Mar 22, 2024 - News

Love Run Philadelphia to shutdown Philly roads

Announced road closures for the Love Run Philadelphia half marathon
Data: City of Philadelphia; Map: Axios Visuals

Thousands of runners will hit the streets on Sunday for the Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon.

Why it matters: The event will bring widespread road closures, so driving will be a hassle in certain parts of the city.

Driving the news: The sold-out spring half marathon and 7K both start at 7:30am on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street and end at Eakins Oval.

  • A health and fitness expo will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Friday from 3-6:30pm and Saturday from 10am-4pm.

By the numbers: About 12,000 runners are participating in the half marathon and another 2,500 in the 7K.

👀 Where to watch: Among the best places to watch the race is along the parkway near Eakins Oval, event spokesperson Dawn Roberts tells Axios.

🏅 Plus: Urban Saloon in Fairmount will host an afterparty for those running in the races, starting at 9:30am.

  • Runners can present their bibs to receive drink specials, a free sports massage and a professional portrait.

🚧 Road closures: The race will bring widespread street closures stretching from 6th and Market streets to Falls Bridge on MLK Drive in Northwest Philly.

  • MLK Drive will be closed to vehicles from 7pm tonight through 7am Monday.
  • On Sunday, parts of the parkway and Kelly Drive will be closed starting at 3am, followed by additional closures along the course at 6:45am.

🟢 All roads are expected to reopen to traffic by about 11am.

🅿️ Be smart: "No parking" regulations will be posted along the race routes about the street closures.

  • Vehicles parked in those areas will be relocated.

🚌 SEPTA will detour several bus routes early Sunday morning, including Routes 2, 4, 7, 15, 33, 43, 47M, and 124.


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