Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon Set to Celebrate City's Unique Culture
6 Dec, 2019
Registration for one of the most popular annual rites of spring in Philadelphia no runner should miss, the 2020 Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon is now open. The 8th annual event returns to “The City of Brotherly Love” on Sunday, March 29, 2020 featuring a world-class running experience on a race course lined with some of the United States' most significant landmarks.
The half-marathon will begin on Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. The course will start and finish in Eakins Oval and participants will experience historic and cultural landmarks including, City Hall, the LOVE sculpture, Boathouse Row, Schuylkill River and more. In true Love Run fashion, fanfare and spectators will line the race route, concluding with a celebratory finish line festival and beer garden adjacent to the famous steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum.
Race weekend begins with a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo where all participants go to pick up their race number, swag bag and t-shirt. The ultimate running resource will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 and will feature more than 50 running and fitness retailers, exhibits and a full series of interactive clinics. The Expo is free and open to the public.
Free half-marathon training plans are available online for runners of all abilities. For more information about the Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon or to register for the event, please visit motivrunning.com/the-love-run.
About the Love Run Philadelphia - The Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon is a convenient destination event with the start and finish line festival all taking place just steps away from the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art. Featuring a flat, fast route that showcases Philly’s scenic downtown Center City, race day begins at 7:30 a.m. with the half-marathon and 7k distances. Runners enjoy one of the most scenic courses in the United States starting on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, surrounded by stunning views of the city skyline, run through the historical Center City and along the scenic Schuylkill River before finishing at Eakins Oval near the Philadelphia Art Museum. With complimentary beer for athletes 21+ at the finish line, music and thousands of spectators, it truly is Philly’s best Spring half-marathon. For more information, visit motivrunning.com/the-love-run and follow @LoveRunPhilly on social.