Prestigious sports medicine physicians to serve as Official Medical Team for annual community tradition welcoming more than 11,000 runners on Sunday, March 27, 2022
PHILADELPHIA – February 16, 2022 – The Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon today announced a renewed partnership with Penn Orthopaedics for the 6th year.
The annual half-marathon and 7.6K will take place in the City of Brotherly Love on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 7:30 a.m.
The Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon serves as an opportunity for runners of all levels to kick-off the springtime running season. This partnership supports the race’s longtime vision of providing runners with a high-quality running experience and to promote Philadelphians living an active and healthy lifestyle. Race registration has sold-out for each of the event’s previous 6 years and limited registrations for both the half-marathon and 7.6k are available online at LoveRunPhilly.com.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Penn Orthopaedics at the Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon & 7.6K, the kickoff to the spring running season. Our last race drew over 10,000 runners and we expect to surpass that field number in 2022,” said Michele Redrow, Race Director. “It is always our goal to provide our runners with top-notch medical expertise. Partnering with Penn Orthopaedics and their medical team provides us the confidence that our runners are receiving the highest level of care in the nation.”
As the official medical team of the 2022 Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon, Penn Sports Medicine physicians will provide race day medical expertise to runners, which includes medical aid stations along the course led by volunteer physicians, nurses and staff.
“Penn Orthopaedics is proud to once again partner with the Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon. After a two year hiatus from the race due to the pandemic, our team of physicians, athletic trainers, therapists, and nurses is eager to return to providing expert care to the athletes on race day,” said Alexis Tingan, MD, Medical Director of the Love Run and Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Surgery at Penn Medicine. “The Penn team will also provide training to the nurses, paramedics, EMTs and athletic training volunteers that are staffing the event on race day.”
As part of the partnership with the Love Run, specialists from Penn Orthopaedics will share expertise on topics ranging from injury-prevention to recovery tips for experienced and new distance runners.
Race day begins on Sunday morning adjacent to the scenic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, surrounded by stunning views of the city skyline. Participants begin their 13.1-mile journey on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, running through Philadelphia’s historic City Center passing some of the Nation’s most historic landmarks including Independence Hall. The route takes athletes back past friends and family lining the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Park along the Schuylkill River before a “sprint” to the finish at Eakins Oval and iconic “Rocky Steps.”
For further information about the Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon or to register for the 2020 race, visit LoveRunPhilly.com.
About Love Run Philly
The 6th annual Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon returns to the City of Brotherly Love on Sunday, March 27, 2022.
The kickoff race for the spring running season, is a convenient hometown race that includes a start and finish line festival all taking place just steps away from the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art. Featuring an historic flat and fast course that showcases the scenic downtown Center City, race day begins at 7:30 a.m. with the half-marathon and 7,6k. Runners will enjoy one of the most scenic race courses in the United States with spectacular views along the route. The Love Run Philadelphia half marathon was named “2015 & 2016 Best half marathon, best race shirt, Best Race Swag” in the Best of Competitor competition, by Competitor Magazine. You get a commemorative coffee mug, a premium tech shirt, a vanity bib and an incredible finish medal, The Love Run Philly is known as the race that loves you back.
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