Tuesday, April 14, 2015

WPR Sportscast for Wednesday April 15

A few words about this week's run

Spring. Is. Here.

Upcoming run sports

Donor Dash 5K/10K - April 19

There's still time to join our team!! 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!

Run with Christopher McDougal - Thursday April 23 5pm

The man, the fricken legend, Chris McDougal is in town to promote his recent novel about superpeople of sorts (Natural Born Heroes). Best part, he's teamed up with our friends over at RUN215 to do a free run through West Philly with start and end at the Penn Museum. Best part? It works out perfectly so we can go right to the Penn Relays (see below) afterwards!

WPR Night at the Penn Relays - Thursday April 23 6pm

We're going to get a group together to check out the Penn Relays. They are free on the opening night and there are some really great events including College Women's 4x400 and the College and Olympic Development Steeplechase! http://news.pennrelaysonline.com/2015-tentative-schedule/

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.

ODDyssey Half Marathon - June 14

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 Local 44 Bottle Shop)

6 Miler