The Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon 2015 might not happen in 2015, for a huge and holy reason – the Pope.
This fall’s tour from Pope Francis is his very first visit to United States as well as the very first papal visit to Philadelphia since the year 1979. He would appear in alignment with World Meeting of Families, which is the largest gathering of Catholic families in the world that runs from 22nd to 27th September.
The conference as well as his appearance convergences with what would have been 38th running of race that has traditionally take place on 3rd Sunday in September. When the conference is not being arranged on what would be race day traditionally, advance visitors to region are anticipated to put a strain on city’s resources as well as available hotel rooms that eliminated on 20th September, as a possibility. Continue reading →