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Posted: October 9, 2017:  

Athletics: AACR Philadelphia Marathon Offering $20 Off Entry into Full or Half Marathon

Offer signifies that there is just one month remaining for registration; offer ends Tuesday at midnight.

PHILADLEPHIA: October 9, 2017 - The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Philadelphia Marathon current has a promotion affording runners the opportunity to register for the full marathon (November 19th) or half marathon (November 18th) at a $20 discount! The promotion marks the fact that there’s just one month left to register and just over five weeks until race weekend.

Runners can go to PhiladelphiaMarathon.com/register and use the appropriate discount code: SAVE for the Marathon or Half Marathon. Hurry, as this deal expires Tuesday night at midnight.

The 2017 AACR Marathon Weekend promises to be a great one. Runners signing up for the Half Marathon will run in the footsteps of America’s Founding Fathers as this year’s course takes runners through Philadelphia’s Historic District and past many of our Nation’s most treasured symbols.

Marathon Executive Director Leo Dignam promises “Runners for the half will enjoy the same experience the marathoners have, and see all of the great points of interest and historic sites in the city.”

Included on the Half Marathon course are The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, City Hall, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the National Museum of American Jewish History, Ben Franklin’s Grave, the U.S. Mint, the National Constitution Center, Mother Bethel AME Church, the Church of the Holy Trinity on Rittenhouse Square, the University of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Zoo, a crossing of the Girard Street Bridge and its sweeping vistas of the Schuylkill River, Mount Pleasant Mansion, Boat House Row, and finally the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a main artery in Philadelphia connecting the Center City business district with Fairmount Park. It is also home for numerous cultural activities and is popular for walkers and runners alike. The one-mile stretch is the beginning stage for both the Half and Full Marathon.

About the Philadelphia Marathon:

The Philadelphia Marathon weekend welcomes nearly 30,000 runners, 60,000 spectators, and 3,000 volunteers each year. Race Weekend 2017 features the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 19; the Half Marathon, 8K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, November 18; and a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18. Race participants pass many of Philadelphia's famous attractions on the swift and scenic USATF-certified course, which is a Boston qualifier. Take the first step to experiencing 26.2 miles of fun, beauty, history and excitement by registering at Philadelphia_Marathon.com.

About the American Association for Cancer Research:

Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes more than 37,000 laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and patient advocates residing in 108 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 30 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with more than 21,900 attendees. In addition, the AACR publishes eight prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine for cancer survivors, patients, and their caregivers. The AACR funds meritorious research directly as well as in cooperation with numerous cancer organizations. As the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer, the AACR provides expert peer review, grants administration, and scientific oversight of team science and individual investigator grants in cancer research that have the potential for near-term patient benefit. The AACR actively communicates with legislators and other policymakers about the value of cancer research and related biomedical science in saving lives from cancer. For more information about the AACR, visit AACR.org.


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