.). Then via Ridge Avenue, Left onto City Avenue Ramp to I-76 West then regular route.

Eastbound via I-76(East) : I-76 east to Route 1 North, R-Wissahickon ave. Exit, R-Wissahickon Ave., R-Hunting Park Ave., R-Allegheny Ave., R-Ridge Ave.,(transfer point at Ridge Ave. and Midvale Ave.). Then via Ridge Avenue, Left onto City Avenue Ramp to I-76 East to I-676 Vine St Expressway(East), Take 8th St. exit stay to Left follow signs for 7th Street to Left/Franklin St., Left/Vine St.(Local Traffic Lanes) take layover on Vine Street between 10th St. and 11th Street.

Detours - Trolley Routes 10 (Bus Substitution) & 15 Beginning at 6:00 a.m.

Route 15 will operate as 2 different bus routes, one for West Philadelphia and one for North Philadelphia/Fishtown. There will be no service between 40th and 29th Sts. Customers who need to use both routes can connect via the Market-Frankford Line (Girard and 40th Sts).

West Philadelphia Route:
Buses will operate between 63rd & Girard and 40th & Market Sts.

- Left on 29th St.
- Right on Poplar St.
- Right on Poplar Dr.
- Right on Girard Ave. and continuing on regular route

North Philadelphia/Fishtown Route:
Buses will operate between 29th & Girard and Richmond & Westmoreland Sts.

- Right on 40th St.
- Right on Market St.
- Right on 41st St.
- Right on Westminster Ave.
- Left on 40th St.
- Left on Girard Ave. and continuing on regular route

The Route 10 Bus will operate on the following temporary detour Sunday, November 20:

- Eastbound via Lancaster Avenue: Right/40th St. take recovery on 40th Street between Market and Filbert Streets.

- Westbound via 40th Street: Left/Chestnut St., Left/36th St., Left/Lancaster Ave., regular route.