This year, more than 40,000 runners have signed up to participate in the Blue Cross Broad Street Run, but beyond that, the event is expected to be an economic boon for the city, based on numbers exclusively given to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Now in its 36th year, the 10-mile run is the largest city-sponsored race in the country, according to a spokesman. It’s also the eighth-largest race in the country, according to Running USA, with more than 32,000 finishers in 2013.
The run is expected to fill about 1,800 hotel room nights and generate about $6.5 million in economic impact to Philadelphia. Run-related spending is expected to generate about $200,000 in local tax revenue.
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