Philadelphia, PA
November 17 & 18, 2018


Join Athletes vs Epilepsy for the 25th Anniversary of the AACR Philadelphia Marathon, Dietz & Watson Half Marathon & Rothman Institute 8K

Our Athletes vs Epilepsy Team is celebrating November’s Epilepsy Awareness Month together in the City of Brotherly Love to raise funds and awareness for the Epilepsy Foundation. Philadelphia is consistently listed among the top ten courses in the country, with a scenic course, fan-friendly atmosphere, flat terrain, and mellow weather ideal for runners. 

Join other Athletes vs Epilepsy participating in the Philadelphia Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K November 17 & 18, 2018 and raise funds to help the Epilepsy Foundation and the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania to continue its mission to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.  Your efforts will raise awareness in support of the 3.4 million people in the United States who have epilepsy. 

Each Athlete vs Epilepsy will receive:

  • Entry paid by Athletes vs Epilepsy
  • Personalized Athletes vs Epilepsy online fundraising page to tell the story of why you are running!
  • Your choice of an Athletes vs Epilepsy Performance racing t-shirt or singlet!
  • Fundraising tips!
  • Invitation to the race weekend activities!

As a member of an Athletes vs Epilepsy 2018 Philadelphia team, you are committing to fundraising minimum requirement of $850 for the Marathon; $650 for the Half Marathon; or $500 for the 8K.  You are responsible for any difference in funds not raised by December 18, 2018.  EF will charge any outstanding balance on December 19, 2018.  Registration deadline is November 8, 2018.

Please Note the Age Requirements:

The AACR Philadelphia Marathon has adopted the following age participation policies by event distance: 16 and older for the Marathon; 14 and older for the Dietz & Watson Half Marathon; 12 and older for the Rothman Institute 8K; and 6-12 for the Kids Fun Run. All youth race participants under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian's signed authorization on the official event application and waiver. Be prepared to provide proof of age when picking up a minor's race packet.

Athletes vs Epilepsy continues to add fun and exciting events for you to participate in while raising funds for a meaningful cause. If you are interested in participating in an Athletes vs Epilepsy signature event bookmark in your web browser for easy access and sign up for the Epilepsy Foundation’s Enewsletter to receive updates on new events and activities to participate.


About Athletes vs Epilepsy

Athletes vs. Epilepsy is a nationwide program for athletes of all ages and levels, coaches, volunteers and fans.  The goal is to raise awareness, build participation, and help fund the Epilepsy Foundation’s mission to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy, and research to accelerate ideas into therapies. The initiative helps to bring epilepsy awareness to all sports through participation by athletes of all ages and skill levels as well as their supportive friends, family, and fans.

The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that people with epilepsy can experience all that life has to offer. Athletes vs. Epilepsy affirms this positive message and embodies it through action and the belief that anyone, regardless of athletic talent, can help to fundraise and raise awareness.

YOU can make a difference in your life and in the lives of others. Donate to the cause through our team fundraising page or join the Athletes vs. Epilepsy initiative.  Visit for more information and opportunities to get involved.