Meet Love Run Legacy Runner: Keith R.

Meet Love Run Legacy Runner: Keith R.

This week, we meet Love Run Legacy Runner Keith R. Keith is a Phys Ed teacher who also teaches High School track. He ran his first race 8 years ago and since has completed 6 marathons, 1 full Ironman, and countless half marathons. 

As a reminder, a Legacy Runner is someone who will be running their 5th consecutive Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon. They have experienced every kind of weather element a runner can have and they are coming back for more! Are you running your 5th consecutive year and would like to be featured? Emails us at

Tell us a little about yourself when it comes to running.

I am a physical education teacher and H.S. track coach.  I am passionate about running.  It has positively changed my life in so many ways. I did my first race 8 years ago and since I have done 6 marathons, 1 full Ironman, and countless half marathons.  Running keeps me happy and healthy.

What was it like for you running that first year?

I really enjoyed the course.  I liked running thru the streets and landmarks in the beginning part of the race. The back half of the race was flat and felt very fast.  I knew I had to come back and do it again. 

Why do you keep coming back year after year?

I keep coming back for a variety of reasons.  I like the fact it is not too far from me (I live in central NJ), the temps are usually comfortably cool, and it is a fast course.  But my favorite part is running up the Rocky steps after the race. 

How long do you plan on keeping your Love Run streak going?

As long as I am healthy I am going to keep it going.

Is there anything you would like to see added/changed about the race?

I cannot think of anything.

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