Philly streets filled with runners for Love Run Half Marathon

The streets of Philadelphia were jampacked with thousands of runners who laced up to help fight cancer Sunday morning.
Photo credit Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The streets of Philadelphia were jampacked with thousands of runners who laced up to help fight cancer Sunday morning. 

Over 10,000 people participated in this year's Love Run, including the brother and sister combo of Jim and Jen Barnes, wearing their matching running attire. 

"(Jim) did it last year and the way he described it was amazing, so I decided to do it this year to get back into running and do something together because we don't live near each other anymore," said Jen. 

With today’s @LOVERUNPHILLY comes many street closures and detours. @KYWTraffic1060 has you covered though! #LoveRunPhilly @KYWNewsradio pic.twitter.com/pMmRMTact1

— Andrew Kramer (@Philly_Kramer) March 31, 2019

The half-marathon raises money for cancer patients in Philadelphia who need some financial help and for cancer research, so all the runners are winners on this day.

But that doesn't mean we won't see a little sibling rivalry. 

It’s certainly a LOVEly morning so far to go for a run! #LoveRunPhilly @LOVERUNPHILLY @KYWNewsradio pic.twitter.com/L6chPllXVC

— Andrew Kramer (@Philly_Kramer) March 31, 2019

"We're competitive. I'm going to finish first," Jim said.

"Yea, he's going to finish first," Jen added.