skip navigation
Home Register News Contact Packet Pickup/Expo

Staying and Playing in Philadelphia!

Sonesta Hotel - Official Host Hotel

Stay in the heart of Center City Philadelphia!

The Sonesta Hotel in center city is back as the official host hotel of the ODDyssey Half Marathon!  Runners will receive a special rate when making reservations, just mention the ODDyssey when calling and use this link when booking online. 

Room rates for the newly renovated hotel are discounted for our runners at $199.00 per night!

The Sonesta Hotel
1800 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Philadelphia Marriott

As a second option, we have negotiated a block of rooms with the Philadelphia Marriot.

They are giving our runners a big discount - Only $175 per night.  That is $135 off the normal room rate for Saturday night.  Do not delay!  these rooms are limited and will certainly go fast.  Book here. . .

Promotional rate expires May 22, 2017.  

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

1201 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107


FREE Shuttle will be providing a free shuttle service for all runners and spectators from the Sonesta Hotel (1800 Market Street) in center city Philadelphia.  The shuttle will transpost participants from with six trips to the starting line.


  Returning shuttle service will begin at 10:30AM and transport runners and spectators back to center city.

  Shuttles will run on a first come first serve basis and will transport as many runners as possible. 


Getting to the Start Line on Your Own


The ODDyssey start is conveniently located near center city and can be easily accessed by car, bike, public transit or by using the FREE Mega Bus Shuttle Service from The Sonesta Hotel in center city Philadelphia .

Free parking is provided for all runners and spectators of the event.  We love our runners and want to make race day as hassle free as possible.  Parking is located at the Mann Music Center in Fairmount Park, a quarter of a mile from the start line.
Septa buses also provide a convenient and green way to arrive at the starting line.  See for bus/subway times.

Attention New Yorkers!!

We have set up a special New York to Philadelphia ODDyssey Half Marathon bus on 

The NY route will go live in April. will create an afternoon route on June 11, 2016 and it will not appear unless you enter the coupon code.

As the official express bus provider for runners coming from New York City. will be providing  an official ODDyssey bus to encourage all New York runners to travel and socialize together. The official ODDyssey bus will include a special stop at the Sonesta Hotel. Availability of booking the official ODDyssey bus will be limited to runners and spectators via promotional code.