Clean Air Council

Race Day Information

Run for Clean Air will be held on Earth Day – Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 on MLK Drive, next to the Philadelphia Art Museum

Raceday registration:
10K-$50, 5K-$40, 3K Walk-$30, Kids’ Fun Run-Always $10 Register today!

Race Schedule:
7:00am – Day-of onsite registration opens
7:30am – PHLY 10K Run starts
7:45am – 5K Run starts, with 3K Walk directly behind
9:30am – Kids’ Fun Run starts

(same as 2017)

The Run for Clean Air takes place on Martin Luther King Drive in Philadelphia. It is a flat, fast course out and back through the park along the Schuylkill River. The 5K course is certified by USA Track & Field (certification # PA11011WB), 10K course is certified by USA Track & Field (certification # PA11002WB).

Registration will open December 1st


Early Bird Registration – through Jan 31
PHLY 10K – $35; 5K Run – $25; 3K Walk – $15

Kids Fun Run Registration: Always $10

*Fees do not include registration processing fee.

Water will be available on the course at mile 1.5 (5K turn around) and mile 3.1 (10K turn around). 10K racers will hit the 5K turn around water station out and back.

Directions to the Run for Clean Air

Use GoPhillyGo to figure out how to get to the Run using Public Transportation, a bike, walking, or any combination. If you don’t have a bike, you can use Indego Bike Share! There are stations at 26th & Pennsylvania and on MLK Drive right off of the Schuylkill River Trail.

Traveling from outside of Philadelphia? Get discounts with Amtrak!

Whether you’re training for the Run or just enjoying the outdoors, be aware of the quality of the air you’re breathing! Check out the daily forecast and sign up for air quality alerts at

You can even sign up to get Air quality information delivered straight to your inbox!

Pre-Run Yoga Stretch lead by Justine Bacon of Philly Yoga Factory.
Justine is a boundary pushing yoga teacher. With over 2,000 teaching hours of experience, her students know her best for the breath driven nature of her classes, as well as, her Vinyasa and Yin Fusion classes for Cyclists & Runners. Aside from in studio classes and workshops she has also taught yoga to runners for the Philly 10k, Broad Street Run, ODDyssey Half Marathon and Be Well Philly Bootcamp, to name a few.  She has had the honor of being featured in Philadelphia Magazine’s Be Well Philly annual print edition for her yoga for cyclist & runner classes. She is a Co-Founder of Philly Yoga Factory, philly’s first pay-what-you can program.  Check out her schedule, blog and more on her website . Follow her on facebook and instagram @yogabrainphilly .


Q: How do I get my name printed on my bib?
A: Just register by March 1st and you’ll first name will magically appear on your bib.

Q: What time is the race?
A: Day-of onsite registration will open at 7AM. The 10K Run start at 7:30am. The 5K Run starts shortly after the 10K at 7:45am and the 3K Walk is directly behind the 5K. The Kids’ Fun Run starts at 9:30am.

Q: What if I can’t make it to the designated packet pickups?
A: 1) You can designate someone else to pick up your packet (just make sure they know your Bib # and t-shirt size). or 2) You can pick up your bib/bag/shirt at the race at 7:00 am. However, if lines are long you may not make it to the start of your race at 7:30 (10K or 7:45 5K and Walk) so we HIGHLY recommend picking up before race day.

Q: When will I find out my bib #?
A: All bib numbers will be assigned by Tuesday, April 4. You’ll receive an email with that information. Bib numbers will also be posted at packet pick up sites.

Q: Can I sign up for the race at packet pick-up?
A: YES! And you can take home your bib/shirt right then and there. BOOM!

Q:I’m not sure I can run the 10K can I switch to the 5K?
A:Yes, email to switch.

Q: Do you issue refunds?
A: Sorry, we have a no refund policy. If you cannot make the race this year, email and we will defer your registration to next year.


The Run for Clean Air will be timed by Lin-Mark Sports, Inc. of Mantua, NJ utilizing the Chronotrack Timing System. The disposable Chronotrack B-tag will be attached to your race bib # and will remain there for the entire event.

Overall winners are based on gun time. All other awards are based on chip time. Chip time is recorded by an electronic chip that is attached to a runner’s bib. Your chip records the time at which you cross the start line, the finish line and several split times in between. Chip time is often shorter than gun time because chip time begins when a runner crosses the start line while gun time starts when the gun is fired; many runners don’t cross the start line until several minutes after their official gun time.


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