Event Details: Race For Hope Philadelphia

Saturday, October 13, 2018, The Navy Yard (Marine Parade Grounds) Philadelphia, PA



Date: Saturday October 13, 2018
Location: The Navy Yard, Marine Parade Grounds – 4747 South Broad St. Philadelphia, PA
Length: 5K (3.1miles) – both the walk and run
Registration: 7:00AM
Pre-Event Activities: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Race/walk starts: 10:00 AM
Remembrance Ceremony 8:45 AM
Post-Race Program 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Event Day Program
Top team and top individual fundraisers will be acknowledged during the closing ceremony.
Rain or shine the event will go on! Regardless of weather, layered clothing, wind-breakers, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended.

Packet Pick-up
Packet Pick Up serves as an opportunity for a team captain or team members to turn in donations, pick up their t-shirts or race bibs and register for the event. Please remember, all teams interested in displaying their 2018 team shirt on our Wall of Shirts, can bring an extra shirt to packet pick up.

Thursday October 11th @ The Marriott at the Navy Yard:  1001 Intrepid Ave. Philadelphia, PA – 2pm-8pm

Friday October 12th @ The Marriott at the Navy Yard:  1001 Intrepid Ave. Philadelphia, PA – 2pm-8pm


All participants who pre-register for the event, will receive a National Brain Tumor Society T-Shirt.  Please note that our t-shirt order is placed 30 days in advance of the event.  While we try to predict day of walk ups, we encourage you to register in advance to ensure we have enough t-shirts for all participants.

Honor and Celebrate Tent
Join us at the Honor and Celebrate Tent to honor and recognize survivors and to also remember friends and family who may have passed. Please bring submissions (photos, letters, poems, essays, mementos, etc.) to the Race for Hope Philadelphia, on the day of the event. You may place your contribution in the tent at that time. Materials to post will be provided.

Survivor Tent and Survivor Photo Tribute

Race for Hope Philadelphia is proud to honor our remarkable brain tumor survivors.
To pay tribute to our survivors, we ask that you join us on stage for a group photo to kick-start the race/walk. Official time for Survivor Photo will be announced in the weeks leading up to the race. Make sure to pick up your Survivor Swag and T-Shirt in the Survivor tent!

Survivors can first check in at the registration tent to obtain their event t-shirt, then make their way over to the Survivor Tent to obtain their Survivor Swag. While visiting the Survivors Tent, you can meet one another and share stories of personal journeys and recovery. Race for Hope is privileged to welcome and host all of our survivors.

Site Map 

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Course Map

Coming Soon!



South on I-95
Take Exit 17 (Broad Street)
Make a left on to Broad Street
Enter The Navy Yard at the Broad Street Gate

North on I-95
Take Exit 17 (Broad Street)
Make a left at first light at bottom of ramp (Zinkoff Blvd)
Make another left on to Broad Street and stay to the right
Enter The Navy Yard at the Broad Street Gate

Schuylkill Expressway East (I-76)
Take I-76 East to Broad Street Exit
Take Broad Street South, enter The Navy Yard at the Broad Street Gate

Take I-476 South to I-95 North
Take I-95 North to Exit 17 (Broad Street)
Make a left at first light at bottom of ramp (Zinkoff Blvd)
Make another left on to Broad Street and stay to the right
Enter The Navy Yard at the Broad Street Gate

Take Broad Street South, enter The Navy Yard at the Broad Street Gate



We are anticipating crowds in excess of 6,000 individuals and the streets and event will be crowded. Please plan to arrive early and leave plenty of time to arrive on site in time for a 10:00 walk start. We have also opened registration an hour earlier (7am), to again encourage early arrivals. Note, the safe arrival of our constituents is our utmost concern and ask that you please take your time and again allow yourself plenty of time Saturday morning.

Entering the Navy Yard via Broad St. or League Island Blvd.:

We have hired a professional parking company to handle our parking needs this year. Upon entering the Navy Yard, you will be directed by this company. Please follow their directions to park.

Ubers, bus drop offs, handicap drop offs and other forms of temporary traffic will be allowed to take Broad St. straight to the Marine Parade Grounds to drop off participants and loop back out.

Entering the Navy Yard via 26th Street:

Security will be on site upon arrival at 26th Street. Please follow their directionals to the event site parking.

Parking OUTSIDE of the Navy Yard:

We are also offering a self-park lot (outside of the Navy Yard) with shuttle transportation to and from the Marine Parade Grounds. The ‘NovaCare’ lot is located on Pattison Avenue between South 20th Street and South Broad Street.

We will be running shuttle service in continuous loops beginning at 6:45am. There will be a stop in front of the NovaCare lot (pictured above) as well as at the end of the SEPTA Broad Street Line on Broad and Pattison.

Handicap/ Bus drop off
Drop off will take place at the corner of Intrepid & Broad St.  at the Marine Parade Grounds.

Food & Beverage
Bottled water will be served throughout the event. Snacks and fruit will also be provided to participants.

Kids Area
Details coming soon!

Volunteer Information
Details coming soon!

All funds raised through these events allow the National Brain Tumor Society to advance research and public policy to improve the lives of all those living with a brain tumor, as well as anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee?

Yes.  Please see the main registration page for details on the tiered registration fees.

Am I required to fundraise a minimum amount?

Adults are encouraged to raise a minimum of $200 or more to help fund the discovery of a cure and better treatments for brain tumors.

Where do Brain Tumor Events funds go?

Proceeds from the event support research to find a cure for brain tumors, public policy advocacy, and patient information to make sure the critical needs of the brain tumor community are met, through the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS).
Learn more.

Do I need to register my children?

No, children 15 and younger do not need to register or pay a fee to attend the event if they are walking.   However, we strongly encourage you to register your children ahead of time so that we can anticipate their attendance and secure their commemorative t-shirt.

I plan to participate to support one of my friends and their team. Do I still have to register?

If you are walking, running or riding you must register to participate. If you plan to attend as a cheering section, you do not need to register. Registration is open the day of the event.

Can I walk and volunteer?

Yes! If you plan to walk and volunteer, please register as a Walker FIRST, and then email your contact information to your event director, Ashley Brennan – abrennan@braintumor.org.

Please note, Volunteers are not automatically considered registered
participants unless they complete the process above.

What are Matching Gift Programs?

Many employers have matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Ask your employer or HR department for more information. Generally, you will be asked to complete and submit a form to NBTS for approval. This form can be sent to the above address.

To whom do I make checks payable?

All checks can be made payable to the National Brain Tumor Society. If you wish to support a Walk participant, please complete this form and send to:National Brain Tumor Society
[Event Name]
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458

Are pets allowed at the event?

Pet policies vary, and are based on the rules of each venue. If pets are permitted at the venue, please keep your pets on a leash at all times. And, if your pet does not do well in large crowds, please consider leaving them at home. Please do not leave your pet in your car during the event.

Will I receive an event t-shirt?

Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a shirt.   Please note, shirt orders are placed a month in advance of the event, so we ask that you register early in order to ensure we have shirts for everyone on event day.

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