About This Event

The Stroehmann Bakeries Back on My Feet 5-Miler is a race to get you prepared for your best Blue Cross Broad Street Run finish yet! If you are an experienced runner, looking to run your first race ever, or would like to improve on your running, set your calendar for Saturday, March 25th at 8:00 AM. Back on My Feet is committed to building a stronger and healthier community. The Stroehmann Bakeries Back on My Feet 5-Miler helps to provide support to our services to improve the self-sufficiency of those experiencing homelessness. All proceeds from the race will benefit the local BoMF Philadelphia Chapter.

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2016 Back on My Feet 5-Miler

2016 Race results courtesy of Lin-Mark Sports

2016 Race pictures courtesy of Cazillo Photography

2015 Back on My Feet 5-Miler

2015 Race results courtesy of Lin-Mark Sports

2015 Race pictures courtesy of Cazillo Photography

2014 Back on My Feet 5-Miler

2014 Race results courtesy of Lin-Mark Sports

2014 Race pictures courtesy of Cazillo Photography 

2013 Back on My Feet 5-Miler

2013 Race results courtesy of Lin-Mark Sports

2013 Race pictures courtesy of Cazillo Photography

2013 Photobooth pictures courtesy of Connected Entertainment

2012 Back on My Feet 5-Miler

2012 Race results courtesy of Lin-Mark Sports

Please note that the race will be timed by b-tags and overall male and female finisher will be timed by gun time. Don't forget to sign up through our ChronoTrack system for text, Facebook or email alerts of your race start, halfway, and finish times!

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Registration

If you would like to have a friend pick up your race packet they will need your registration information, a written note, and a photocopy of your ID. 

Please note that the race will be timed by b-tags and overall male and female finisher will be timed by gun time. Don't forget to sign up through our ChronoTrack system for text, Facebook or email alerts of your race start, halfway, and finish times!

Thank you for your interest in the Stroehmann Bakeries Back on My Feet 5-Miler!

Do you have a million race shirts? Opt out of receiving a race shirt and your 5-Miler registration will be discounted! March 1, 2017 is the deadline for opting in and receiving your t-shirt. Please select from the following options:

Registration Pricing: 

Please note that if you would like a t-shirt, the registration deadline is March 1, 2017.

  • Early Bird Registration: January 4 - March 1: 
  • $32 Registration with T-Shirt
  • $32 Registration with T-Shirt donation to BoMF member 
  • $39 Registration with T-Shirt AND t-shirt donation to BoMF Member
  • $25 Discounted Registration with no T-Shirt
  • General Registration: March 1 - March 19: 
  • $35 Registration with no T-Shirt
  • Late Registration: March 20 - March 23:
  • $40 Registration with no T-Shirt
  • Packet Pick-Up/Race Day Registration: March 24 - March 25
  • $45 Registration with no T-Shirt

Online registration closes at noon on March 23st. Registration will be available at Packet Pick-Up on March 24Thth at Philadelphia Runner University City and Center City as well as on race day.

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Volunteers

Volunteer with us on Friday March 24th and Saturday March 25th to support the runners of the 2017 Stroehmann Bakeries Back on My Feet 5-Miler. 

Volunteer Registration will be open soon!

Shoe Drive

Back on My Feet will be holding a ShoeBox shoe drive collection at The Stroehmann Bakeries Back on My Feet 5-Miler! Our goal is to reach 3,000 pounds collected!

ShoeBox Recycling is proud to be a for-profit recycler of shoes. They have flipped the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R,’ REUSE, with all of the shoes collected destined for reuse by those in need of affordable footwear.  With over 300 million pairs of perfectly reusable shoes hitting landfills each year, they are looking to change the way people think about their shoes. ShoeBox gives $.50 per pound back to Back on My Feet. Our goal is to raise 3,000lbs of shoes on race day! The good news is that the shoes can be any types (sneakers, work boots, etc.).

Info

  • Arrival: Shoes will be accepted until 7:45pm.
  • Drop-Off Location: Next to Paine's Park there will be truck with a drop off area for you to stop along side and bring any larger loads from your vehicle.
  • Instructions: Please label your bag legibly with your first, last, and email and phone to be eligible for a prize.

If you would like to set up a collection drive outside of the event at your school, company, etc. please visit our website: http://philadelphia.backonmyfeet.org/shoeboxrecycling  

Course and Timing

COURSE AND TIMING

Distance: 5 Miles, certified course

Timing: The 2017 Stroehmann BoMF 5-Miler will be timed by Lin-Mark Sports who will utlize the B-Tag from ChronoTrack Systems, the world's most advanced timing system with the disposable chip. All participants will receive their assigned B-Tag affixed to their race number where it remains for the entire race - no shoe tags needed.

