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.
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.