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A Message From Our Race Director

Dear Runners,

We would like to bring you an update this morning as we continue toward the launch of the Inaugural Philadelphia Women’s Half Marathon and 8K road race this Fall. As many of you know by now our registration was initially scheduled to open on Tuesday, May 9th. We decided to postpone because several races in the marketplace lobbied last minute objections about another half marathon coming into Philadelphia. We decided to take a professional stance in the matter, and we are working through the process to re-open registration for this event.

In no way whatsoever did we intend to bring a women’s only event to Philadelphia that would create a problem for other events on the calendar. Since this postponement we have had several conversations and in-person meetings with city officials about our options moving forward for this event, and its place on your fitness calendar, not only the women from Philadelphia, but also for the women ​from the entire Northeast Region of the United States.

We will continue to work through this process, and we plan to make another announcement next week once we have worked through these issues. In the meantime we are equally proud to announce the continuation of our new women’s running initiative by confirming that the National Women’s Half Marathon and 8K Road Race will take place on Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Washington, DC. For more information please go to! Registration opens on June 1, 2017 at 10:00 am ET!


Bill Burke
Premier Event Management
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