During the race week entrants/famly/friends will be able to sign up for Athlete Race Tracking through Chronotrack Live to track their athlete(s) during the race - Finishers will have their results text to their mobile device within minutes after finishing.

Course Description: See our smiling faces when you arrive at the race start, located at the east end of the lower bridge (over the Schuylkill River at West River Drive). Once the gun goes off, you'll be racing on West River Dr along the Schuylkill. The water stop comes just about 1.25 miles away, just before you make a left onto Sweet Briar Dr. A quick right onto Lansdowne Dr brings you face to face with a challenging uphill. At the top of the hill, you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of the Please Touch Museum, which you will get to examine even closer as you make a right on E Memorial Hall Dr followed by a quick right onto the Avenue of the Republic. Once you go around the Centennial Circle, you'll be able to open your legs up down the nice, long Black Rd hill. Go left on West River Dr. At the turnaround point you'll be a little bit more than 2 miles from finish. As an added bonus, you'll get to pass the water stop with about 1.25 miles to go for a flat, fast finish! We'll have a high five for you waiting at the finish!

Course Map:

Start and Finish Map:

Training

If you are training for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run on May 1st this race is for you!

Head out with our teams each Monday, Wednesday and Friday or join any of our longer training runs starting in early 2016! Our weekly training runs include;


Saturday @ Dilworth (City Hall), beginning in March  - these runs will follow The Broad Street Run Training Program


To learn more about how to start a running team at your company, email rebecca.little@backonmyfeet.org.

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FAQ

What is the schedule on race day?
  • 6:00-7:30 a.m. Shoe Collection drop-off. 
  • 6:30-7:30 a.m. Packet pickup, bag check and race day registration opens!
  • 7:30 a.m. Race announcements from Cathryn Sanderson, BoMF Executive Director 
  • 7:45 a.m. National Anthem
  • 7:50 a.m. Kid's Run Start
  • 7:55 a.m. Get set at the race start! We will have volunteers to assist you to your pace section and then the National Anthem.
  • 8:00 a.m. Race start!
*Please note that the race will be timed by b-tags and overall male and female finisher will be timed by gun time. Don't forget to sign up through ourChronoTrack system for text, Facebook or email alerts of your race start, halfway, and finish times!
 
  • 9:30 a.m. 
 
*Bag check will close by 11 a.m. Please be sure to pick up your belongings before this time. Back on My Feet Philadelphia is not responsible for any items missing or left at the race.

How can I follow race updates, contests and more?

Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of our website or share in the news through our social media:

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Does the Stroehmann Bakeries Back on My feet 5-Miler benefit any charity?

All proceeds will go directly to Back on My Feet Philadelphia to help a Member experiencing homelessness take steps to become self-sufficient.

What is Back on My Feet?

Learn more about Back on My Feet Philadelphia here.

I am unfamiliar with the area, where does the race start?

Our race is located at the Schuylkill Trail Connector (on the South Side of the Art Museum) near the Pavilion and new skate park. If you are facing the Art Museum steps, walk to the left through the tunnel.

Will there be gear check at the event?

Yes. Participants can check their gear at the race start.  Back on My Feet is not responsible for the loss, theft, or damaging of any personal belongings. Please arrive early to ensure a prompt race start.

Where can I pickup my packet? 

Packet pick-up will take place on Friday, March 24th at Philadelphia Runner Center City and Philadelphia Runner University City. (Please click on the 'Packet Pickup' tab above for more information.)

Does Back on My Feet offer any training opportunities?

Yes! More information to come!

How will the race be timed?

The Stroehmann Bakeries Back on My Feet 5-Miler 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.  On race day Lin-Mark will be posting results live on their website as every 50 persons finish the race and race results will be available at the start. 

What is the weather like during this time of year?

Check here for weather history.

How can I volunteer for the race?

Simple, head over to our volunteer tab (above), fill out the form, and someone will contact you soon after.

How do I get to the race start?

When coming from Lemon Hill Drive or Lloyd Hall, follow Waterworks Drive toward the Art Museum, which turns into the Schuylkill Trail. When coming from Kelly Drive or Fairmount Ave, walk around to the West side of the Art Museum via Art Museum Drive or Kelly Drive. For more details, please refer to our race map.

Where can I park on race day?

There is metered parking available along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Spring Garden, and 22nd Street. There is also a parking area at Benjamin Franklin Parkway & 26th Street. 

