In Philadelphia, we take our sports very seriously, but even the savviest sport-lover might miss some of these unique Philly sporting events. Take a break from the Phillies and spend a weekend in Philadelphia checking out these top four events this spring and summer.
- Broad Street Run – May 7, 2017
Come out and cheer on the runners participating in the Broad Street Run. The 10-mile route takes participants through main scenic sites, starting from North Philadelphia, around City Hall, and to the finish line in South Philadelphia. Runners will pass several landmarks, including Temple University, City Hall, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Avenue of the Arts, and the Philadelphia stadium complex. This growing event is expected to host nearly 40,000 runners this year!
- The Dad Vail Regatta – May 12 to 13, 2017
The largest collegiate regatta in the nation, the Dad Vail Regatta is a Philadelphia tradition featuring participants from over 100 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Taking place on the scenic Schuylkill River, the Olympic-length racecourse spans an impressive 2,000 meters with six lanes. Root for your favorite crew teams from the stands!
- Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship at Talen Energy Stadium – June 3 to 4, 2017
The top eight collegiate rugby teams from across the country will compete for the nation’s top spot at Talen Energy Stadium. Some Philly favorite competitors include Kutztown, Penn State, Saint Joseph’s, and Temple. Tickets can be purchased here.
- Temple Owls Football Home Opener at Lincoln Financial Field – September 9, 2017
The Temple Owls strive to repeat their 2016 AAC conference championship season, taking on the Villanova Wildcats in the first home game of the year at Lincoln Financial Field. Get more information here.
Nothing screams “Philadelphia” like enjoying a cheesesteak and rooting for your favorite sports team. While you’re supporting your local athletes, be sure to stop by for a delicious Philly cheesesteak at Geno’s before or after the event (or both – we don’t judge). Whether you’re a local or are visiting for a weekend in Philadelphia, visit us at 1219 South 9th Street or 9th and Passyunk Avenue – we’re open 24/7.