Tuesday, March 19, 2019

WPR e-jawn: March 20th

Some Words from the Management

Doing our spring thang!

Run ends at Trolley Car Station

Upcoming Run Sports

Back on My Feet 5 Miler - Saturday March 30


OMG TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR THIS RACE!!! Use code WPR19 to get a $20 bib!!

WPR has a team going for the the Back on My Feet 5-Miler and you should run with us! The 5 miler is a perfect race to get you prepared for the Broad Street Run!

If you are an experienced runner, looking to run your first race ever, or would like to improve on your running, set your calendar for Saturday, March 30th at 7:30 AM. Back on My Feet is committed to building a stronger and healthier community. The Back on My Feet 5-Miler helps to provide support to our services to improve the self-sufficiency of those experiencing homelessness. All proceeds from the race will benefit the local BoMF Philadelphia Chapter.

Love Run - Sunday March 31

We now have a West Philly Runners team for the Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon (thanks Rebecca!). When you register, just pick our team to join. If we get 20+ WPR teammates to join, we get our tent or porta potty. Woohoo!
Another way to consider registering is through the Philly Runs Free program. If you choose this option and fundraise at least $200 for Legacy of Hope, a great local cancer charity, you'll get 100% of your race fee back. Can't beat that!

Springtime on the Schuylkill! - Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 9 AM – 12 PM

It's that wonderful time of year when MLK Drive belongs to runners, walkers, cyclists and other car free users - at least for a few hours on Saturdays.

In case you were wondering, in Philadelphia, the first Saturday of April means the start of car free, traffic free running along MLK Drive on Saturday mornings.

Each year we partner with Philly Runners and invite runners from all of the city's running clubs to join us for a fun run from Lloyd Hall out along MLK Drive (AKA West River Drive) at 9AM on Saturday, April 6th. Post run stick around for a potluck picnic in the Azalea Garden. If folks are into it, we can plan this out and make sure we bring stuff for the picnic!

Broad Street Run Afterparty - Sunday May 5

After the party, it's the afterparty at Alon and Arwin's place. Run Broad Street, go hang out down in FDR Park with Philadelphia Runner, head home, shower off, and then come show off your medal and tell a bunch of people who ACTUALLY want to hear about your run about how great/terrible/never again it was!

Where: 5019 Hazel Ave
When: 12 - 4pm

7th Annual WPR 26x1 Mile Marathon Relay - Saturday May 18th

Marathons are hard. You know what's easier? Running a marathon on a team of 13 runners where you each run a single mile, take a nice relaxing beer break, and then go run one more for good measure.

This year will be the 7th Annual 26x1 Mile Marathon Relay and the 3rd on our home turf, at The Woodlands. We had two teams last year, including the winning team, not that anyone's keeping track of these things.

Sign up today and let's get another two teams together for the best race of the year!

Run Fest - Sunday June 2

Philly Run Fest is a celebration of all things running and Philadelphia. Presented by Philadelphia Runner, Philly Run Fest was founded by passion for our city and built to bring together the Philadelphia running community.

We're looking to get a nice little team of 30 people so we can get our very own port-a-pot! You can use the discount code WPR19 to get $5 off. Make sure to join the West Philly Runners team!

Registration fees go up at the end of the month so definitely sign up now if you're interested in doing any of the races: 5K, half-marathon relay, or the whole half-marathon!

Trolley Car Station
40th and Baltimore Ave

6 Miler