16th Annual Great Eastern State Breakout Race

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Join us for our 16th running of this one-of-a-kind 5K USATF-sanctioned road race through Fairmount and historic Girard College.  Then enjoy one of the best post-race breakfasts in the City of Philadelphia.

We will also be hosting our 4th Annual Kids Fun Run - a 1/2 mile run around Eastern State Penitentiary following the 5k.

More importantly, we are rolling out TWO NEW things this year:

  1. We have moved into the 21st century!  The 5K race will be chip-timed this year! 
  2. More medals and more age groups:
    • Top three overall male and female finishers
    • Top three teams
    • Top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and (new) over 70.

 Pre-race Packet Pick-Up:

Thursday, October 10 - 5-8pm (LifeSport Fitness-2112 Fairmount Av)

Friday, October 11 - 5-8pm (Fairmount Running Company-2023 Fairmount Av)


Enter as a Team: 

Team size between 3 to 5 persons. All 5-person teams receive a 10% discount on registration (i.e. one person pays half-price). Get your team together today!


Event schedule and times


Brown Street Lawn (22nd & Brown Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19130


7:00-8:25 am Packet Pick-Up and Race Day Registration (Brown Street Lawn)

8:00 am Pre-Race stretch hosted by CoreFitness

8:30 am 5K Race starts

9:15 am Kids Fun Run starts

9:30 am Awards, Raffle, Breakfast


Timed results provided by Fairmount Running Company and will be posted to the race website within 48 hours after the race.


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