There is a large parking lot at Lloyd Hall accessed by Waterworks Drive, just off Kelly Drive. This parking lot is heavily used, with time limits. Additional on-road parking can be found along Kelly Drive (Boathouse Row and along Sedgely Drive-opposite Lloyd Hall) as well as along Fairmount Drive (near our post-race event) and on Lemon Hill Drive. There is also a small free parking lot near the boathouses on Kelly Drive.

You may also take public transportation to the race using SEPTA.

Packet Pickup

Online registration is officially CLOSED. Race registration will be available at Packet Pick-Up at Philadelphia Runner Center City AND University on Friday, March 24th from 11am - 6:30pm and on-site on Race Day from 6:30am - 7:30am. 

If you would like to have a friend pick up your race packet they will need your registration information, a written note, and a photocopy of your ID. 

Please note that the race will be timed by b-tags and overall male and female finisher will be timed by gun time. Don't forget to sign up through our ChronoTrack system for text, Facebook or email alerts of your race start, halfway, and finish times!


Packet packup will be available on Friday, March 24th at the following locations:

Please select your packet pickup location upon your registration

Philadelphia Runner Center City (16th & Sansom) - 11-7pm

Philadelphia Runner University City (3621 Walnut Street) - 11-6:30pm

*Note: Race day packet pickup will also be available beginning at 6:30 am.

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Race Awards

No awards will be given for the Kid's Run. All participants are winners!

This year, we will have awards for:

Overall Top Male and Female finishers

Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female runners in the following age categories:

-19 and under

-20 to 29 years old

-30 to 39 years old

-40 to 49 years old

-50 to 59 years old

-60 to 69 years old

-70 and older

Parking & Arrival

TRAVEL 

Public Transportation
SEPTA - (215) 580-7800

SEPTA bus routes 7, 32, 38, 43, and 48 currently serve the Museum area.  Fare each way is $2.25 and is exact change only (dollar bills, coins or a SEPTA token). SEPTA Trip Planner 

 

PATCO - (856) 772-6900 or (215) 922-4600

The PATCO Speedline is an easy way to travel between southern New Jersey and Center City, with trains running approximately every 20 minutes on weekends.  Get off at the last stop at 16th and Locust Street and hop a cab to the art museum.  The ticketing system does not take debit or credit cards, but takes bills and change - a round trip ticket ranges from $2.80 to $6.00, depending on where you get on the train.

PARKING

Please see all map locations with a 'P' for parking. Free street parking on the East side of the river is noted.

*Again, the start/finish will be located on West River Drive on the West side of the Art Museum.
*ANY CARS PARKED ON THE GRASS WILL BE TICKETED.

 

Art Museum Parking Garage - located directly behind the museum, on the west side of the main Museum building. You may access the lot via Art Museum Drive or Waterworks Drive.

 

Parking Lot: 2201 Fairmount Avenue
Follow Art Museum Drive to the traffic light at Kelly Drive
Continue straight through two lights, crossing over Kelly Drive and Pennsylvania Avenue
At the third light, turn RIGHT onto Fairmount Avenue
Continue up Fairmount Avenue and the lot will be on your LEFT between 22nd & 23rd streets

 

Parking Lot: Eakins Oval
Follow Art Museum Drive to the traffic light at Kelly Drive
Make a RIGHT at the light onto Kelly Drive
Continue left around the traffic circle and enter the lot on the opposite side of the circle

 

Metered Parking: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Metered spaces between Eakins Oval and Logan Square
Follow Art Museum Drive to the traffic light at Kelly Drive
Make a RIGHT at the light onto Kelly Drive
Continue left around the traffic circle and bare right along outside lanes of the Parkway

Metered spaces along LEFT side of roadway

Event Timeline & Details

RACE DAY TIMELINE

  • 6:00-7:30 Shoe Drive Collection
  • 6:30-7:30 a.m. Packet pickup, bag check & race day registration open
  • 7:15 a.m. Pre-Race stretch
  • 7:30 a.m. Race announcement from Back on My Feet & Stroehmann Bakeries
  • 7:50 Kids Race start
  • 8:00 a.m. Race start
  • 9:00 a.m. Award ceremony
  • 10:30 a.m. Bag Check closes

    Online registration is officially CLOSED. Race registration will be available at Packet Pick-Up at Philadelphia Runner Center City AND University on Friday, March 24th from 11am - 6:30pm and on-site on Race Day from 6:30am - 7:30am. 

    If you would like to have a friend pick up your race packet they will need your registration information, a written note, and a photocopy of your ID. 

    Please note that the race will be timed by b-tags and overall male and female finisher will be timed by gun time. Don't forget to sign up through our ChronoTrack system for text, Facebook or email alerts of your race start, halfway, and finish times!