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Half Marathon Course:

The 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

Logistics and schedule


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.


Spectators are welcome and encouraged. They are a big part of the awesome atmosphere at the Philly Love Run.
If you are watching a friend or loved one make sure you know their bib number in advance as this information cannot be passed out publicly - HIPPA rules. And, if you want to be waiting for them at the finish line, get there ahead of their estimated finishing time so you can give them a big (sweaty) hug on arrival.
The best viewing points are at the start, the 4 mile mark, and the finish.


Volunteers are essential to the Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon. Each year, the event relies on an army of over 2,000 dedicated volunteers to assist with setting up, managing and dismantling the course. Much like the spectators, they are a huge part of the atmosphere and what makes the Love Run such a great event.

Generous donations will be made to the charity of choice of volunteer groups of 20 persons or more. So grab some friends and sign up soon. The more volunteers, the larger the donation.

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Whoever it is that is racing, be it family or friends, or maybe you just want to watch, we encourage you to take part in the cheer zone. This is where the athletes get a much needed boost of energy from the crowd, spurring them on for a big finish. Make as much noise as you can an be part of something special.

How to get there

The Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA

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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.

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7:30am Sun 31st Mar 2019
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