Regattas, race, parade to close Philly streets this weekend

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Regattas, a road race and a parade will shut down streets in Philadelphia this weekend.

The Murphy Cup Regatta on Saturday will close Kelly Drive between the Strawberry Mansion Bridge and Fountain Green Drive from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The same section of Kelly Drive will be closed again Sunday for the Manny Flick regatta. Traffic and parking information from the regatta is here.

Also Sunday, streets in Center City and Fairmount Park will be closed for the Love Run half marathon.

Affected streets for that event are:

  • The Benjamin Franklin Parkway from Eakins Oval to 16th Street
  • John F. Kennedy Boulevard from 16th to 20th Streets
  • 20th Street from JFK Boulevard to Market Street
  • Market Street from 20th to 6th Streets
  • 6th Street from Market to Arch Streets
  • Arch Street from 6th to 16th Streets
  • Martin Luther King Dr.
  • The Strawberry Mansion bridge (including ramps to MLK Drive)
  • Woodford Drive
  • Greenland Drive (East Park)
  • Strawberry Mansion Bridge Drive

The Love Run course map is here. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. Streets east of 18th Street are expected to reopen by 10:30 a.m. The area around Eakins Oval should reopen by noon, police said.

Some SEPTA bus routes will be detoured due to the race. Detours for Routes 7, 38, 43 and 48 will be in effect from 4:30 a.m. to noon. Routes 2, 4, 16, 17, 23, 27, 31, 32, 33, 44, 45, 47, 124 and 125 will be detoured from 7 a.m. until noon.

In another Sunday event, the Hoyu Parade will close streets in Chinatown from about 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Affected streets are:

  • Wood Street from 13th to 10th Streets
  • 10th Street from Wood to Race Streets and from Arch to Cherry Streets
  • Race Street from 10th to 9th Streets
  • 9th Street from Race to Arch Streets
  • Arch Street from 9th to 11th Streets
  • 11th Street from Arch to Wood Streets
  • Cherry Street from 11th to 10th Streets

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