Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The WPR Sportscast feat. #BeatTheCommute

Some words about this week's run

Once in a while we come up with a run idea that is truly unique and that we can really be proud of. #BeatTheCommute is all of that and more. It's an opportunity to turn running into something bigger. Can we truly run faster than a car commuter? Whether or not we beat the car, I hope it gets people thinking about why it is that it's even possible to outrun a car at rush hour. And more importantly, I hope you all make it out and try your best to #BeatTheCommute.

Upcoming run sports

Beat the Commute! - Friday May 29

Ever been stuck in traffic on your drive home and wonder whether you could just run home faster? Well, now's your chance to prove it.

Wiss. Wanderers' Trail Race Series - Every Thursday in May 6:30pm

Run in one or more of the FREE informal trail races (organized by the Wissahickon Wanderers) on Thursday evenings in May: May 7, 14, 21, 28 starting at 6:30 from Valley Green Inn. 
The distances range generally from 3 to 5 miles through the woods of the Wissahickon and along Forbidden Drive. The trail series races are FREE and open to absolutely everyone.

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