Thu October 27 - Sun October 30, 2022
Run/Walk through SWCC!

SWCC5k Run/Walk

$40 10/29 8:30AM EDT - 11:59PM EDT Registration Opens July 13, 2022 at 12:00am EDT
Run anywhere!

SWCC5k Run/Walk--Virtual

$40 Registration Opens July 11, 2022 at 12:00am EDT
Run/Walk through SWCC!

Monster Mile

$25 10/29 8:00AM EDT - 11:59PM EDT Registration Opens July 13, 2022 at 12:00am EDT
Kids sprint the Stanton oval!

Spooky Sprint

$20 10/29 9:00AM EDT - 11:59PM EDT Registration Opens July 27, 2022 at 12:00am EDT
Open to ages 6 and under.
E. M. Stanton School
901 S 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Lucky number 13! It's our 13th annual Southwest Center City (SWCC) 5K and we are excited to offer an in-person race on Saturday, October 30 and a virtual 5k option.  

While we still don't know what school will look like in the fall, but we aim to help provide some sense of normalcy in helping to provide funding for the programs the students know and love as a result of YOUR support. Since 2009 participants have run through the beautiful residential streets of the Southwest Center City while helping to raise money to improve the neighborhood. The proceeds from this year's event will be donated to the Friends of Chester Arthur (FoCA) and Stanton Community Partners (SCP), 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that benefit the neighborhood elementary schools.

The SWCC 5K is a run/walk that can be completed in person on October 30th or virtually. Participants can complete the race distance wherever they want during the suggested race dates in October. We will continue to offer the Monster Mile, a 1.0 mile fun run and and for our youngest athletes, the Spooky Sprint, a ~100 yard dash for kids under 6. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If the City of Philadelphia should implement restrictions regarding in-person events due to COVID, all participants will be registered for the virtual race option.  No refunds or deferment. Thank you for your understanding! 

SWCC 5k Course Map

Create your own course, follow the classic route, or check out suggested routes on the Virtual FB event

Race Contact Info

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Sponsorship Information

Since 2009, the Southwest Center City 5k Run has served the area as an active, community-building event, and has raised tens of thousands of dollars for neighborhood organizations. Once again this year, all proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Chester Arthur (FoCA) & Stanton Community Partners (SCP) to support projects at these local schools. These organizations were formed by Southwest Center City parents and community members who are committed to partnering with the schools in order to foster a robust learning environment for our neighborhood children.

The SWCC 5k is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible and will support the neighborhood schools and community.

See below for more information about our sponsorship levels and benefits. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q:  May I run with a stroller?

A:  Yes, strollers are permitted.

Q:  Is my donation/sponsorship tax deductible? 

A:  Yes. SWCC Run is a 501c3 organization.  Our EIN is 90-0513058.  

Q:  What if it rains?

A:  The race will take place rain or shine.

Q:  May I bring my dog to the race?

A:  No

Q:  Is there a pre-race packet pickup?

A:  Pre-race packet pickup will be located at Carper Green, 1701-05 Carpenter Street, on Friday, October 29th starting at 12:00pm.

Q:  May I puck up race packet for friend(s)?

A:  Yes, please bring a copy of the email registration confirmation. 

Q:  What if I still have a question?

A:  Email us at 


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