Love Run Philadelphia

Sun 31st Mar 2019 • by Motiv Running
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

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Tickets $55–$99

  • Road
  • Closed roads
  • Flat
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Sold out last year
  • 10000 participants

From the organiser

Yo Philly! This is your chance to be part of the biggest, amazing kickoff to spring!

The Love Run Philadelphia half marathon has quickly become Philadelphias 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.

Not ready for the half marathon try the #allcity5K.

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!

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    7:30am Sun 31st Mar 2019
    Tickets available
  2. 7k

    Run 7km
    7:30am Sun 31st Mar 2019
    Tickets available
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What’s Included


Voted Best Race Shirt

Half Marathon Runners

Super soft, premium, long sleeve tech shirt so incredibly nice you might not want to run in it!

Epic finish Medal

Commemorative mug

Free finish beer and awesome finish party

Vanity Bib

Free training plans

Course Details

Half Marathon Course:

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

You will run the awesome streets of Philadelphia passing some of the Nations most historical landmarks to wind back past friends and family lining the Benjamin Franklin Parkway where you will enter Fairmount Park. You will run through the picturesque roads of the park to make your “sprint” to the finish in front of Eakins Oval and home of the “Rocky Steps”.

The course will take you on roads you love to run with some new, exciting additions and offers many areas where your family and friends can cheer you on.

More Center City – Less Hills

The Love Run takes you through even more of downtown Philly which means just one small hill in Fairmount Park. Making for a super fast, super fun course!

Again we are …the race that loves you back –  always improving to offer you the best half marathon experience.

Time Limit: 3.5 hours

Raceday Logistics


Race Start Time for Both Distances 7:30 AM

7:25 AM – National anthem


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Finish Line Festival

9:00 AM – 5K Awards Presentation to Overall Winners Only – AG awards are mailed to all winners.

10:00 AM – Half Marathon Awards Presentation to Overall Winners Only – AG awards are mailed to all winners.

11:00 AM – Course Closes


What would your incredible accomplishment be without an unforgettable celebration at the Finish Line Festival with family, friends and fun!

Team VIP area will feature thousands of team members celebrating and tailgating. Teams with 20 or more are awarded their own tent and/or private port a potty.

Don’t miss the CGI Racing prize patrol tossing out tons of great free prizes from the main stage.  Enjoy Philly Phavorites like soft pretzels, Tastykakes and other delicious post race fare.

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 expires on 2.15.19.

This option is offered on the entry form. This option is limited and based on availability.

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

Friday, March 29th 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm or Saturday, March 30th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

You must have the following to get your packet:

  1. Your confirmation form which will be emailed to you the week of the race.
  2.  You must present photo ID when picking up your packet.

3. Have a friend get it for you.

You must give them a copy of your photo id.


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.


If you get to the race early enough, you may also find free street parking in and around the race area.

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.

Kit List

There are no specific kit requirements for this race


To make your experience the best ever here are a few tips for race day:

Make sure you know your runners bib number. Due to HIPPA laws we cannot give out any athlete information.

Know your runner’s estimated finish time. This way you won’t make your loved ones stand at the finish line for hours.

You will be able to see your runner several times without leaving Eakins Oval; a) at the start, b) at about 4 miles and c) the finish line.


Raise money for your non-profit while having a great time!

More than 2,000 volunteers are needed to assist on race weekend. Volunteers are in integral part of the Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon bringing energy and enthusiasm to tens of thousands of runners.

Enter to Volunteer & Raise Money Now! Head to the Motiv site and then the volunteer section to sign up

We will make a generous donation to your organization for volunteering on race weekend. The donation is based upon the number of volunteers you provide. We require a minimum of (20) volunteers for any group volunteer donation.


Friends, families, groups of any kind, we would love for you to be a part of this special weekend. We would love for your group to support and cheer our runners to finish. Bring your cowbells, clappers and big old cheers and help them finish strong.



The medical command center will be at the finish line along with a medical spotter tent.

Medical will be positioned on mobile units along the course with a med station at mile 9.

Please make sure you fill out the emergency info label on the back of your bid and share your bib number with loved ones. Due to HIPPA laws we cannot give out any athlete information other than bib number.

How do I get my race packet?

All runners must pick up their packets at the Expo either Friday 3:00 – 6:30 pm or Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. There is no race day packet pickup. Runners may pick up other runners packets with a copy of photo ID.

What is the minimum age to participate in the race?

13, however anyone under 13 but older than 10 may participate as long as they are accompanied by a registered adult through the entire course.

Can I sell or give my bib to someone else?

No. You may not sell or transfer your bib to another person. Please do not do this as you jeopardize not only that runners safety but the safety of other runners on the course. We offer a very flexible refund policy in the event you cannot race. It is posted under Event Info.

What if I bandit the race?

This is not only unfair because everyone else paid the entry fee but it is truly a safety issue. We plan the course, the medical, the water, the replacement gels/fluids based upon the total entrants. If you bandit the race you are jeopardising the safety of our legitimate runners. We also provide finish medals to those who have registered and if you, as a bandit, take a medal there is a chance that others (again who legitimately entered to run the race) will not receive one. Not cool.

Can I use a baby jogger, roller blades, scooter or bike?

No. These items are all strictly prohibited from the race course.

Can I use headphones or earbuds?

The rule prohibiting headphones is no longer enforced by USATF; however, the Love Run Half Marathon recommends you do not wear them during the race. Runners’ ability to hear and react to situations and directions given by race officials is very important. Your safety is always our topmost concern.

Is there a gear check?

Gear check will be located in the main event area at the finish line which is within walking distance to the start.

Is the race walker friendly?

Absolutely. You must hit mile four in 1 hour and 20 minutes of start and you must complete the race in 3.5 hours otherwise you can finish but unsupported.

Epic Finish Medal

Can you say BLING?! It’s all about the finish medal, right? Big medal, big accomplishment. Wear it proudly.

Commemorative Mug

Every runner gets this glass coffee mug. Add this to your Love Run collectors series.


Free Finish Beer & Awesome Finish Party

Be sure to celebrate your incredible finish with a free beer, great music, tons of giveaways & fabulous food!


Vanity Bib

Think Vanity Plate and be creative! Put your message on your bib..a nickname, a cause, your name (boring).

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