The Rocky Challenge, a 39.3 two-day event is coming to Philly Marathon weekend. On Saturday, runners can run the half marathon, and on Sunday the full marathon.   Runners in Disney do the Goofy Challenge, and now Philadelphia runners can complete this one!

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Finishers will receive medals for the half and the full and an exclusive 39.3 Rocky Challenge Finisher Medal.  Runners who have already registered for either the full or half marathon and are interested in participating in the Rocky Challenge will receive a $10 discount off their second race registration fee. Those new registrants signing up for both races as part of the challenge will also receive a $10 discount off their final registration cost.

The latest addition to Race Weekend offers a new level of difficulty for our runners who are always looking to push the envelope,” said Executive Director Sheila Hess. “We anticipate this inaugural year of the 39.3 Rocky Challenge to be not only a huge success but a boost to our registration numbers, which are already surpassing Half Marathon and Rothman Institute 8K registration numbers for this time last year.”

From race headquarters:

This new feature to Race Weekend partially arose from the enthusiasm of runners and charity partners, including the American Cancer Society and their DetermiNation program, who reached out expressing their support for a two-race challenge. The American Cancer Society, a Philadelphia Marathon charity partner for six consecutive years, was particularly interested in presenting an additional element to their racing community, team members, and fundraising athletes through their professional training program and extensive community of support.

Register here!




  1. mommyrunfaster Reply

    Oh wow! I didn’t realize Philly was doing this! I’m running the NYC marathon a few weeks before so this is not an ideal year for me, but I’m still considering jumping in for the half!

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