PHILADELPHIA, PA –  The City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Marathon Weekend race officials have an all-star lineup of returning and new title partners ahead of the 30th running of the AACR Philadelphia Marathon.

AACR Title Partner of the 2023 AACR Philadelphia Marathon

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has proudly served as the title partner for the AACR Philadelphia Marathon since 2017 and race officials are ecstatic to have cultivated a unique partnership with a prestigious and groundbreaking cancer research organization. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AACR is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and patient care.

AACR has raised significant funds for lifesaving cancer research through the AACR Runners for Research program, which brings together a diverse group of survivors, advocates, researchers, and those wishing to honor or memorialize a loved one.

More than 630 AACR Runners for Research team members, from novice runners to seasoned athletes, will participate in this year’s Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. They have raised $310,000 in support of cancer research so far in 2023, with the total expected to increase in the coming weeks.

“AACR is thrilled that our longstanding relationship with the City of Philadelphia as title partner of the AACR Philadelphia Marathon has been such a big win for patients with cancer and their loved ones,” said Mitch Stoller, Chief Philanthropic Officer and Vice President of Development at AACR. “Together, we’ve raised more than $2 million to support the best cancer research in the world, with a goal of ending cancer once and for all.”

Dietz & Watson Title Partner for the 2023 Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon

Once again, Dietz & Watson will be joining the 2023 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend activities as the title partner for the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon. Dietz & Watson prides itself on being flavor for the whole family, and at the finish line of this year’s events, athletes and their families and friends are invited to enjoy a complementary Dietz & Watson hot dog, sausage, and other fine treats.

Rothman Orthopaedics Title Partner for the 2023 Rothman Orthopaedics 8K

Rothman Orthopaedics returns as the title partner for the 2023 Rothman Orthopaedics 8K, a unique distance and a fantastic way to take part in the race weekend excitement.

“We are privileged and honored to yet again be a Title Partner of the Rothman Orthopaedics 8K as part of Philadelphia Marathon Weekend,” said Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, President of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, and Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals. “The City of Philadelphia always puts on such a fun, momentous event for runners of all levels and their supporters. We look forward to continuing to enhance one of the best participatory events in the country through our collaboration.”

Since 1970, Rothman Orthopaedics has provided communities with high-quality and compassionate care and has grown into one of the nation’s largest and most respected orthopaedic practices.

Rothman Orthopaedics devotes its resources to the development of new treatments and the pursuit of excellence in education and research.

Nemours Children’s Title Partner for the 2023 Nemours Children’s Run

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend officials are thrilled to announce Nemours Children’s as the title partner for the 2023 Nemours Children’s Run. This new partnership opens up opportunities to engage with and promote whole child health in the local communities.

“At Nemours Children’s, we are on a mission to promote whole child health, and help children everywhere grow into healthy adults. Our model of health includes supporting children’s optimal health, development and well-being across the life course while improving health equity through delivery and payment reforms,” said Gina Altieri, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Enterprise Chief Communications Officer, Nemours Children’s Health. “Partnering with an event like the Philadelphia Marathon to promote the health of children is an opportunity to showcase Nemours Children’s commitment to going well beyond medicine each and every day.”

The Nemours Children’s Run features short-distance, and non-competitive events for youngsters five years to 12 years of age. Each age group will enjoy dashes, half-mile or full-mile distances on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Saturday, November 18. In addition to the races, there will be family fun with a rock-climbing wall, bounce zone, obstacle course, face painting, and more!

Readers can learn more about this exciting new partnership with Nemours Children’s Health in the official release.

About Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, now in its 30th year, has grown tremendously since the first race in 1994. What started as a small local event of just 1,500 participants has become one of the top 10 marathons in the country. The course guides participants through a unique experience of centuries of history and architecture, diverse and lively neighborhoods, and remarkable views throughout Fairmount Park and along the Schuylkill River. Each year, spectators line the course, eager to cheer on athletes, because there’s nothing Philadelphians love more than champions.

Race Weekend 2023 features the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 19; the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, Rothman Orthopaedics 8K and Nemours Children’s Run on Saturday, November 18; and a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18.

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About AACR

The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, collaboration, science policy and advocacy, and funding for cancer research. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.

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About Dietz & Watson

Founded in 1939 by Gottlieb Dietz, and still family-owned and operated today, Dietz & Watson remains true to their original old-world recipes and Gottlieb’s commitment to “quality above all else.” Creating the freshest and leanest beef, ham, pork, turkey breast and chicken breast, Dietz & Watson’s offerings are enhanced only with all-natural spices and seasonings for optimum flavor profiles. All Dietz & Watson deli meats and cheeses are free of artificial flavors, colors, fillers, extenders and MSG. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Dietz & Watson continues their tradition of family commitment and to leading the industry in the crafting of the world’s best premium deli meats and artisan cheeses. The company is led by founder Gottlieb Dietz’ grandchildren, Louis Eni (President and CEO), Chris Eni (COO) and Cindy Eni Yingling (CFO). Today, the fourth generation of the family, Lauren Eni, Christopher Yingling, Timothy Yingling, Michael Eni, Greg Yingling and CJ Eni have joined the company to carry the tradition further. Learn more at

About Rothman Orthopaedics Institute

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is the largest musculoskeletal practice in the United States according to Becker’s Review. A world leader in the field of orthopedics, Rothman Orthopaedics partners with health systems, hospitals and physicians to build enduring musculoskeletal systems of care in communities that are high-quality, compassionate, affordable and grounded in evidence-based medicine. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute orthopedists treat patients in 37 locations and has surgical privileges at 71 facilities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Florida. With experts in nine orthopedic sub-specialties including spine, hip & knee, foot & ankle, shoulder & elbow, hand & wrist, sports medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, orthopedic oncology and trauma, Rothman Orthopaedics is recognized for excellence in clinical treatment methods, research, education and technology. Consistently recognized as national and regional “Top Docs,” Rothman Orthopaedics is proud to be the official team physicians for the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, the Orlando Magic, The Big EAST Conference, as well as over 60 college and high school teams. For more information about Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, please visit

About Nemours Children’s Health

Nemours Children’s Health is one of the nation’s largest multistate pediatric health systems, which includes two free-standing children’s hospitals and a network of more than 70 primary and specialty care practices. Nemours Children’s seeks to transform the health of children by adopting a holistic health model that utilizes innovative, safe, and high-quality care, while also caring for the health of the whole child beyond medicine. Nemours Children’s also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, Nemours

The Nemours Foundation, established through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy, and prevention programs to the children, families and communities it serves. For more information, visit