Like all marathons sanctioned by USA Track & Field, the Philadelphia Marathon is 26.2 miles. Unlike the others, however, ours is the course of history. Beginning at Philadelphia’s famous Museum of Art, visitors can experience culture and colonial history at Independence Hall, Betsy Ross’ House and the Liberty Bell. They can keep in stride at the city's waterfront area, featuring Penn's Landing on the banks of the Delaware River and the Water Works on the Schuylkill River, which offer historic and scenic views.
The course is fast and flat, with the highest elevation level at 100 feet. Digital splits are provided at each mile marker and fluid stations and spectator overlooks are set up throughout the length of the course.
Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, baby joggers, strollers, headphones, roller skates and roller blades are not permitted on the course, which will remain open for 5 hours and 30 minutes.
Official Website: http://www.philadelphiamarathon.com
Added by gaelan13 on November 5, 2006