Tuesday, April 7, 2015

WPR Sportscast for Wednesday April 8

A few words about this week's run

Some would say that we're a force to be reckoned with. I'll just say that we have reached 'completely take over the Bottle Shop' levels of grandeur. This week I expect we'll do the same at Pasqually's, except we may all be a bit wetter.

Upcoming run sports

Wharton 5K - Saturday April 11

It seems like an "interesting" race route and it's right down the street, so what the hell. Plus, the proceeds from the race are going to Camp Kesem, a student-let nonprofit organization that provides a free week-long summer camp for children who have or had a parent with cancer.

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!

WPR Night at the Penn Relays - Thursday April 23

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 Pasqually's)

6 Miler