PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 25, 2023) – The City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Marathon Weekend race officials are proud to announce Nemours Children’s Health as the title partner for the 2023 Nemours Children’s Run.

“We are very excited to welcome Nemours Children’s Health to our team of partners,” said Kathleen Titus, Race Director for the AACR Philadelphia Marathon. “Nemours Children’s helps ignite our commitment to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle and turns race day into family day.”

Nemours Children’s is one of the nation’s largest pediatric health systems transforming the health of children by adopting a holistic health model to create the healthiest generations of children. As the title partner for this year’s Children’s Run, Nemours Children’s Health brings associates and leaders to the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend who are devoted to pediatric healthcare and understand the importance of both the emotional and physical well-being of children.

“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!

Families can also hang out at the Nemours Children’s Zone located at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18.

Advanced registration for the Nemours Children’s Run is preferred, but will also be available on-site the day of the race.  More information and registration is available at

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

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