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Penn Sports Medicine Kicks Out the Jams at 2016 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon and 5k Events

Runners on city street

It's race season, and the City of Brotherly Love is about to get rocked.

Penn Sports Medicine is the official medical team for the 2016 Rock ‘n Roll Philadelphia races in which 17,000 runners are expected to attend.

“We are excited to be a part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia races,” says John M. Vasudevan MD, Medical Director for Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia and assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Penn Medicine. “Although we hope that the participants will not require medical assistance on race day, our medical team is well equipped to assist anyone who might need it. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Race Series is a great event for the running community in Philadelphia, and we will be ready to celebrate the success and protect the health of the runners.”

Penn Sports Medicine physicians will supervise medical staff and volunteers at mobile medical tents along the course and finish line for both the Half Marathon and 5K events.

About the Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Races

This year marks the 39th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. On the ‘fast and flat’ 5K and 13.1 mile courses through Center City, runners will enjoy live music and entertainment with the half marathon event ending in a headliner concert.

Race Events

  • 5K: Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 am
  • Half Marathon: Sunday, September 18 at 7:30 am

About Penn Sports Medicine

Penn Sports Medicine specialists treat a diverse range of patients from weekend warriors to elite athletes - providing comprehensive care for active individuals of all ages and abilities.

With patients, we create personalized care plans for the appropriate diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for their particular sports injury so that they can get back to doing what they love.

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