Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WPR's Going to the Barn - Wednesday Sportscast

A few words about this week's run

There's a new bar in the neighborhood and I think they're ready for us to make our entrance. That's right, this week we'll be heading to the Barn on Baltimore. They have a few drink specials all lined up for us. I hope you will join me in taking over the place like we always do.

While I mean Ross Scoffield and crew no disrespect - I do genuinely value hard-working people opening up new businesses in our community - the photo to the right needed to be shared, if only so you know what the place looks like. Besides, they are totatally owning this terrible sign and have made this picture their Facebook profile image.

Upcoming run sports

High-Lighter Run - 7pm Friday February 27th (date wrong on flyer)

Speaking of pretty atrocious hand-made signs... some students at Penn are doing this High-Lighter Run and it is only $5 and all the money goes to support a medical clinic in Peru! I'd like to bring a huge crew of WPRs down there and represent. Think of it as a great way to get your weekend started. The event begins at 34th and Spruce.

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 The Barn 49th & Baltimore)

6 Miler

More West Philly running

WPR Interval Workoutevery Monday night at 5:30pm in Penn Park (btwn the soccer fields and tennis courts). Just bring a watch.(photo by Kyle Cassidy)
Join Clark Park Fitness on Wednesday mornings at 7am for a 1mile run andCore Workout at 43rd and Chester.
Want even more running?!Find running partnersthrough the WPR Google group. Sign up, send out an invite and get ready for sports.