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Registration for the 2016 ODDyssey Half Marathon is now open!

    The ODDyssey is Serious Run + Serious Fun!

    The  ODDyssey Half Marathon, on June 12, 2016, is Philly’s best Half Marathon because we are constantly looking improve on the runner’s experience and we don’t take shortcuts.  

    The ODDyssey is also perfectly timed with the Broad Street Run.  If you are training for Philadelphia’s Broad Street Run, just keep your training going for five more weeks and conquer a half marathon this spring.

    Boutique Race capped at only 3,500 runners.

    All the perks of a big town race, with none of the hassle.

    • The Course is USATF Certified 
    • 10 water stops, more than any other half marathon in the City. 
    • Run through parts of Fairmount Park you never knew existed.  It’s not the easiest course, but it is the best!
    • Timing so good, you have your time before you finish your banana.
    • Pace Teams – Run with a runner dedicated to helping you reach your goals.

    Obsession over the runner’s experience

    Every decision starts with how to make the race better for the runners.

    • Veteran Perks – This year all runners who are running their 3rd (or more) ODDyssey earn a free apothecary themed growler!
    • Beer Garden - The ODDyssey had the first. Back then, we were told “no runners will want beer”.  If other races have beer at the finish now - You are welcome. Better yet, it’s great local craft beer from Sly Fox Brewing Company.
    • Massage Tent – PhilaMassages comes and provides free massages for as many runners as they can get through the tent in one morning.
    • Free Photographs - We cannot guarantee you look good. But, we post thousands of free photos race week for you to download and share.
    • Club/Team Tents – We offer the best perks for teams because we want you to celebrate your running community. We were the first race to offer private port-o-potties to teams. Teams are invited to picnic at our finish line!
    • Costume Contest – 30% run in costume making it fun whether you entertain your wild side or let other runners entertain you.

    Best Race Swag

    • Wall mount medals with beer openers built in. (Our medals win awards)
    • Commemorative pint glasses to all finishers!
    • Soft tech shirt

    The ODDyssey Supports Students Run Philly Style

    Students Run provides mentors who teach distance running to Philly's students. Of course they get fit..  BUT, it's not just about running. Why we are so proud to support Students Run Philly Style:
    * 91% Graduate from high school (30% above Philly average.)
    * 84% Maintain or improve their grades
    * 73% Improve their attendance

    “I’m doing better in school because pushing myself to finish the races helped me push myself to finish the “education race”.” – Student Runner Charnese

    Race Day is June 11 at 7:00am!


    Philadelphia's Must Do Half

    We are proud that Be Well Philly named the ODDyssey as Philadelphia's Bucket List Half Marathon.

    Check out the Article here