Finding the Finish: The Love Run

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Selling out the past 3 years, join over 10,000 runners from across the state and nation this March for Philadelphia’s favorite spring half-marathon, The Love Run. Lace-up those running shoes and experience the city’s most historic sights while cruising 13.1 miles through the streets of brotherly love.

When: Sunday, March 26th

Race Start: 7:30 AM

Where: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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

The big race isn’t the only thing on the schedule for the weekend. CGI Racing will host an unforgettable health and Fitness expo at the PA Convention Center in Hall F that is open to the public. Runners and families alike can enjoy a not so average pre-race party, including great shopping, music, and interactive zones.

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Register through February 28th with a fee of $101 for the single runner half marathon or pay $139 for a half marathon relay team.

You can also train ahead of time on the course with the Pop Up Love Run Course Preview. Covering the Fairmont section of the run, CGI Racing will host and pace a 3 mile, 6 mile, and 9 mile distances starting at 9am. With no need to RSVP this free training will shake any pre-race nerves for first timers.  You can even hang out and carb-up at the City Tap house with runners after.

And if $100 seems a lot to pay for suffering, know that a percentage of your registration is donated to the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Over it’s short history; the Love Run has donated more than $175,000 from proceeds to local charities.

Finally your incredible achievement is celebrated when you cross the finish line at Philadelphia’s historic Art Museum Steps. Meet up with your friends, teammates, and family post race at the Finish Line Festival.

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