About This Event

Thank you for attending the Back on My Feet 5-Miler Presented by AT&T!

2014 Race results courtesy of Lin-Mark Sports

2014 Race pictures courtesy of Cazillo Photography

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.”

 

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2013 Back on My Feet 5-Miler

2013 Race results courtesy of Lin-Mark Sports

2013 Race pictures courtesy of Cazillo Photography

2013 Photobooth pictures courtesy of Connected Entertainment

2012 Back on My Feet 5-Miler

2012 Race results courtesy of Lin-Mark Sports

REGISTER NOW

Registration

Registration is now closed.

You may register at our packet pick up locations this Friday and on race day beginning at 6:30am.

Race Day/Packet Pickup Registration - $45

*Race tech shirts are included for the first 1,000 registrants. You may purchase an additional 'Back on My Feet Philadelphia' tech shirt for $25.

Your registration includes

 - Race tech shirt - for the first 1,000 registrants ONLY

 - AT&T race bag

 - Gatorade Chews

 - Runner belt

.... and more!

Don’t forget about your bib! Your bib will be good for one free drink at the Bishop’s Collar on March 29th (post-race) AND a discount to Fairmount Running Company ($5 off your purchase of $50, $10 off of $75, or $15 off of $100)

 

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Volunteers

Volunteer on March 28th and March 29th in support of the Back on My Feet 5-Miler runners!

Volunteer responsibilities will include registration, water and cheer stops, packet pickup support, bag check and more!

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Race Celebrations

Join us for the following race celebrations:

Kick-Off Run

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.

Post-Race Celebration

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!

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Course and Timing

Distance: 5 Miles, certified course

Race Start/Finish Line: We'll get the race started with your favorite music from WMMR. Don't forget to stop in early to stretch! Our favorite fitness leader, Holly Waters, will be taking us through a warm-up before the race. 

Don't have time to grab food and a drink (one drink FREE with your bib at Bishop's Collar) after the race? We'll have race snacks available courtesy of Wegmans and Food Trucks, like Little Baby's Ice Cream & Buttercream Cupcakes, on-site for purchase! 

Need to relax your sore muscles? We've got you covered! PhilaMassages will be handling your post-race needs with free on-site massages.

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 Map:

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.

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Training

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.cantiello@backonmyfeet.org for more information.

To learn more about how to start a running team at your company, email Cathryn@backonmyfeet.org.

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FAQ

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:

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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.cantiello@backonmyfeet.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 Pickup

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

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Race Awards

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

Parking & Arrival

Click HERE to download race start/finish line map.

TRAVEL 

Public Transportation

SEPTA - (215) 580-7800
SEPTA bus routes 7, 32, 38, 43, and 48 currently serve the Museum area.  Fare each way is $2.25 and is exact change only (dollar bills, coins or a SEPTA token). SEPTA Trip Planner >>  (add link)

 

PATCO - (856) 772-6900 or (215) 922-4600
The PATCO Speedline is an easy way to travel between southern New Jersey and Center City, with trains running approximately every 20 minutes on weekends.  Get off at the last stop at 16th and Locust Street and hop a cab to the art museum.  The ticketing system does not take debit or credit cards, but takes bills and change - a round trip ticket ranges from $2.80 to $6.00, depending on where you get on the train.

PARKING

 

Please see all map locations with a 'P' for parking. Free street parking on the East side of the river is noted.

*Again, the start/finish will be located on West River Drive on the West side of the Art Museum.

 

*ANY CARS PARKED ON THE GRASS WILL BE TICKETED.

 

Art Museum Parking Garage - located directly behind the museum, on the west side of the main Museum building. You may access the lot via Art Museum Drive or Waterworks Drive.

 

Parking Lot: 2201 Fairmount Avenue

Follow Art Museum Drive to the traffic light at Kelly Drive

Continue straight through two lights, crossing over Kelly Drive and Pennsylvania Avenue

At the third light, turn RIGHT onto Fairmount Avenue

Continue up Fairmount Avenue and the lot will be on your LEFT between 22nd & 23rd streets

 

Parking Lot: Eakins Oval

Follow Art Museum Drive to the traffic light at Kelly Drive

Make a RIGHT at the light onto Kelly Drive

Continue left around the traffic circle and enter the lot on the opposite side of the circle

 

Metered Parking: Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Metered spaces between Eakins Oval and Logan Square

Follow Art Museum Drive to the traffic light at Kelly Drive

Make a RIGHT at the light onto Kelly Drive

Continue left around the traffic circle and bare right along outside lanes of the Parkway

Metered spaces along LEFT side of roadway

Event Timeline & Details

The Back on My Feet 5-Miler is excited to welcome Fox 29's Jennaphr Fredrick to kick off the race!

Jennaphr Frederick joined the "Good Day" team in September, 2003.  Prior to becoming a morning person, Jennaphr was a general assignment reporter for the FOX 29 “News at Ten.” 

Before joining the FOX family in October 1999, she worked for two years as an investigative reporter for WKBW-TV, the ABC affiliate in Buffalo, NY.  A diverse background has helped Jennaphr to develop a proficiency in newsgathering.  Before working at WKBW-TV, she was part of the morning team for WTVR-TV in Richmond, VA, a CBS affiliate.  She speaks Spanish fluently and takes pride in having worked as an anchor and investigative reporter for KGNS-TV in Laredo, TX, a NBC affiliate and bilingual station.  It was there that she started her career and frequently reported stories in Spanish.

Jennaphr is a Florida native and a graduate of the State University of New York, Buffalo with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.  She currently resides in Delaware County, PA, with her husband, Steve, and their two children. During her free time she enjoys snowboarding, golfing and traveling. 

 

RACE DAY TIMELINE

  • 6:30-7:30 a.m. Packet pickup, bag check & race day registration open
  • 7:15 a.m. Pre-Race stretch by Holly Waters
  • 7:30 a.m. Race announcement from Back on My Feet & AT&T
  • 8:00 a.m. Race start
  • 9:00 a.m. Award ceremony & massages by PhilaMassages for all race participants
  • 10:00 a.m. After-party at Bishop's Collar (24th and Fairmount)
  • 10:30 a.m. Bag Check closes

**BRING YOUR BIB to the Bishop's Collar for a free beer and to Fairmount Running Company for a special race-day discount!

Don't forget to check out your post-race photos by Cazillo Photography and Web Design.