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Where to Park for the Philadelphia Marathon

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philadelphia-marathonRunning 26 miles in a single day sounds like a tall order, doesn’t it? Welp, that’s exactly what 30,000 runners are signing up for on Sunday, November 20th at 7 a.m. as The Philadelphia Marathon sprints through the historically scenic streets of Philly.

Let’s get back to that whole 26-mile thing real quick. Yeah, there’s no question that’s a lot of ground to cover in one day, but the nearly 30-mile trek winds through Philly’s historic sites in Old City before sprinting down the always-scenic Fairmount Park Water Works on the Schuylkill River. So in the long run—see what we did there?—runners are also getting the quintessential Tour de Philly. And don’t worry, runners: Hydration stands will be set up as thousands of spectators cheer you on from start to finish. To get a glimpse of the course map, click here.

Now a quick word to the wise: With thousands of runners, spectators and multiple road closures, parking will definitely be tight. Luckily if you plan on driving to the marathon, we have two locations with cheap parking rates close to the starting/finish lines. Check them out below and, as always, feel free to pay for an on-street parking spot with meterUP! Just make sure you take note of these signs.

19th & Callowhill Lot
Weekend Flat Rate: $11 per day

Gateway Parking Garage
Weekend Flat Rate: $7

Photo Credit: M. KENNEDY FOR VISIT PHILADELPHIA

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