Broad Street Run 2015 Lottery Now Open

Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

Just a quick heads up, runners: As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the Broad Street Run 2015 registration lottery is officially open for business. The lottery will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 13th.

Officials say 40,000 runners will be selected to participate in the May 3rd race. And if last year is any indication, your odds of getting in are pretty good: Eighty-eight percent of those who entered the 2014 lottery were selected for the race.

The entry fee is $43, but there are a handful of extras you can add to your registration. You can upgrade your cotton race shirt (which is included in the $43 fee) to a tech shirt for $15; add an engraved iTab for $10, a small self-adhesive plate with your name and finish time that fits into the back of your medal; opt for packet mail-out—an extra $20—if you can’t make it to the expo to pick it up yourself; and sign up for an online race-training program called RunCoach for an additional $12.

You credit card will be charged only if you are selected for the race. Lottery winners will be selected and posted on on Tuesday, February 17th. They’ll also receive emails congratulating them on getting into the race.

For more about how the lottery works, including team and veteran-runner registration, see this FAQ. To register for the 2015 Broad Street Run, go here.

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