The Penn Relays & Uber Team Up for Exclusive Rideshare

Uber riders will have exclusive access to a designated pickup/drop-off area (Walnut & 33rd Street), integrated directly into the app for a seamless rideshare experience

Penn Relays to offer 20% discount on event tickets using promo code UBER at purchase

PHILADELPHIA - Today, The Penn Relays and Uber Philadelphia announced that Uber will serve as the official rideshare app for the 123rd Running of The Penn Relays, set to take place April 27-29 at Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus. Bringing together athletes from across the globe, the Penn Relays is one of the most prestigious track and field events in the world and a true Philadelphia tradition.

"We're excited and proud to partner with Uber for the upcoming 123rd Penn Relays," said Dave Johnson, the Frank Dolson Director of The Penn Relays. "With quick and reliable service, we know we can count on Uber to get our fans to Franklin Field to watch the best track and field meet in the country."

To make it easier for riders and drivers to get to and from the event, Uber will set up an exclusive pickup and drop-off zone at Franklin Field and Uber team members will be on the ground to help everyone find their ride. The pickup and drop-off will be located at the corner of 33rd Street and Walnut Street. The yellow star in the map below indicates the location.

Uber will also encourage riders to attend Penn Relays events through in-app promotion, and Penn Relays is offering a 20% discount on event tickets using the code UBER.

“Uber is ready to hit the ground running with Penn Relays next week,” said Brian Hughes, General Manager for Uber Pennsylvania. “We’re proud to work with Penn Relays to ensure that everyone has a convenient, reliable way to get to and from Franklin Field.”

Uber Pickup/Drop-off Location at 33rd Street and Walnut Street

 
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About Penn Relays
Founded in 1895 and officially named The Penn Relay Carnival, the relays gained recognition as the world’s first and largest track and field relay meet and is the nation’s longest uninterrupted collegiate meet. The event has drawn top high school, college and world-class athletes from around the globe and has been the scene of numerous American and world records.

Over 200 athletes from more than 35 countries competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, whose spotlight on the world stage took them through the Penn Relays. The 2017 edition will once again bring the top athletes from around the globe as the next generation of superstars look to make their mark at Franklin Field. 2016 marked the 13th-straight year the Penn Relays had more than 100,000 spectators watch the world’s greatest athletes in competition.

About Uber
Uber’s mission is to bring reliable transportation to everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Six years and more than two billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.