The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department made an announcement Friday morning that a COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all in-person participants attending the 2021 Blue Cross Broad Street Run.

In a release, the Broad Street Run announced other new COVID-19 safety measures in place to keep runners and participants safe this fall will include:

  • The October 8th and 9th Blue Cross Broad Street Run Expo is limited to registered runners only.
  • Spectators will not be permitted at the start of the race or the finish line.
  • Spectators are strongly discouraged from attending the race in person, but they can watch live on NBC10.
  • Activities along the race route (such as cheer zones) will be suspended.
  • Masks are required for runners at the Expo, at the start of the race, and at the finish line.
  • Masks are required throughout for all staff and volunteers.

The race will be broadcast live in its entirety on Sunday, October 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on NBC10 and Telemundo62, and streamed live on the stations’ digital platforms.

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