By Car: Philadelphia is conveniently located just 2 hours from New York City and 2.5 hours from Washington, D.C. Major access routes include I-95, I-76, I-476, along with the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Turnpikes.
By Rail: Amtrak operates from 30th Street Station in Philadelphia with service along the Northeast Corridor. 30th Street Station is just a few minutes cab ride (or about a four minute run) from Center City.
By Air: Philadelphia International Airport is served by most major airlines. Several new discount air carriers provide affordable and convenient flights into Philadelphia. A cab ride from Philadelphia International Airport to Center City takes approximately 20 minutes for a rate of $30. Or, take the high-speed SEPTA train departing the airport every 30 minutes with service to Center City. One-way train fare is $7.00.
Reserve your rooms early as these blocks will fill up very fast! Be sure to enter or mention the Group Code in order to receive the discounted room rate.
Below you’ll find great Philadelphia hotels available for the Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon.
The Windsor Suites
Located on the Ben Franklin Parkway less than a mile from the race Start & Finish. Offering a spacious suite with living and dining space, full kitchens with refrigerators. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, luxury bath products, Keurig K-Cup Coffee Maker with premium coffee & teas, and more.
Reserve your Suite* by calling 1-877-784-8379 and mention Group Code: Love Run – Runners Group
*Studio Suites – King Standard at $176 and Studio Suite w/2 Doubles are $186.
Embassy Suites Hotel Center City
Located on historic Logan Square on the Ben Franklin Parkway and just a short walk away from the race start/finish. Your spacious King suite includes a living room with a sofa bed, refrigerator, microwave and more. Overnight parking available at $53 inclusive.
Reserve your $229 room rate by calling 1-800-EMBASSY and mention Group Code: CGI Racing Love Run, or book online at: Embassy Suites Philadelphia
Explore the comfort and fresh, contemporary vibe at the all-new Sonesta Philadelphia. A premier choice among hotels in Philadelphia, enjoy spacious, modern accommodations and luxurious amenities while staying in the heart of downtown and only steps away from Rittenhouse Square.
Reserve your $149 room rate online at: Sonesta Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Love Run will begin and end at the iconic (and beautiful might we add) Museum of Art; right at the foot of the famous “Rocky” steps where you and loved ones can capture your unforgettable finish.
GPS: 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130
Due to Homeland Security precautions Ben Franklin Parkway will be closed from 20th street through the Art Museum on race morning. Please plan accordingly and allow extra time for arrival and parking.
Center City is compact and very walkable. If you don’t feel like walking (or running) we would suggest public transportation.
Philadelphia’s mass transit system, SEPTA, offers two subway lines, regional rail service to and from the surrounding suburbs, and bus service throughout the city. Several SEPTA buses (Nos. 7, 32, 38, 43, and 48) currently serve the Museum area.
Please check with SEPTA at (215) 580-7800 for information about schedules, drop-off and pick-up locations, and route detours. Don’t forget to get information on SEPTA’s unlimited access one-day pass – you wouldn’t want to miss any part of our great City while your here.
To catch a cab in Center City, just head for the nearest street corner and flag one down. Or call the City Cab Company (215) 492-6500 or Quaker City Cab (215) 726-6000.
If you get to the race early enough, you may also find free street parking in and around the race area.
There are several parking lots and garages conveniently located on or near Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Discount parking coupons for select Central Parking System locations are available at www.philadelphia.centralparking.com under the “Attractions” tab. Be sure to call ahead as rates and availability are subject to change.
The Love Run Half Marathon has no direct relationship with any parking companies. Some lots are available for parking without an attendant upon entering, with payment upon exit.