• Philadelphia ,
    United States
  • March
  • 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, Relay, Other
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

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Welcome to the Race That Loves You Back! The Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon is the city's official spring half marathon. The course takes you past all the iconic historical sites of Center City Philadelphia. This is not just another out and back on MLK Drive. We hope you'll kick off your spring with us and #loverunphilly!

Joe G

Pennsylvania, United States
39 31
"#LoveRunPhilly "
Aid Stations
Course Scenery
Expo Quality
Elevation Difficulty
Race Management
Joe G's thoughts:

Hi Fellow Runners!

Looking back, my orig BibRave review seemed rushed. Making some updates.


Background: This was my 2nd official half, 3rd 13.1. Third time through the half training program thus far. Still making some progress. After the Rocky Run in the fall, was quick to look for a race to train through winter for. I wasn't blogging or reviewing races yet, but there were some snowy long runs in there! This was definitily the perfect goal to get through winter for! Already signed up for 2018!

TShirt/Swag: sweet color, tech looks/ feels webbed. Nice! Cool medal as well. The pic of me (on my blog review) wearing the shirt is definitely not in Philly (but is my fav pic in it, Colorado, have to represent while on vaca!)

Aid: plenty of water, gatorade, aid stations throughout. Bananas, pretzels, Nesquik, etc afterwards. Cant remember if there was a free beer, I wasn't carrying my ID at the time.

Elevation/Scenery: advertised as "Flattest course yet" Race starts at the museum, first 5 miles go through the city, once back at the museum the course goes along the river across from boathouse row. There were a couple significant hills. Steep hill that goes up to a bridge, I still had energy and made the mistake of rushing it, well, should of looked into this, learned about another hill in Philly, "Strawberry Mansion" A good challenge for sure, definitely should of paced through the first hill! Once down from there is back along river to the museum.

Expo: i was unable to attend, opted to have my packet mailed.

Parking: public transportation is encouraged. pay lots nearby

Race management: everything was managed with efficiency.

Definitely recommend this race!

Additional photos can be found on my blog below:


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