And that's a wrap. My 7th time running the Broad Street Run. I never thought this would become an annual tradition for me. They claim that Broad Street Run is the largest 10 mile run in the country. I don't know if this is true but to put the size into perspective, the Boston Marathon was 30,000 participants in 2023 while the Broad Street Run has 37,000 participants.
The nice thing about arriving early was that the train was almost empty. In past years, I've been standing shoulder to shoulder with other runners as people crapped in to fit as many people as possible for the ride to Olney Station.
The weather stayed decent at the startline and didn't start raining until I reached around city hall. The second half of the race was a downpour so I was soaking wet by the time I crossed the finish line.
Participating with Team Determination made the start of the race very relaxed. We had a tent at the start where they provided some breakfast items such as fruit and pastries, and juice. They also had a private bag check so when we got to the finish, our stuff was separated from the masses. The nice thing at the finish line was besides finding my bag with ease, they had changing tents setup so I could remove my extremely wet shirt and put on a warm hoodie that I packed.