Blue Cross Broad Street Run in 2022
Photo: Visit Philadelphia

The 2022 Blue Cross Broad Street Run will be held on May 1 from North Philadelphia to South Philadelphia on Broad Street. For more than 40 years, this event has been a Philadelphia tradition. More than 27,500 runners participate in this event every year. The event is more a festival than a race. Here, you will know when, where, and how to watch the event.

When is the 2022 Blue Cross Broad Street Run?

The event kicks off at 8 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 1. The runners are divided into seven “waves” according to their predicted finishing timings.

Courses and Routes:

The race begins on Broad Street and Fisher Avenue in North Philadelphia and ends at the PIDC Lot on Pattison Avenue west of Broad Street. The 10-mile route takes in Fisher Street, Hunting Park, Tioga Street, Cumberland Street, Oxford Street, Spring Garden, South Penn Square (between 15th and Broad), Washington Avenue, Jackson Street, and Geary Street, as well as City Hall, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Temple University, The Avenue of the Arts, and the Philadelphia stadium complex.

Blue Cross Board Street Race Course

How to Watch Blue Cross Broad Street Run on TV and Online in 2022?

NBC 10 has the right to telecast the Broad Street Run live on their channel. The event will begin on Broad Street and West Fisher Avenue in North Philadelphia and conclude at the NovaCare Complex on Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia. So, if you want to watch the event on your television, you will need to contact your cable operator for that. If you don’t have a cable TV connection, you can live stream Blue Cross Broad Street Race on the NBC Sports Website.

Street Closure:

Closes at 2 am:

  • Pattison Avenue from S. 20th Street to Broad Street

Finishes at 4 am:

  • Broad Street from Olney Avenue to Windrim Avenue

Finishes at 7 am:

  • Broad Street from Windrim Avenue to Pattison Avenue
  • 15th Street from Arch to Chestnut Street
  • JFK Boulevard from Broad to 16th Street
  • 16th Street from JFK to Market Street
  • Market Street from 16th to Broad Street
  • Hartranft Street from Broad to Citizens Bank Way
  • Citizens Bank Way from Hartranft Street to Pattison Avenue
  • Pattison Avenue from Citizens Bank Way to S. Broad Street
  • 20th Street from Packer Avenue to Pattison Avenue

Street Open Time:

Roads will be reopened after street sweepers clean up the race route.

According to the City of Philadelphia, streets are expected to reopen by noon, except for areas near the finish line and post-race activities.

How Many Runners Will Participate in the Broad Street Run 2022?

According to the City of Philadelphia, thousands of runners have registered for the event, but only runners who submitted proof of vaccination can run in person. All other registrants can complete the race virtually.

About 27,500 people are expected to run in person, and 900 are set to run virtually.


The Broad Street Run 2022 will feature a day of festivities for the people of Philadelphia. People of all ages participate in the race. So, if you have a candidate, go to the course and support them with all you have.

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