Philadelphia Marathon showing brotherly love for NYC Marathon Runners

The Philadelphia Marathon has opened its race to an additional 3,000 registered NYC marathoners. In order to qualify for this lottery, you will need to provide your NYC Marathon registration confirmation number that you received in your race confirmation from the NYRR organizers.

ONLY those who registered for the 2012 NYC Marathon are eligible for this special lottery.

The lottery process begins Wednesday, November 7th at 9 a.m. EST. It closes Thursday, November 8th at 5 p.m. EST. Upon the start of the lottery, you can click on the Register for the Lottery button toward the bottom of this page to enter into the lottery.

The registration fee for the registered NYC Marathon runners is $200. Half of the registration fee will be donated to the Hurricane Relief Fund for the American Red Cross, while the remaining funds cover additional Philadelphia Marathon supplies and resources needed to accommodate the extra marathoners. You will need to provide a valid credit card number when entering the lottery process; your card will be charged only IF you are selected.

Registration for the lottery will close at 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 8, 2012.

At that time, we will randomly select by computer 3,000 entries to be accepted into the Philadelphia Marathon race.

If you are selected in the lottery process, we will use the credit card information you have provided to process the entry fee of $200. You will receive two emails:

The first will be sent by when your registration fee is processed on your credit card.

The second pre-race email will be sent on/about Monday, November 12, 2012, reminding you of your registration, providing additional race weekend details, and advising you of your bib number and corral assignment.

If you are not selected in the lottery process, you will receive an email on/about November 12, 2012, advising you of that fact. There will be no charge to your credit card.

Race Details:

Race date: Sunday, November 18, 2012, 7:00 a.m.
Race start: 22nd & Benjamin Franklin Parkway (Art Museum area)
All runners must come to The Philadelphia Marathon Health and Fitness Expo to pick up their race bibs and race packets. Expo hours at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall A, 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107 are: Friday, November 16, 12 noon to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 17, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Due to the short time period before the race, we will be unable to provide you with a Philadelphia Marathon tech shirt prior to race day. However, we encourage you to wear your New York Marathon shirt on Race Day. We will mail your Philadelphia Marathon shirt to you at a later date.

A limited number of hotel rooms in Philadelphia remain for those needing accommodations. Please contact the hotel listed directly. More information will be listed as it becomes available. Thank you.