Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ahoy from Thailand

So sorry for the last minute post, everyone. I'm a bit jet lagged and confused about what day of the week it is in the US. I wish I could join you for the run this week, but I will do my best to get out for a run tomorrow at dawn to be there in spirit.

Check out the events below. I would love to get more runners to join us for all of these races. TC just reminded me that there are still 2 spots open for the 20in24 team. Email her at stilltc[at]gmail.com if you are interested. Also, we really need to get the word out for the 26x1 race. I dare say that this is the MOST important race of the year - or at least the most fun - so try to do some recruiting if you can.

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. 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 :)

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!!

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). Details to come.

This Week's Routes (To the Bottle Shop!)

2 Miler


4 Miler


6 Miler

9000 Miler