Deadline for bid submission: Friday, June 23, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. EST. Please submit all required materials as a single PDF file to Robert T. Allen at

The Philadelphia City Fund and the City of Philadelphia Managing Director’s Office seek to engage a Security Director provide the following services for the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend:

  • Evaluate and assess Philadelphia Marathon Weekend for vulnerabilities and implement best practices for overall security of events
  • Coordinate and manage all private security services and/or firms hired by Philadelphia Marathon Weekend
  • Act as primary liaison between Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Executive Team and local/regional law enforcement partners

The successful candidate will be the person or firm who best demonstrates the knowledge, experience, and ability to effectively perform the work as outlined in the full Request for Bids.

Now in its 30th year, the Philadelphia Marathon is composed of three days of events (November 17-19, 2023) featuring the Philadelphia Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, the Nemours Children’s Run, the Rothman Orthopaedics 8K, the 13.1 Mile Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon and the 26.2 Mile AACR Philadelphia Marathon. The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend is supported by its fiscal agent, the Philadelphia City Fund.