Registration Fee and Other New Details About the 2015 Broad Street Run Lottery

Photograph by Jeff Fusco

Photograph by Jeff Fusco

We’re just a few weeks out from the opening of the 2015 Broad Street Run lottery, so if you’re already getting jazzed about this year’s race, I totally understand. Here are a few more details about how it will work—and how much this year’s race will cost—for your planning purposes.

According to, this year’s registration fee is set at $43, same as last year. You’ll enter your credit card info during the lottery, but you will only be charged if you are selected for the race.

Lottery Dates and Selection
As I reported before, the lottery will open at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, February 1st and run until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 13th. Final selections will be made the following Tuesday, February 17th, which is also when your credit card will run if you are chosen for the race.

By the way, organizers always want me to remind you that there is no benefit to entering the lottery on the first day versus the last day; everyone who enters, regardless of when they submit their name, will have an equal chance of being selected. In other words, don’t everyone bum-rush the system at once, please.

Veteran Runners
Once again, accommodations will be made for veteran runners (i.e. those who’ve run the race for 10 or more years, either consecutively or non-consecutively) to register for the race, even if they aren’t selected for the lottery. Veterans should first enter the lottery with everyone else and await results. If they are not chosen, they may reach out to the race before March 1st for guaranteed acceptance. Instructions are here.

Charity Bibs
Of course, you can wash your hands of the lottery all together by signing up to run for a charity. Charity runners must commit to raising at least $500 for their cause. Charity bibs are available through the following nonprofit organizations:

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