Philadelphia Marathon Breaks Thanksgiving Tradition, Moves Date

The Inquirer reports that the Philadelphia Marathon is moving from Nov. 24 to Nov. 17, in order to accommodate the U.S. Green Building Council’s 2013 conference at the Convention Center. “This is a significant change. The Philadelphia Marathon and its accompanying races traditionally have been held the weekend before Thanksgiving, and many runners from the region who no longer live here take a few days off to run the race and visit family and friends over the holiday. …  The U.S. Green Building Council event is expected to generate $32.5 million in business for the region. The Philadelphia Marathon weekend generates $17.6 million.”