Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WPR e-jawn: April 26

Some Words from the Management

We have a tradition here at WPR. Whenever a new trail opens or a new bridge creates a new link in the community, we christen it in the best way we know how: by running on it. This week we'll be dedicating our run to the newly opened Bartram's Mile trail. This trail brings a new connection to the Schuylkill River that will soon link up to the Grays Ferry Crescent trail and eventually link up to the rest of the Schuylkill River Trail. 

Upcoming Events

Citywide Shakeout Run - Thursday May 11


Philadelphia Runner, the ODDyssey Half Marathon and RUN215 present the first annual Citywide Shakeout run for ANY AND ALL runners in (or around) the city. Join us on Thursday, May 11th for an all-Philly running event that celebrates the end of the Broad Street season and brings together the entire community for a few miles and beers.

So far, over 15 clubs will be participating with group runs beginning all around the city and all end at the Flying Fish Crafthouse on 31st and Master in Brewerytown.

We'll be leaving from our usual spot at 6:30pm at 45th and Locust, except it'll be a Thursday and we'll end up in Brewerytown with a bajillion runners. Should be a blast and I hope you make it out!

WPR 26 x 1 Mile Mararthon Relay - Sunday May 28th

Our very own annual race is back again and you won't want to miss it. Join the WPR team or start your own with friends. Each 13-person team runs two 1-mile laps to complete a team marathon. Teams can have fewer than 13 people and each runner does more than 2 laps. You'll need your own baton (ours is a pair of giant novelty scissors) and a torch for your team's final 0.2 mile victory stretch. During the race, it's a giant party since there's a bunch of down time while your teammates run their miles. All registration fees are being donated to The Woodlands, which is also the location for the race.

See Chicks Run - Sunday June 4

This 5k run/walk and 10K run is just for the ladies...and one rooster. Our beautiful out and back course along the Wissahickon is flat and fast and welcomes runners and walkers of all abilities. Youth runners are welcome! Everyone loves the ladies tech t-shirts from this race - don't miss out!
Fellas - if you want to be only guy among all those chicks...take a chance in the Lucky Guy Lottery. The winner gets to be the Rooster and run the race.

Register for a team, at which point you can choose West Philly Runners
Use this coupon at checkout for a $5 discount: CHICKTEAM

Run Ends at Pasqually's
43rd and Walnut

6 Miler