How to Get Here & Where To Stay

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Getting Here

The start and finish are at Eakins Oval.

GPS 2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130


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.

Location Details

The BMW Love Run Philadelphia half marathon 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.


There is parking along and around many side streets of the race site. Be sure to lock your vehicle.

Below are several parking options. Call ahead as rates and availability may have changed.

23rd & Cherry Streets, Patriot Parking, Inc., (215) 772-1511 22nd & Walden Streets, Central Parking System, (215) 563-3650 19th & Callowhill Streets, Philadelphia Parking Authority, (215) 683-9813 23rd & Arch Streets, Central Parking System, (215) 563-3650.

222 North 20th Street, Standard Parking, (215) 448-1391
1815 Cherry Street, LAZ Parking, (215) 496-1070
16th & Race (Sheraton Hotel), Standard Parking, (215) 448-2000
1815 JFK Boulevard, Patriot Parking, Inc., (215) 405-0790/ (215) 772-1511
1901 JFK Boulevard, Central Parking System, (215) 557-3721
36 S. 19th Street, Standard Parking, (215) 215-561-1187
1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, The Windsor Suites, (215) 569-0899

The BMW Love Run Philly has no direct relationship with any of the companies listed. Some lots are available for parking despite no attendant upon entering, with payment upon exit.

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