Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WPR Sportscast for Wednesday February 11

A few words about this week's run

I am inviting all of you to come to a housewarming of sorts at our home after this week's run. We are celebrating finally getting the heat working in the whole house, so we don't even need your stinkin' housewarming heat, but we do want to celebrate with you. Feel free to bring a few beers beforehand or after the run or just bring yourselves. We'll order some pizza from Pasqually's so they won't miss us too much.

Upcoming run sports

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!

Registration is Open for ODDyssey Half Marathon - June 14

Yes, it's a bit early to be talking about a race in June, but this is a great race and worth looking into now. The race is likely to sell out (it's small - only 4000 runners). Plus, 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.

This week's routes (to Alon/Arwin's House - 5019 Hazel Ave)

6 Miler