2018 Philly Marathon Weekend Meet-Up & Cheer Zones


By Kiera Smalls

Good luck to everyone running this weekend! We know it's been a long training season but you're going to crush it and we can't wait to cheer you on all the way to the finish line! 

Whether you plan to cheer, run (or do both) this weekend, please see read this blog for details about City Fit Girls photo meet-ups and cheer zones.

Photo Meet-Ups: Our group photo meet ups are open to anyone who identifies with the City Fit Girls community. Whether you follow on Instagram, join us for weekly runs, or you’re a quiet member of the Facebook group, you’re invited to participate in the photos!

Cheer Zones: Please wear Cit Fit Girls gear (if you have it) and bring a City Fit Girls cheer zone sign! Let's make our cheer zone fun - snacks, cowbells, and loud voices are strongly encouraged. Join us [this] Wednesday after run club in Diworth Park (Rothman Cabin) to help make signs!

SATURDAY Philly Half-Marathon & Rothman 8K

Philly Half-Marathon

Runners: Meet between 7-7:10AM at the Rocky Statue (near the Art Museum Steps). Snap a quick photo, chat and then head to the start line. If you need last minute info about the race, learn more here.

Cheer Zone: Meet at 8:15/8:30AM at Mile 7 (22nd & Walnut).

Half Marathon Course Map


Rothman 8K

Runners: Meet between 10:15-10:20a at the Franklin Institute (next to Indego bike share station). Snap a photo, chat and then head to the start line.

Rothman 8K Cheer Squad: Meet by 10:45a at Mile 2/4.

Rothman 8K Course Map


SUNDAY - Philly Full Marathon

Runners: There is no scheduled meet up beforehand. List your corrals below and coordinate meet-ups that accommodate your preference.

Cheer squad: Meet at Mile 15 by 8:30AM (we will remain on the right side of the street for a while and then go over to Mile 25 across the street). The cheer spot is easily acessible via Girard Avenue. View the Marathon Interactive Map for details.

Invite your friends and family to cheer with us! At some point, we will walk towards the finish area to continue cheering.

Marathon Course Map


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