About This Event
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The Back on My Feet 5-Miler presented by AT&T is a race to get you prepared for your best Blue Cross Broad Street Run finish yet! If you are an experienced runner, looking to run your first race ever, or would like to improve on your running, set your calendar for Saturday, March 29th at 8:00 AM.
Back on My Feet is committed to building a stronger and healthier community. The Back on My Feet 5-Miler helps to provide support to our services to improve the self-sufficiency of those experiencing homelessness. All proceeds from the race will benefit the local BoMF Philadelphia Chapter.
“We believe running can move your life forward – and every runner has a story about how it changed them”, said Scott Crossin, Executive Director of Back on My Feet Philadelphia. “It is our privilege to help fellow Philadelphians who are experiencing homelessness to transform their lives and become self-sufficient. We are so grateful to AT&T, our Presenting Sponsor, and all of our sponsors and race participants for providing us the opportunity to serve more people in our community.”
2013 Back on My Feet 5-Miler
2012 Back on My Feet 5-MilerREGISTER NOW
Registration is now open
*Please note: registration fees below do not include processing fees
Early Bird Registration- $25 through February 2nd
General Registration- $35 February 3rd - March 16th
Late Registration - $40 March 17th - March 26th
Race Day Registration - $45
Registration closes March 27th
Your registration includes race SWAG (and Tshirt!) and you may purchase an additional 'Back on My Feet Philadelphia' shirt for an additional $25.
Join us for the following race celebrations:
Our Saturday morning training team for the Back on My Feet 5-Miler and the Broad Street Run will kick off their season on February 1st. We will start and end at OCF Coffee (2100 Fairmount Ave) for everyone to have a warm place to gather and meet afterwards. Mileage options will be offered.
Come join us at the Bishop's Collar (2349 Fairmount Ave) after the race to celebrate all the great victories of the day! Drink and food specials will be offered, with a percentage of proceeds that go to Back on My Feet. In addition to two tap specials at $3, runners will be able to turn in their bib for a free beer!
Course and Timing
Timing: The 2014 BoMF 5-Miler will be timed by Lin-Mark Sports who will utlize the B-Tag from ChronoTrack Systems, the world's most advanced timing system with the disposable chip. All participants will receive their assigned B-Tag affixed to their race number where it remains for the entire race - no shoe tags needed.
During the race week entrants/famly/friends will be able to sign up for Athlete Race Tracking through Chronotrack Live to track their athlete(s) during the race - Finishers will have their results text to their mobile device within minutes after finishing.
Course Description: See our smiling faces when you arrrive at the race start, located at the east end of the lower bridge (over the Schuylkill River at West River Drive). Once the gun goes off, you'll be racing on West River Dr along the Schuylkill. The water stop comes just about 1.25 miles away, just before you make a left onto Sweet Briar Dr. A quick right onto Lansdowne Dr brings you face to face with a challenging uphill. At the top of the hill, you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of the Please Touch Museum, which you will get to examine even closer as you make a right on E Memorial Hall Dr followed by a quick right onto the Avenue of the Republic. Once you go around the Centennial Circle, you'll be able to open your legs up down the nice, long Black Rd hill. Go left on West River Dr. At the turnaround point you'll be a little bit more than 2 miles from finish. As an added bonus, you'll get to pass the water stop with about 1.25 miles to go for a flat, fast finish! We'll have a high five for you waiting at the finish!
Course Restrictions: This is a race for runners and walkers, please no bicycles, rollerblades, or other wheeled devices (other than wheelchairs) are permitted for the race. Please do not bring any animals to the race, this is for the safety and insurance consideration for our runners.
If you are training for the Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run on May 4th this race is for you!
Head out with our teams each Monday, Wednesday and Friday or join any of our longer training runs starting from Rittenhouse Square (Thursdays 7:00PM) and OCF Coffee 2100 Fairmount Ave (Saturdays 8AM). Email Evan.email@example.com for more information.
To learn more about how to start a running team at your company, email Cathryn@backonmyfeet.org.
How can I follow race updates, contests and more?
Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of our website or share in the news through our social media:
Does the Back on My feet 5-Miler benefit any charity?
All proceeds will go directly to Back on My Feet Philadelphia to help a Member experiencing homelessness take steps to become self-sufficient.
What is Back on My Feet?
Learn more about Back on My Feet Philadelphia here.
I am unfamiliar with the area, where does the race start?
Our race is located at the start of West River/MLK Drive (on the South Side of the Art Museum) near the Pavilion and new skate park.
Will there be gear check at the event?
Yes. Participants can check their gear at the race start. Back on My Feet is not responsible for the loss, theft, or damaging of any personal belongings. Please arrive early to ensure a prompt race start.
Where can I pickup my packet?
Packet pick-up will take place on Friday, March 28th at Shops at Liberty Place and Road Runners Cherry Hill. (Please click on the 'Packet Pickup' tab above for more information.)
Does Back on My Feet offer any training opportunities?
We do! Every Saturday morning we meet at Lloyd Hall behind the Art Museum at 7:30 a.m. for training runs and Thursday nights in Rittenhouse Square. These runs can vary in distance depending on where you are in your training. Come out, enjoy the company of great people! Email Evan.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How will the race be timed?
The Back on My Feet 5-Miler will be timed by Lin-Mark Sports, Inc. of Mantua, NJ, utilizing the Chronotrack Timing System. The disposable Chronotrack B-tag will be attached to your race bib and will remain there for the entire event. On race day Lin-Mark will be posting results live on their website as every 50 persons finish the race and race results will be available at the start.
What is the weather like during this time of year?
Check here for weather history.
How can I volunteer for the race?
Simple, head over to our volunteer tab (above), fill out the form, and someone will contact you soon after.
How do I get to the race start?
When coming from Lemon Hill Drive or Lloyd Hall, follow Waterworks Drive toward the Art Museum, which turns into the Schuylkill Trail. When coming from Kelly Drive or Fairmount Ave, walk around to the West side of the Art Museum via Art Museum Drive or Kelly Drive. For more details, please refer to our race map.
Where can I park on race day?
There is metered parking available along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Spring Garden, and 22nd Street. There is also a parking area at Benjamin Franklin Parkway & 26th Street. There is a large parking lot at Lloyd Hall accessed by Waterworks Drive, just off Kelly Drive. This parking lot is heavily used, with time limits. Additional on-road parking can be found along Kelly Drive (Boathouse Row and along Sedgely Drive-opposite Lloyd Hall) as well as along Fairmount Drive (near our post-race event) and on Lemon Hill Drive. There is also a small free parking lot near the boathouses on Kelly Drive. You may also take public transportation to the race using SEPTA.
Packet packup will be available on Friday, March 28th at the following locations:
Please select your packet pickup location upon your registration
Shops at Liberty Place (1625 Chestnut Street) - 11-7pm
Road Runner Sports Cherry Hill (921 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002) - 11-7pm
*Road Runners Cherry Hill will offer a 10% discount (20% discount for Road Runners VIP) for all Back on My Feet 5-Miler Participants on March 28th
What's a race without awards?
This year, we will have awards for:
Overall Top 3 Male and Female runners
Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female runners in the following age categories:
-19 and under
-20 to 29 years old
-30 to 39 years old
-40 to 49 years old
-50 to 59 years old
-60 to 69 years old
-70 and older
Community Running Award: awarded to the group with the highest number of participants