Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon Welcomes Penn Sports Medicine as Official Medical Partner

March 4, 2020

Prestigious sports medicine department to serve as Official Medical Team for annual race welcoming more than 11,000 runners on Sunday, March 29, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – March 5, 2020 – The Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon today announced a renewed partnership with Penn Sports Medicine for the sixth consecutive year. The annual half-marathon & 7.6K will take place in the City of Brotherly Love on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Penn Sports Medicine at the Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon & 7.6K, the kickoff to the spring running season. Last year’s race drew over 10,000 runners and we expect to surpass that field number in 2020,” said Michele Redrow, Race Director. “It is always our goal to provide our runners with top-notch medical expertise. Partnering with Penn Sports Medicine team of physicians and physical therapists provides us the confidence that our runners are receiving the highest level of care in the nation.”

As the official medical team of the 2020 Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon, Penn Sports Medicine physicians will provide race day medical expertise to runners, which includes medical aid stations along the course led by volunteer physicians, nurses and staff.

“Penn Sports Medicine is proud to provide runner support for this race and serve as its official medical team for the sixth consecutive year,” said the race’s medical director, Alexis Tingan, MD, an assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. “I will be leading a team of physicians, nurses, paramedics, physical therapists, and athletic training volunteers staffing the event on race day to make it as smooth and enjoyable for everyone as possible.”

As part of the partnership with the Love Run, which is the unofficial kickoff to the spring running season, Penn Sports Medicine will provide expert content on topics ranging from injury-prevention to recovery tips for experienced and new distance runners.

Race registration has sold-out for each of the event’s previous 6 years and limited registrations for both the half-marathon and 7.6k are available online at LoveRunPhilly.com.

For further information about the Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon or to register for the 2020 race, visit LoveRunPhilly.com.

About Love Run Philly

The 6th annual Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon returns to the City of Brotherly Love on Sunday, March 29, 2020. The kickoff race for the spring running season is a convenient event with both the start line and finish line festival all taking place just steps away from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Featuring an historic and flat course that showcases the scenic downtown Center City, race day begins at 7:30 a.m. with the half-marathon and 7.6k. Runners enjoy one of the most scenic race courses in the United States with spectacular views along the route. With a post-race party featuring complimentary beer for athletes 21+, music and thousands of spectators, Love Run is truly Philly’s best Spring half-marathon. For more information or to register for the event, visit LoveRunPhilly.com and follow @LoveRunPhilly on social media.

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