What if the epic training montage in Rocky 2 was a real run through Philly? Rocky would have crushed a 50K through the streets of Philly before dawn (with a hoard of kids in his wake for some reason). Every year, a group of intrepid runners turn the fictional montage into a reality at the Rocky 50K fat ass (unsupported) run. And this event is organized by our very own Rebecca Barber!
Everyone starts at Adrian's house at Wolf St & Lambert St in South Philly at 7am and completes a bonkers course all over town to end up at the Rocky Steps, naturally. You don't need to commit to running the entire thing and many runners do the first 10K (there are donuts courtesy of our friends at Stock's Bakery) and then call it quits. Others form relays to complete the 50K as a team (folks drive from point to point with one runner out at a time) and others simply come out to cheer and sometimes to hand out snacks. Lots of ways to join in on the fun!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! The South Philly Striders and Fishtown Beer Runners host the holiday lights run through the streets of South Philly. The 16th Annual SPS & FBR Holiday Lights Run will be on Thursday, December 14, at 7 p.m. at Marconi Plaza (southwest corner of Broad Street and Oregon Avenue). The run ends at American Sardine Bar (18th and Federal Street).
18th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic until 9 p.m. American Sardine Bar will have two outdoor beer stations, heaters, a firepit, and porta potties. Please bring cash, as it will be CASH ONLY for the event.