City Announces Road Closures for 2019 Love Run Half Marathon

For Immediate Release: March 28, 2019
Contact: Lauren Cox, 215-686-6210, lauren.cox@phila.gov
City Announces Road Closures for 2019 Love Run Half Marathon and 7K
PHILADELPHIA – The Love Run Half Marathon and 7K returns to Philadelphia on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The course will start on the 2200 block of Benjamin Franklin Parkway and end in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Today, the City released road closures, parking restrictions and other details for the 2019 race.

Road Closures
Temporary streets closures will be in effect along parts of the course to accommodate the Love Run Half Marathon and 7K. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes; allow for extra driving time in areas near the event; and refrain from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow, and is illegal.

The following streets will be closed from 3:00 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m.:

  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 22nd Street to Eakins Oval
  • Eakins Oval from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Kelly Drive from Eakins Oval to Fairmount Avenue
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from Eakins Oval to Montgomery Drive

The entirety of the Love Run Half Marathon and 7K courses will close at approximately 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Roads will be reopened as they are serviced and cleared. All roads in Center City are expected to be reopened to vehicular traffic by 11:00 a.m. The 2019 Love Run Half-Marathon and 7K Course Maps can be found online.

Parking Restrictions
“Temporary No Parking” signs will be posted in connection with the closures listed above, with parking prohibited in posted areas on Sunday, March 31, 2019 between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Motorists must adhere to “Temporary No Parking” signs. Vehicles parked in these areas during posted areas hours will be relocated.

Public Transportation
SEPTA is a convenient, affordable way for event attendees to get to and from the race. Detours will be posted, and specific route changes are available on the System Status Page at www.septa.org. Broad Street Subway and Market Frankford Line service will operate on a normal weekend schedule throughout the day on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Regional Rail parking lot location information is available online at: www.septa.org/parking.

SEPTA can be reached at 215-580-7800 and directly on Twitter @septa_social. For more information on SEPTA and NJ Transit routes and schedules, visit www.septa.org and www.njtransit.com.

Public Safety Information
Stay connected to important weather or emergency information from the City by signing up for free ReadyPhiladelphia text alerts. Simply text READYPHILA to 888-777 or customize your free email or text alerts by visiting the Office of Emergency Management’s website: www.phila.gov/ready.

Attendees should never leave bags or other items unattended. In the event of an emergency or to report a suspicious person, activity or item (backpack, package, container, etc.), notify a police officer immediately or call 9-1-1. Do not try to open, move, cover or touch a suspicious item.

For the safety of race participants, flying of drones or UAS along the route by hobbyists is prohibited. Commercial pilots with appropriate FAA waivers are encouraged to notify the City through the Philadelphia UAS Notification Form. If attendees see a drone, please report it to the nearest Philadelphia Police officer with a location and description of the pilot.

The public should expect congestion in the area. If you are attending the event, make a plan regarding driving, public transit, parking, and supervision of children. It is recommended that attendees wear comfortable, weather-appropriate attire.

For tips and general information about being prepared and ready at special events, read the Special Event Safety Guide before you attend.

Additional information about the Love Run Half Marathon and 7K can be found on the race’s website.

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