Frequently Asked Love Run Questions
General Information

Race Date: March 24, 2024

Start Time: 7:30 am

Start Location: Eakins Oval

GPS: 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130


The medical command center will be at the finish line along with a medical spotter tent.

Medical will be positioned on mobile units along the course with a med station at mile 9.

Please make sure you fill out the emergency info label on the back of your bid and share your bib number with loved ones. Due to HIPPA laws we cannot give out any athlete information other than bib number.


How do I get my race packet?

All runners must pick up their packets at the Expo either Friday 3:00 – 6:30 pm or Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. There is no race day packet pickup. Runners may pick up other runners packets with a copy of photo ID.

What is the minimum age to participate in the race?

13, however anyone under 13 but older than 10 may participate as long as they are accompanied by a registered adult through the entire course.

Can I sell or give my bib to someone else?

No. You may not sell or transfer your bib to another person. Please do not do this as you jeopardize not only that runners safety but the safety of other runners on the course. We offer a very flexible refund policy in the event you cannot race. It is posted under Event Info.

What if I bandit the race?

This is not only unfair because everyone else paid the entry fee but it is truly a safety issue. We plan the course, the medical, the water, the replacement gels/fluids based upon the total entrants. If you bandit the race you are jeopardizing the safety of our legitimate runners. We also provide finish medals to those who have registered and if you, as a bandit, take a medal there is a chance that others (again who legitimately entered to run the race) will not receive one. Not cool.

Can I get a refund?

Please refer to our refund policy posted online.


What are the locations for the Port-a-johns?

Port-a-johns are located at the start/finish line area. Additionally, Port-a-johns will be located at about every water stop on the course.

What are the types and where are the locations for the replacement fluids?

All hydration stations will have water. Gatorade and water will be at all water stops except WS1. GU will be at WS 4.

Can I use a baby jogger, roller blades, scooter or bike?

No. These items are all strictly prohibited from the race course.

What is average weather on race day?

Average low is 39 degrees and the average high is 56 degrees with the average precipitation .12″. Very similar to the Philadelphia Marathon.


How long will the finish festival be open for the Half Marathon?

The finish area will be until 1:00 pm.

Can I use headphones or earbuds?

The rule prohibiting headphones is no longer enforced by USATF; however, The BMW Love RunHalf Marathon recommends you do not wear them during the race. Runners’ ability to hear and react to situations and directions given by race officials is very important. Your safety is always our topmost concern.

Is there a gear check?

Gear check will be located in the main event area at the finish line which is within walking distance to the start.

Is the race walker friendly?

Absolutely. You must hit mile four in 1 hour and 20 minutes of start and you must complete the race in 3.5 hours otherwise you can finish but unsupported.


Results will be posted unofficially as soon as you cross the finish line with official results posted with in a few hours of the completion of the race.

Race Photos will be posted with in 48 hours of race day.

There are no refunds issued after the race.

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