"You know what, the rain doesn't bother you. You're going to get wet, big deal, that's just part of it. It keeps you a little bit cooler," he said.
John and Karen Gibble lost their friend Dave Ferguson last year and said the Broad Street Run was the next run he planned on participating in.
So they put a team together in his honor.
"We were happy to be out there, thinking of Dave, and smiling the whole way," Karen said.
She says for her, the run was cathartic.
"You know other people are out there with you. You're in it together, thinking about all the races he ran and the relationship we had," she said.
For Karen, John and the rest of team Ferg, the next leg of their race includes less running and a little more relaxation.
"Take a hot shower, and drink some beer, absolutely," John said.
A lot of the runners like the ones on team Ferg say the run was a wet yet wonderful Philadelphia experience.
Chris Golub came from Brooklyn, New York, and stood in the rain for hours with his 9 month old and 2-year-old to cheer on his wife, brother-in-law, sister-in-law and a couple of friends.
"It definitely is motivating. I think it takes your mind off being tired a little bit. You feel the energy of the crowd, it gets your adrenaline going," Mike said.
Bob Germanovich braved the weather to cheer on his friend Meg and says he's just returning the favor, so a little rain is nothing.
"I couldn't exactly tell her no after she stood in the rain for three hours waiting for me to come to the finish line of a triathlon," Germanovich said.
Mike says the picturesque views of Philadelphia seen on the run make it worth it, rain or shine.
"You should do it. You should try it one time, it's really fun. Everyone who does it, I think loves it and wants to do it again. It's not an overwhelmingly intimidating distance. I think it's good for a first big race," he said.