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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Penn Relays

 
 
The Penn Relays Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
1. The Penn Relays Marker
Inscription. Founded 1895 on this site. Officially named The Penn Relay Carnival and hosted annually by the University of Pennsylvania. It gained recognition as the world's first and largest track and field relay meet and the nation's longest uninterrupted collegiate meet. The Relays have drawn top high school and college athletes from the U.S. and elsewhere and have been the scene of numerous American and world records.
 
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.067′ N, 75° 11.441′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on S 33rd Street. Touch for map. The marker is located near the Franklin Field track entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 S 33rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. ENIAC (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philadelphia General Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walter Golaski (approx. 0.4 miles away); Commodore David Porter (approx. 0.7 miles away);
The Penn Relays Marker is in front of this building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
2. The Penn Relays Marker is in front of this building
The Woodlands (approx. 0.7 miles away); Paul Philippe Cret (approx. mile away); Schuylkill Arsenal (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Sports
 
The Penn Relays Marker is near the statue of Benjamin Franklin image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
3. The Penn Relays Marker is near the statue of Benjamin Franklin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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