PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 8, 2023) – Athletes, friends, and families are encouraged to check out these exciting new and returning partner activations scheduled to take over the 2023 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend race weekend. Activations will take place at the Health & Fitness Expo and the Finishing Area in Eakins Oval.
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has proudly served as the title partner for the AACR Philadelphia Marathon since 2017. As the title sponsor for the AACR Philadelphia Marathon, athletes will have the opportunity to interact with AACR at the Expo where they will be offering information on how folks can support AACR and where Runners for Research registrants can pick up their race items.
Once again, Dietz & Watson will be joining the 2023 Philadelphia Marathon weekend activities as the title partner for the Dietz & Watson 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 complimentary Dietz & Watson hot dog, sausage, and other fine treats. Dietz & Watson merchandise will also be available for sale at the Expo.
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. Rothman representatives will be onsite at the Expo to share stories of how Rothman helps get athletes back in the game.
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. Visit the Nemours Children’s Zone at the Expo where you can register your little ones for the Nemours Children’s Run taking place on Saturday, November 18. The Nemours Children’s Zone will feature caricature artists, arts & crafts, and balloon animals.
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!
Asics was founded more than 70 years ago by Kihachiro Onitsuka and is now a leading designer and manufacturer of running shoes, as well as, other athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories. As the Official Footwear Partner of Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, Asics has offered athletes a unique opportunity to try out their athletic footwear as they familiarize themselves with the course throughout the 2023 training season.
During race weekend, guests will have the opportunity to purchase Asics athletic footwear at the Health & Fitness Expo and at Eakins Oval.
As the Official Auto and Pace Car of Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, Ford’s most electrifying products such as the Mustang Mach-E® SUV and the F-150 Lightning® will lead the athletes throughout the City of Philadelphia in all three major race events.
Ford vehicles will be on display at the Expo and the Athlete Reunion area and will offer the community an opportunity to learn more about the electric lifestyle.
Race officials are grateful for the continued support of ACME. ACME prides itself in supporting community events, particularly those related to health and wellness. As the Official Supermarket and Water Supplier of the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, ACME will be keeping our athletes hydrated all weekend long by providing water at each water stop along the race courses and finish line throughout the weekend.
Run farther and stronger with RUNUR Athletics as they showcase their high-performance running gear built to withstand the rigors of your longest runs. From durable materials to innovative design, RUNUR has you covered. Athletes can visit the RUNUR booth at the Expo and Eakins Oval throughout the weekend.
The AACR Philadelphia Marathon is proud to announce Michelob ULTRA as the Official Beer of Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. Michelob ULTRA is the Superior Light Beer brewed for those who understand that it’s only worth it if you enjoy it.
Friends and family are encouraged to cheer on their loved ones at the south viewing area by the finish line, where 21 and older guests can purchase Michelob ULTRA’s offerings throughout the weekend.
Stay hydrated through the AACR Philadelphia Marathon and marathon weekend activities with Nuun. Nuun is your one-stop source for hydrating drinks with electrolytes, like hydration tablets for exercise and FAST hydration. As the Official Hydration Partner of Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, Nuun will be keeping athletes hydrated throughout the weekend at designated fluid stations along the courses.
Nuun Sport electrolyte tablets and powders are proactive hydration solutions with clean ingredients that hydrate better than water alone to keep you muuving!
2023 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend officials are excited to welcome Cohen Produce Marketing as they debut EverCrisp Apples to this year’s events. The EverCrisp is a hybrid of the Fuji and Honeycrisp apples, which gives it the pleasant crunch and burst of sweetness. Athletes and their friends and family are encouraged to sample EverCrisp, or even take some home – as it can last months in cold storage and then weeks in your refrigerator – while never sacrificing taste or texture!
United States Cold Storage (USCS), Camden, NJ, is a premier provider of public refrigerated warehousing (PRW) and related logistics services throughout the USA. With roots dating back to 1899, USCS has long served a diverse customer base with requirements ranging from primary storage to fully integrated third-party logistics. The company offers 200+ million cubic feet of temperature-controlled warehouse and distribution space in 39 facilities located in 13 states.
CLIF helps fuel a community of athletes, advocates, and environmentalists who live to chase adventure and this year they will be keeping 2023 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend athletes energized at designated CLIF® BLOKS® Energy Chews stations along the courses.
CLIF® BLOKS® Energy Chews provide quick, chewable energy to athletes while training and racing, and come in delicious 33 calorie cubes.
Yakult is the world’s leading probiotic beverage created in Japan in 1935.
From Japan to Philadelphia, Yakult stays true to its mission to contribute to the health and happiness of every person around the world through the pursuit of excellence in life sciences and the study of microorganisms.
Athletes and their families can sample the delicious probiotic at the Expo and Eakins Oval throughout Philadelphia Maraton Weekend.
Race officials are proud to once again have iHearRadio as a media partner for Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. Be on the lookout for some of iHeartRadio’s personalities along the course including Amber Miller from ALT 104.5 and Roxy Romeo from Power99 as they lace up their sneakers and take off in the Dietz & Watson Half Marathon.
Race officials are excited to once again have NBC10 and Telemundo62 as the Official Media Partner for Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. NBC10 and Telemundo62 will be sharing stories and cheering on the athletes all weekend long after their incredible feats.
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.
For more information about the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, visit philadelphiamarathon.com.