Here’s How SEPTA Will Operate During the Broad Street Run

Make sure you know how to get around on race day – whether or not you're participating.

R: Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

R: Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

The annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run will return to Philly this Sunday, May 7th. Here’s what you need to know about getting around via public transportation.

SEPTA will offer runners free rides before and after the race – you just need to show your racing bib to hop on board. 

The biggest changes to SEPTA include temporary bus detours, which kick off at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. The following routes will be affected: 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 15, 16*, 17, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 32, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 53, 54, 56, 60, 61, 64, 68, 75, 79, 124, 125, G, J, H, XH and R.

*It’s important to note that bus route 16 will begin detouring at 4 a.m. as opposed to 7:30 a.m.

In addition, buses will replace trolleys along Trolley Route 15. Extra service (12 additional express trains) will be added to the Broad Street subway line, and runners can take advantage of early morning Regional Rail service offered on the Glenside Combined Line, which will connect racers to the Broad Street Line at Fern Rock Transportation Center.

Be sure to check System Status for updated information about travel times. SEPTA also has a list of customized Twitter feeds for various routes.

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