The Race That Loves You Back
Race Info
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March 25, 2018  7:30 am

Registration opens on September 15, 2017. 150 Lucky winners get in on opening day for half price! That’s just $32.00 to race Philadelphia’s best spring half marathon.

Entry Fee:

$65.00 Opening Day September 15, 2017

$70.00 Thru 9.30.17

The Love Run Philadelphia half marathon has quickly become Philadelphia’s premier spring half marathon. Your love of running combined with all the great sights and sounds you love about Philadelphia! Join thousands from around the nation for an unforgettable weekend to kickoff Spring in the City of Brotherly LOVE.

The Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon course will start and finish at the beautiful Art Museum at Eakins Oval.

The course will take you through even more of downtown Philly which means less hills in Fairmount Park. Making for a super fast, super fun course.  From the great perks to the epic finish festival..this is why they call us the race that loves you back!

Confirmation

Go to your myevents.active.com, log into your Active passport and locate the Love Run event to confirm your registration.

That was easy!

Having trouble finding your Confirmation on Active?

Email Suzanne Negro on our team and she will assist you.

Packet Pickup

There is no packet pick up race morning.

We offer several great options to get your packet.

1. Have it mailed to you.

This option is offered on the entry form. This option is limited and based on availability. All packets will be mailed out in mid March. If you do not receive your packet by 3/20 please email Dee at [email protected].

2. Pick it up at the health and fitness expo.

Friday, March 23rd 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm or Saturday, March 24th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pennsylvania Convention Center/Hall F, 1100 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

3. Have a friend get it for you.

You must give them a copy of your photo id.
You must present photo ID when picking up your packet.

You may pick up other runners packets with a copy of their photo ID.

Rules

You must be able to complete the half marathon in 3.5 hours or less.

Race numbers are required to participate – no bandits please.

All participants must sign the Love Run waiver form.

You must be at least 13 years old to participate.

You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge.

You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing tag.

Coaches, baby-joggers, bikes, dogs, in-line skates, skateboards or dogs will not be allowed on the course.

If you attempt to sell your race number, you may be banned from future racing.

Walkers Welcome

Please note – while all runners will be chip timed, the course cut off will be determined from the official start of the race or gun time.  We have factored in the time it will take for the last corrals to cross the start line. Please plan your training accordingly.  If you do not make the cutoff, you may finish unsupported.

Registration Opens 9.15.17!
March 25, 2018

Opening day 150 runners get in for half price! Kickoff your spring running season with the City's best, spring half marathon.

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Directions

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.

Transportation

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.

PARKING INFORMATION

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.

GETTING TO PHILADELPHIA

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.

Cancellations

There is NO rain date, We Go Rain or Shine. In case of inclement weather, management reserves the right to cancel/alter/modify the race/course for safety concerns. In any case, there will be no refunds of race entry fees. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid. There is no complimentary race entry to a future race. All monies collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration. We pledge to make every effort to produce a fair, safe and exciting event for all. Any decision we make to go forth with the race is based on the overall event safety.

Transfers + Credits

REFUND POLICY

Entry fees are non-refundable. 

We appreciate you, as our customer, and understand that sometimes you just can’t make the race. We have created a great policy that offers you several different options, in the event you cannot attend on race day. You may choose only one of the options below:

Defer Your Entry: You may defer your entry to another date or event within the CGI Racing event portfolio. Deferrals are allowed and must be processed by the Event registration manager. An administration fee of $25 will be charged in the event you defer. Deferrals expire after 12 months. Athlete may request a deferral by submitting an email request prior to March 1st.

Purchase Event Protection: Booking Protect is offered through the ACTIVE Network, and provides insurance to runners so that they can get their entry fees back if they can’t participate in running events for covered reasons. The product, called Booking Protect is located in the registration path on Active. All refunds and claims will go through Booking Protect.

Transfers: You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. Bib transfers are allowed for an administration charge of $25 and must be processed through the ACTIVE Network registration portal no later than March 1st.

Event Partners

We’re proud to partner with these great brands to bring you an incredible event experience. Whether you’re drenched in sweat, dressed in costume or immersed in music, you've worked hard to get there and deserve to have the best time possible.

Become a Partner

Penn Medicine is the official sponsor of the Love Run
UPS is the official delivery service of the Love Run