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Please join us for our annual Philadelphia New Year's Eve Midnight 5K Run and Party! This isn’t your average 5k- we want to see you hustle in your best (or tackiest) evening wear!
Runner and guest registration includes admission to McFadden's New Year's Eve Celebration (OPEN BAR and food) from 9:00pm to closing. When the clock strikes 12:00 midnight the race will start.

5k Awards Include: top three finishers per gender, top 3 masters per gender, top 3 running in evening wear per gender..... Monetary awards to top man and woman finishing in evening wear courtesy of Philadelphia Runner



ADVANCE PACKET PICK-UP:  We invite you to pick up your race materials in advance on Tuesday, December 30th from Noon until to 7:00pm at the Philadelphia Runner store, 1601 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103. We will be accepting walk-up advance registration at this time.  Please be advised that if you pick up your race materials early, it is your responsibility to bring them on race day, we are unable to re-issue bib numbers and timing chips on-site.


RACE DAY:  Packet pick-up and day-of-race registration will open at 9:00pm at McFadden’s Ballpark.  The celebration, including food, drinks and music will begin at that time. A course map can be found at:


PARKING: Please see the course map for free parking locations at Pattison and Citizens Bank Way.


PLEASE BRING PROPER I.D. You will be issued a wristband according to your legal status. Under Age participants are allowed but there is no discount for non-drinkers.

Please consider taking care of your bartenders and servers.  They are working so that you may enjoy the holiday. The food service with be withdrawn at about the time you exit to run the race.


BAGGAGE CHECK: An informal baggage check will be available- bring your belongings in a bag clearly marked with your race number on it to the starting line; please collect it immediately after you finish.


TIMING: We will be using ChronoTrack “B” chips, (the chip is on the bib). Please wear the bib on your front on the outside layer of clothing, do not fold your bib, do not pin through the thick strip which is the chip.


AWARDS AND RESULTS: A brief awards ceremony will be conducted inside McFadden’s at the Ballpark at 1:00am. Awards will be presented to the top three men and women, the top three men and women masters (ages 40+). Cash awards, courtesy of Philadelphia Runner, will go to the fastest man and woman wearing eveningwear.

Results will be available online at: at 10:00am on New Year’s Day.



If you have any medical information which may be important to your care in the event of an emergency, please write that information on the back of your race bib.  We encourage all runners to run with their cell phones- our emergency communication number is: 215-802-2622.  We ask that in an event of an emergency, please report it to that number with as many details as possible including location, nature of the emergency, bib number, and clothing of person(s) involved.


As always, safety is our number one concern.  As the party begins at 9:00pm, if you wish to celebrate early, there’s nothing wrong with foregoing the run and continuing to enjoy the party. Please be sure to run and party responsibly.  We look forward to you joining us to ring in the New Year with the New Year’s Eve Midnight Run 5K & Party.  Happy Holidays!


GETTING HOME:  The last SEPTA subway train leaves AT&T Station at 1:07am. If you’re not driving please find alternate transportation home. If you need help getting home just ask for it.


PLEASE SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE on social media and include us @runBUCKS and


-Pat McCloskey

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