Love Run Philly 2021 Postponed Until Spring 2022
We would like to first thank each of you for your patience and support as this has been a very challenging time for all of us.
After several months of correspondence and discussions with the city and other stakeholders we have concluded that the best path forward for all is to postpone the Love Run until it’s traditional spring date of March 27, 2021.
There were many factors involved with our decision but when it came right down to it, it was about You, our customer, our local running community and the safest path forward for the local community as a whole.
Commitment To You, Our Customer
First and foremost is our commitment to producing the highest quality and safest event that affords every runner an exceptional experience. The Love Run traditionally takes more than a year to produce. We did not find it feasible, with less than 7 weeks, to produce a race of this magnitude at the highest quality you have come to expect of us.
We are also committed to the community we race in. Currently there is a plethora of fall races, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but simply adding another to the mix seemed to dilute the calendar rather than enhance it. The majority of our 2021 athletes have indicated a desire to defer to 2022 so that they can either wait out the uncertainty of the coming months or take advantage of the already unprecedented fall racing schedule. It is a priority for us that we are the best partners we can be within our local community.
We truly feel it’s in everyone’s best interest if we concentrate our efforts toward making the 2022 Love Run Philly the best it has ever been.
Again, we can’t thank you enough for supporting us and we cannot wait to be back together again in 2022.
Registration for the 2022 Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon will open on 9/15/21.
A complimentary slot will be reserved for all deferred athletes and you will be eligible for entry into the 2022 or 2023 Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon. You will NOT be automatically entered into the 2022 or 2023. You must re-enter using the complimentary code which will be sent to you on or about 10/15/21. You will not be able to enter when general registration opens on 9/29/21. You must re-enter the race by 12/15/21 or you forfeit your complimentary entry. We must have all runners complete the form and re-enter the race, so we can get an accurate total of available slots for the 2022 race.
If you do not receive your code by 11/15 please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the SUBJECT LINE: DEFERRAL ENTRY LOST CODE.
2020 DEFERRAL CODES
I received my deferral code but didn’t use it yet, can I still use it?
Yes go ahead and register for the 2022 Love Run Philly using that code.
I want to transfer from the virtual to the 2022 Love Run.
- Log into your MyEvents.ACTIVE.com
- Choose 2022 Love Run Philadelphia half marathon
- Choose the “Change category” button to make updates to your registration and switch to the in-person distance of your choice. Note: if you switch to a longer distance you will be prompted to pay the difference in entry fees.
I am a 2022 deferred athlete but want to defer to the 2023 Love Run Philly.
Email Suzanne, email@example.com and she will switch you.
Virtual Run – will not take place until the 2022. You must submit a deferral request form even if you are doing the virtual run and will need to re-enter the 2022 race once your complimentary code has been sent to you in November. If you do not re-enter the race you will forfeit your virtual entry.
Capacity. As a result of 2020 and 2021 deferrals we will likely hit course capacity well in advance of race weekend. Once capacity is reached we will not be able to accept any additional registrations. PLEASE do not wait until the week of the race to attempt to register. We will not be able to accommodate ANY additional runners once we hit capacity and you will forfeit your complimentary if you do not enter prior to the sell out.
We anticipate confirming our date for the Fall Love Run 2021 in the very near future. Registration will open as soon as we secure the date. Limited slots will be available due to the 2020 and March 28th 2021 deferrals.
The following are the most recent state and city COVID 19 updates:
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is aligned with CDC guidelines that allow fully vaccinated people to resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial regulations, including local business and workplace guidelines.
The City of Philadelphia announced that as of May 21, 2021, fully vaccinated people can resume outdoor activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by local business guidelines. Mask-wearing mandates remain in place for indoor activities.