Monday, December 10, 2012

Running Through the Holidays - WPR Run Update December 12

The holiday season is all about chasing off the darkness (figuratively, but I don't mean emotional darkness...) with countless holiday parties, happy hours, and "5pm actually feels like midnight" runs. This week we have TWO opportunities to combine all three of these activities. Wednesday's run will end up at Michael and Marcel's for a Hanukkah-ish celebration (turns out there will be bread after all, because as many MANY people pointed out, Hannukah is not the same as Passover). Thursday night is the annual Fishtown Beer Runners/South Philly Striders Holiday Lights Run ending at Sardine Bar. Come get festive with us!

Upcoming Events

Marcel and Michael Hosting. December 12. M&M will be hosting during Hanukkah, so expect candle lighting and a TON of bread. As always, hosts love when you bring snacks and beverages (let Marcel, Michael or me know if you want to bring something). They live at 521 N Budd St.

Fishtown Beer Runners Annual Holiday Lights Run. December 13 7pm. This is a great annual tradition, a costume run through South Philly to see all the amazingly overdone lights. Wear your Santa outfit, lights, and bells and meet down at the Broad Street Line AT&T station (Broad & Oregon). Run ends at Sardine Bar for drinks.

Lenape Survival Challenge. April 27. I am announcing this race MUCH too early, because my dream is to bring a bunch of WPR teams to compete and (hopefully) win this. We already have a good sized group on board for this race! The Lenape Survival Challenge is a 5+ mile run followed by 2.5 mile canoe segment. You participate with a partner in teams of 2. If we get at least three teams of 2 together, we can form a tribe and compete against the reigning champions, Lockheed Martin. I believe in WPR being more bad ass than any Lockheed Martin shmoes from the burbs and so I have made it my mission to bring a big team out there and give them a real run for their money :)

Oddyssey Half Marathon. June 9. Basically the most fun road half marathon you'll ever do and if we get a team of 20 we'll have a personal beer tent at the finish line! All the details in the FB event. Follow the registration instructions (choose Alon Abramson as the Ambassador that you heard about the race from) and we'll get that beer tent!

20in24. July 20. We're in the process of putting together a WPR team of 5 to do the Silver (2 laps each). Email me if you want to get on the team.

This Week's Runs (ending at 521 N Budd St.)

2 Miler


4 Miler


6 Miler