PHILADELPHIA (March 31, 2011) – Registration will open on April 1 for the 2011 Philadelphia Marathon, Half Marathon and Rothman Institute 8K, putting into motion plans to host 25,000 competitors and 60,000 spectators on race weekend, November 18-20, in Philadelphia. Runners can register for the three races, as well as the annual Kids Fun Run, online at www.philadelphiamarathon.com.
"We expect to jump out to a running start in anticipation of the highest registration capacity in event history," said Melanie Johnson, executive director of Philadelphia Marathon. "We're very excited about the planning for the 2011 edition of this popular race. Each year, we add more elements to enhance the experience for our participants as well as our spectators, and this year is going to be even better."