Overall Rating
Overall Rating (7 Reviews)
4.6
(7 Ratings)  (7 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
4.3
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4.1
The Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon is the city’s premier, spring half marathon. Selling out every year since inception to more than 11,000 runners. We have combined your love of running with all the great sights and sounds you love about Philadelphia. From the great swag, to the vanity bibs, … MORE
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    KatSummers FIRST-TIMER '22

    There were more than 12,000 runners in this event, but race day didn't feel too crowded or congested for anywhere. I credit the race organizers and plenty of helpful volunteers. … MORE

    There were more than 12,000 runners in this event, but race day didn’t feel too crowded or congested for anywhere. I credit the race organizers and plenty of helpful volunteers. The aid stations were great! They were clear on what was a Nuun drink and what was water. Some of the mid to later course aid stations had a gel pack.
    The race course started at the Eakins Oval where there was plenty of space. We were in clearly marked colored corrals for a wave start. I wouldn’t have known there were so many runners if it hadn’t been for the out and back section of the course. The course was a mix of city center, museums and monuments, and alongside the Schuylkill River. There were a couple hills including a big one between 10 and 11 mile, but overall not very hilly. Post race area was spread out.
    The medals were huge and specific to the race you ran, which I think is very good.

    My only criticism is the food was a good bag with several dry snacks. Some had a plant protein drink, but mine didn’t have it. I really didn’t want much of the dry cookies or bar. I was really hoping for chocolate milk (or the protein drink that eluded me) and a piece of fruit.
    In all, wonderful bling. I received a nice tech shirt, a mug, and a pint glass with the infamous 2020 year on it. Also, hats off to the spectators with some clever signs and lots of cheer.

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    3
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    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4
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    j-wow FIRST-TIMER '22

    Awesome, super well-organized race! All the way from the expo to the finish line. I love bigger races, and this one had 11,000+ runners from 44 different states. Scenery on … MORE

    Awesome, super well-organized race! All the way from the expo to the finish line. I love bigger races, and this one had 11,000+ runners from 44 different states. Scenery on the course was great! Went from Center City to the river and ran past many monuments. Mostly flat with a couple bigger hills sprinkled in. The aid stations were well-stocked with Nuun (Nice change of pace from typical Gatorade.) and water and friendly volunteers. Easy Gear Check and plenty of port-o-potties (wish I could say this about more races). Everything was located in close proximity of start line. Lots of spectators all along the course made it entertaining the entire route. Nice finisher medal and t-shirt (runs small). Besides the race, there’s plenty to do within walking distance (or take the city tour bus), so if you’re from out of state like me, plan an extra day for sight-seeing and learning about American history.

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    5
    SCENERY
    5
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    4
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    ginifurr REPEAT RUNNER '20

    This race takes you a little through center city and through Fairmont Park- for the majority of it. There is one road up that takes you to an overpass which … MORE

    This race takes you a little through center city and through Fairmont Park- for the majority of it. There is one road up that takes you to an overpass which is a little steep- but doable.
    The medal is cool and the shirt (runs small) but is really nice.
    The best scenery for Philly is the Philly half by far! This is a good race though- I have done it for a few years.

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    SaGr87 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The medal is beautiful every year. However, the finisher shirts are always a little snug (order a size bigger). The race itself is very well organized and leads through Philadelphia's … MORE

    The medal is beautiful every year. However, the finisher shirts are always a little snug (order a size bigger). The race itself is very well organized and leads through Philadelphia’s downtown and other scenic spots. The aid stations are always well stocked and the supporters are friendly. Also the sideline cheering squads are awesome and entertaining!!!

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    4
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    5
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    3

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    sgreen24 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Good course. Water stop was in them middle of the biggest hill. It was fun to run downtown and then the out and back of the course was a nice … MORE

    Good course. Water stop was in them middle of the biggest hill.
    It was fun to run downtown and then the out and back of the course was a nice change. I would recommend this race to others.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
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    5

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    bjrobinette FIRST-TIMER '19

    Except for one hill, mostly flat course. The race was well organized and the expo was fine. I appreciate that the organizers actually made some attempt to enforce corrals (which … MORE

    Except for one hill, mostly flat course. The race was well organized and the expo was fine. I appreciate that the organizers actually made some attempt to enforce corrals (which were color coded to your bib). Helped reduce the number of walkers in front. The medals were decent and the shirts are comfortable except that I guess I ordered the wrong size and there was no shirt exchange. I was given an email address to see about getting a new shirt but they have responded yet (only 4 days). Hopefully they will. Philly was nicer than I had anticipated (or maybe I just stayed in the right part of town). Was a nice race for marking Pennsylvania off my list of states.

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    KirstensDad FIRST-TIMER '17

    One big hill and that is it. Long sleeve tech shirt was awesome. The expo was big. Organization was great. The medal was big for a half marathon. MORE

    One big hill and that is it. Long sleeve tech shirt was awesome. The expo was big. Organization was great. The medal was big for a half marathon.

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    5
    SCENERY
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    5

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