PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Philly favorite will return Sunday morning after it was postponed by the pandemic. Thousands of athletes will take part in the Broad Street Run, the largest 10-mile road race in the country.
While the weather won’t be perfect, runners said they couldn’t be more excited for the Broad Street Run.
“One of the coolest things about running is it’s like a camaraderie,” Linaris Falcon said. “Always looking for each other.”
“No one is going to leave anyone behind and we all cross the finish line together at some point,” he added.
The 10 mile race has been a proud Philadelphia tradition for more than 40 years.
The pandemic put the race on pause but is now back.
“We’re just excited to be together this fall for a personal experience,” Brady said.
Brady is a part of Defining the Team. The group raises funds for the life mission of the American Cancer Society.
“The pandemic is really a rough time for the charity’s running programs and we’re really excited to move in the right direction,” Brady said.
For runners like Linaris Falcon, their determination came from the heart. His nephew, Javier, was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 10.
“He’s completely forgiving but it’s really the kind of leadership I love to run,” Falcon said.
He came from Boston to be one of nearly 20,000 people running toward their goal.
“I just look forward to the energy you get from your fellow runners,” Falcon said.
Since the partnership began with Broad Street Run / American Cancer Society DetermiNation, more than $ 6 million has been raised to support the American Cancer Society and nearly 400k annually.