Monday, February 25, 2013

All the Parks - WPR Run Update February 27

This week I want to explore some of the parks around town. There are many more parks than the few we will be running past, but this captures the flavor. Should be nice and warm, if not dry. See you out there.

Coming Up:

There are a number of races coming up:

Lenape Survival Challenge - April 27
Broad Street Run - May 5
WPR 26x1 Marathon Relay - May 18
ODDyssey Half Marathon - June 9
20in24 - July 20

Lenape Survival Challenge. April 27. I love everything about this race: it combines hilly running (this year it's a trail race) with canoeing; pairs you with a partner and forces you to finish your run together (so that you can pile into the canoe together); and let's you compete with a tribe of three or more pairs of runners/canoers to compete with other tribes. This year, I want to get a big group of WPRs to come out and participate. Basically, there's going to be a good crowd of -like-minded West Philly Runners ready to have a great time running and paddling. If you know who your partner is, you should register and list your tribe name as West Philly Runners. If you don't know who you want to partner with, email me and we'll figure it out.

Broad Street Run. May 5. You've probably heard plenty about this one.

26 x 1 Mile Marathon Relay Challenge. May 18. WPR's official race is happening again this Spring. We will race against other local running groups as a team of 26, running 1 mile each for a collective marathon. The race takes place outside the Horticultural Center in beautiful West Fairmount Park (our backyard). We're putting together our team now. Spread the word!!

20in24 Relay. July 20-21. WPR is putting together a team of 5 to run 2 Kelly Drive loops each as part of this year's 20in24 starting at 6pm and going through the night! Anyone interested should let me know right away. This race does involve fundraising as part of registration.

Routes (to the Bottle Shop - bring your ID!):

2 Miler


4 Miler


6 Miler