BMRC Loop Race
PHILADELPHIA’S OLDEST ROAD RACE
This 8.4 mile fall classic follows Philadelphiaʼs most beautiful recreational path around the Schuylkill River. Started in 1972 by Dave Brier of the Jewish Y, this race has been a local favorite “cult” race for 40 years. The course is run on the sidewalk and is self contained the whole way and free of any traffic. The course passes many historic sites including the Rocky Statue and the Art Museum steps he made famous, the East Falls Bridge, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Strawberry Mansion Bridge, and Boat House Row. The course is almost entirely flat.
Proceeds of the event will benefit the development and maintenance of Fairmount Park, specifically the Belmont Plateau Cross Country courses. Philadelphia Athletic Charities is committed to providing for the upkeep of the Belmont Plateau which is used by thousands of cross country runners.
Early Registration: (online or postmarked 4 days before race) $25
Race Day registration: $30
Registration can also be completed online or using the Printable Application and send to BMRC.
8:30 AM- 10:00 AM- Registration
10:00 AM- Start of 8.4 Mile Race
11:30- After party at the Bishop’s Collar