Hello runners! We hear your concerns and want to provide a quick update on the status of the 2020 Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Your safety and the safety of our staff, volunteers, and spectators is our first priority. Currently, we’re meeting with officials from the City of Philadelphia and leaders in the running community to discuss public health and safety concerns, and a variety of other topics related to the race. We will release a detailed update as soon as we’ve resolved the most important questions. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation.
They say when a runner sees his shadow, it's an early spring! And on race day May 2, 1999, it was a picture-perfect spring day! ☀️ #TBT
#TBT to 1980: A sea of runners flows toward the finish line in the first-ever Blue Cross Broad Street Run!
Happy honorary race day! Although we can't be together in person, we can pay tribute to our city's beloved race. Share your favorite Blue Cross Broad Street Run memory or tag us in your social distance-friendly running photos using #BroadStreetStrong . We're all in this together and we miss you! #BCBSR20
Need to get back in the groove with your running routine? Runcoach offers personalized training plans by coaching experts all online! See link in bio for more info. #BCBSR20
You can still be part of a team even if you’re running solo (for now ). Team Philly Race Training offers specific training guides for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run and a weekly newsletter with tips from running coaches. See link in bio for more info. #BCBSR20
"Be strong now, because things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can't rain forever." — Unknown #MotivationMonday
Just because the date of the race moved, it doesn’t mean you have to start registration over. If you are registered for the 2020 race, you’re in and you don’t have to do anything else but show up on October 4! #BCBSR20
We’re in this together, Philly! Send a hero you know a thank you with a Dunkin' eGift card by visiting DunkinCoffeeBreak.com. For every gift card purchased, Dunkin’ will donate $1, up to $100,000, to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation emergency funds. #BCBSRPartner
How are you staying connected with your running friends during this time? Try scheduling a virtual meet-up with fellow runners to check in, exchange tips, and stay accountable. #BCBSR20
With the race officially postponed until October, many have asked about getting a refund if they can't make the race date. If you can't make it on October 4, you can transfer your bib to someone else to get your money back that way. And the $15 fee is waived! See link in bio for more info. #TransferTuesday #BCBSR20
So, the race is postponed to October 4. Look at the bright side: ✔ More time to train ✔ More time to nurse an injury preventing you from running on the original date ✔ Something to look forward to #MotivationMonday
Race organizers and the City of Philadelphia have decided to postpone the 2020 Blue Cross Broad Street Run to October 4, 2020. This decision was not taken lightly. Based on recommendations by the CDC and after consulting with the City’s Health Department, this is the best way to keep all runners, volunteers, staff, and spectators as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an evolving situation and details are still being worked out. An FAQ has been developed to answer some of your questions (see link in bio ). In the meantime, runners can go to their user profile on runsignup.com to defer their bib to 2021 or transfer their bib, and the $15 transfer fee will be waived. Thank you for your support and understanding during this time and please stay safe.
As of now, the race is still scheduled for May 3, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. The City of Philadelphia and the race organizers at the Department of Parks and Recreation will make the final decision on the status of the race. They are in close contact with the City Health Department, which is currently monitoring the situation related to #COVID19 . Any new information will be communicated to runners in a timely fashion through official race channels, including the race pages on social media.