Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WPR Sportscast for Wednesday March 25

A few words about this week's run

I'm so excited to be ushering in another big running season. It feels like the races start earlier every year or perhaps just that this winter has lasted forever, but either way it's great to have more runners joining us and (at least the promise of) great running weather ahead. 

Upcoming run sports

Bridge Running and Happy Hour Training Program  - March 31

ODDyssey is preparing runners for the Spring running season with a training team featuring bridge runs on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm. West Philly Runners is hosting the run on March 31 and you all should try to come out! All levels of runners are welcome. Each run finishes at a bar with a free Sly Fox Beer. All profits go to Team in Training. There will also be raffles with race entries and running gear.

Lenape Survival Challenge - April 25

Listen up! This is one of the funnest races you'll do all year. You and a partner run through a farm field and through a ski slope, and then you both hop in a canoe and paddle to the finish line. On top of that, you join up with other West Philly Runner pairs as a "tribe" and compete against other tribes. There is absolutely no other race like it. And this year, we're going to come home with the tribe trophy! Help us bring it home.

Donor Dash 5K/10K - April 19

Organ donations help save lives. That's something you've probably heard before, but it's something that hits close to home for some of our own runners and so we are getting fully behind this year's Donor Dash race. In fact, we have a WPR team that you can join. Funds raised will support organ donation awareness campaigns. If you aren't up for running, please donate to our team. Thanks!

ODDyssey Half Marathon - June 14

PRICE BUMP ALERT! Price goes up at midnight on Saturday!
Between the costume contest, beer tent, and the awesome course through Fairmount Park, this is (in my humble opinion) the best half-marathon in Philly. Register under our team when it asks how you found out. If we get a group of 10 together, we'll have our own party tent that we will stock with beer and a blowup monkey doll. The race is likely to sell out (it's small - only 4000 runners) so register soon.

This week's routes (to Pasqually's)

6 Miler