Over 27,000 runners returned to Broad Street for the 42nd annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run on Sunday.
It was a historic afternoon as one runner broke a course record—female 1st prize winner Sara Naibei set a new course record of 52 minutes and 4 seconds.
The 10-mile road race is led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation in partnership Independence Blue Cross, which has sponsored the Broad Street Run for 26 years. Broad Street Run is the nation’s largest 10-miler and one of Philadelphia’s most beloved events. The race course typically takes runners from North Philadelphia to the Navy Yard—passing iconic landmarks such as Temple University, City Hall, the Academy of Fine Arts, and the Sports Complex.
“I was thrilled to welcome runners back to Broad Street for the traditional May date of Philadelphia’s iconic road race. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who made it possible, and congratulations to all of our in-person and virtual runners,” said Mayor Jim Kenney.