Here you will find updated information about race day. 

On the home page of you will find an option to click on “Race Day Layout” which shows the location of our tent among the 29 teams that have earned tents.  We are one of the larger teams so we are in a cluster of the 6 largest teams located closer to 18th Street (rather than 19th Street) at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  For people using GPS it is probably best to enter the Four Seasons Hotel, One Logan Square, Philadelphia, 19103.  If you have any trouble getting the layout of the area link, email me and I will send it to you in PDF form.  The map also shows toilet locations (for those of you bringing little ones), the donut station (yum!), the location of the post race buffet (also very important!) and the table for same-day registration (which starts at 7am).

Our tent is marked by the #1 on the map, ironically, that is the same number as "Thomas" the Tank Engine which was one of Joseph’s favorite toys and the inspiration for “Joseph’s Station.”  Check-in for our team members who have pre-registered online will be at our tent beginning at 7am and go until the start of the race. Come by, grab your race bag, your number, a donut and have fun!

Nearby parking lots/garages are available at 18th and Cherry (closest location), 1919 Arch Street and 18th and Arch Streets. There are several lots in that area.  I am not sure which forms of payment each lot accepts so it may be best to bring cash.  There may also be parking (depending on availability) at the Four Seasons Hotel and street parking considering it is early on a Sunday morning.  Please account for traffic close to the race location because there are already over 5300 people registered for the race!

The run begins at 8:30am and the walk follows the run up the Ben Franklin Parkway.  The event is rain or shine but with the amount of rain we are promised in the next 36 hours I am confident the weather will be “shine” or something comparable.  For those registering on race day you may do so at the general registration table, which also happens to be very close to our tent.  You can find the same-day registration table location on the “Race Day layout” map.

Almost any information you need can be found at but, again, do not hesitate to call or email me at if you need anything additional.  Rain or shine, this event will be a success and I thank you for that.  I have reviewed the roster, know who most of you are and really look forward to joining forces with you on race day to make a difference in the lives of children living with cancer and their families trying to cope alongside them.