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FREEDOM 5K RUN

Getting Here

We are meeting on Independence Mall (the grass area) next to the Independence Visitor Center.

 Address:

 599 Market Street

 1 N. Independence Mall West

 Philadelphia, PA 19106 

 

Driving Here

Coming from north of the city

  • Take I-95 S toward Central Philadelphia
  • Take exit 22 toward Interstate 676 E/U.S. 30 E/Independence Hall
  • Stay to the right for Callowhill Street
  • Turn right onto Callowhill Street
  • Turn left onto N 6th Street
  • Continue onto 6th Street
  • Independence Visitor Center will be on your left directly after Arch Street 

 

Coming from south of the city

  • Take I-95 N toward Central Philadelphia
  • Merge onto Callowhill St via EXIT 22 on the left toward I-676 E/Independence Hall/US-30 E/Ben Franklin Bridge
  • Turn left onto N 6th Street
  • Continue onto 6th Street
  • Independence Visitor Center will be on your left directly after Arch Street 

 

Coming from King of Prussia Area

  • Take I-76 E/Schuylkill Expy E toward Philadelphia
  • Keep left to take I-676 E/US-30 E/Lincoln Hwy E/Vine Street Expy E via EXIT 344 toward Central Phila.
  • Take the exit toward I-676 E/US-30 E/Ben Franklin Bridge
  • Keep right to take the ramp toward Penn’s Landing
  • Merge onto N 6th Street
  • Continue onto 6th Street
  • Independence Visitor Center will be on your left directly after Arch Street 

 

Coming from New Jersey

  • Take US-30 W toward Camden/B Franklin Br (Portions toll) (Crossing into Pennsylvania).
  • Keep right at the fork in the ramp
  • Keep left at the fork in the ramp
  • Stay straight to go onto N 5th St
  • Turn left onto Callowhill Street
  • Take the 1st left onto N 6th Street
  • Continue onto 6th Street
  • Independence Visitor Center will be on your left directly after Arch Street

 

 

Parking

There is meter street parking available in the area as well as parking garages 

 

We recommend parking at the AutoPark at Independence Mall which is located right below Independence Mall. Entrances to the garages are on 6th Street and 5th Street between Market and Arch Streets. Click here for more information

 

 

Septa Bus Routes ( please check the Septa website to see if routes will be disrupted due to race)

The Market-Frankford Elevated Line has a stop at the corner of 5th and Market Streets

Buses that stop on Market Street are 17, 33, 38, 44 and 48

Buses that stop on Chestnut Street (one block south of Market Street) 9, 21, and 42

 The 57 Bus will also stop at the corner of 3rd and Market Streets (north bound) and at 4th and Market Streets (south bound) which is just one (or two) blocks east of Independence Mall