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2022 Appearances & Speaking Engagements:

Mark Sullivan speaks to a group of runners and walkers and offers some last minute tips for race day before leading them in a pre-race fun run & walk.

Mark Sullivan serves as marathon course expert and answers participants’ questions about the course at the expo.

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Mark Sullivan shares stories of his marathon experiences as he speaks at an annual pasta party. 

2022 AACR Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend

On Friday, November 18, Mark Sullivan will be honored at the Mayor’s Press Conference and Opening Ceremonies as one of the two original Philadelphia Marathon LEGacy Runners.

The press conference and opening ceremonies will take place in the main hall just outside the entrance to the Health & Fitness Expo at the Philadelphia Convention Center, located at 12th & Arch Streets. Times to be announced.

Mark Sullivan will again be serving as course expert at the 2022 Philadelphia Marathon Health & Fitness Expo and will present course overview seminars with information on how to run your best for the half marathon and full marathon courses on Friday, November 18 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and again on Saturday, November 19 the full marathon at 4 p.m.

Check back for additional opportunities to connect with Coach Mark during Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend.

In addition to his other duties, Mark will once again be running the 2022 Philadelphia Marathon as part of the AACR Runners For Research Team. For more information about this dedicated group of individuals, or to make a donation, click here.


Additional 2022 appearances will be posted as scheduled. Please continue to check back for dates and times.


AACR Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Training Kick-Off Event

Join Coach Mark Sullivan along with Bart Yasso and the team from Philadelphia Runner on Saturday, June 25 starting at 7 a.m. at the base of the steps in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum for the 2022 AACR Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Kick-Off Training Run. The will be four different measured distances from which to choose including 5K, and 5, 8, or 10 miles. This will also be an official AACR Runners For Research event.

After participating in the run, Coach Mark will stick around all morning to talk with participants and to answer any questions about training for and racing the Philadelphia Marathon, and to share insights about the course.

(More information about this free June 25 event and the AACR can be found on the Philadelphia Marathon web site. Click here.)



Philadelphia Half Marathon Weekend Training Kick-Off Event

On Saturday, September 24, Coach Mark Sullivan and Bart Yasso will be co-hosting the Half Marathon Kick-Off Training Run for 2022 Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon and training run for the Philadelphia Marathon. This will also be an official AACR Runners For Research event.

As always, Mark will answer any questions about training for and/or racing the Philadelphia Half Marathon, and will share insights about the course.


Coach Mark Sullivan speaks to runners and walkers after a kick-off run for the Philadelphia Marathon.

Mark addresses a group of runners (including Marathon Legend, Bill Rogers) before leading them in a short pre-marathon shake out run.