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 this block 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.
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
Located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia and within walking distance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Love Park, the Franklin Institute, Barnes Foundation and more. Enjoy the indoor pool, state-of-the-art Sheraton Fitness Center Programmed by Core Performance, free internet access. Discounted Self-Parking of $20 per day.
Reserve your $159.00 room rate by calling 1-800-325-3535 and ask for the CGI Racing Athlete room block or book online at CGI Racing Room Block 2017
Holiday Inn Express Midtown
Convenient to the city’s shopping, historical, cultural areas and Philadelphia’s famous Restaurant Row. Guest will enjoy a complimentary Deluxe Breakfast Bar, free wireless high speed internet and free Optimal Fitness gym passes. Overnight parking is $27 per day with in/out privileges.
Reserve your $179.00 room rate by calling 888-752-5341 and mention Group Code: LV7 or book online at: Holiday Inn Express Philly Love Run
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 $42.45* (*subject to change).
Reserve your $219.00 room rate by calling 1-800-EMBASSY and mention Group Code: LRH/CGI Racing, or book online at: Embassy Suites 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.