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The Penn Relay Carnival is back.

William Saint Val

After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, the Penn Relays are back. The world’s largest track and field meet brings together the best athletes from around the globe. This year’s event will be even more special because it is taking place at a time when people are eager to come together and celebrate athleticism and competition.

The Penn Relays are the oldest and longest-running sporting event in the United States. First held in 1895, the Penn Relays have turned Philadelphia into a premier sporting destination. Athletes from all over the nation and world come to compete at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field Stadium for three days of fierce competition. This three-day event attracts more than 100,000 spectators from all over the world each year to watch over 15,000 athletes compete.

The Penn Relays are more than just a track meet; they are a festival that celebrates athleticism and community. There is something for everyone at the Penn Relays, from elite athletes competing for world records to families enjoying a day out at the races. Philadelphians are excited to see this year's edition of the Penn Relays return. It is sure to be another great celebration of sport.

This year's running of the 126th Penn Relays will be held on April 28–30.

Unless you’re a VIP ticket holder, parking will be a hassle due to all the visitors and athletes. So, it will be easier to use public transportation.

The relays are the highlight of the track and field events. Athletes from high schools, colleges, and professional competitors compete in all the field and sprint events, but it’s the relays that are really exciting to watch.

There is something about seeing teams of runners working together to achieve a common goal that is so compelling. And when you add in the element of competition, it just makes for an electric atmosphere.

If you want to see some truly amazing athleticism, make sure to catch the Penn Relays this year streaming on Flotrack. You won’t be disappointed.

Tickets for the 2022 Penn Relays are on sale now at StubHub and the Penn Athletic Online Ticket Office.

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