Kick-Off Held For Philadelphia's Premier Marathon - KMSP-TV

Kick-Off Held For Philadelphia's Premier Marathon

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Athletes from across the nation and the world are in Philadelphia this weekend for one of the premier races, the 20th annual Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon.

Mayor Michael Nutter kicked off festivities at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Friday afternoon.

Brace yourself for road closures, and runners, get ready for increased security.

More than 30,000 participants will take part in activities that include an 8K race, a kids' fun run leading up to Sunday's half and full marathon.

"In 1994, the marathon's inaugural year, there were 1,500 runners. This year, 30,000 runners will participate in the Saturday and Sunday marathon weekend," Nutter said.

The Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon features runner from 50 states and 45 countries.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Forest Fire Burning In Cumberland County

    Forest Fire Burning In Cumberland County

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:40:08 GMT
    Skyfox was over the scene near Ackley Road in Downe Township Wednesday night.
    Skyfox was over the scene near Ackley Road in Downe Township Wednesday night.
  • DUI Driver Will Not Be Charged In Teen's Death

    DUI Driver Will Not Be Charged In Teen's Death

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:34:24 GMT
    Cops say a driver accused of hitting and killing a Bucks County teen and injuring another while driving under the influence of prescription drugs and cocaine will not be charged.
    Cops say a driver accused of hitting and killing a Bucks County teen and injuring another while driving under the influence of prescription drugs and cocaine will not be charged.
  • Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:16:05 GMT
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices