Monday, May 11, 2015

WPR Sportscast for Wednesday May 13

A few words about this week's run

26 x 1 Mile Marathon Relay - May 17 10:30am

It's here! The 26x1 relay is this Sunday!! This is WPR's official race, organized by us and designed to appeal to all runners.

Marathons are hard, so we're going to take it easy and run a marathon with a team of 13, each only doing 2 miles. On the down time, relax and enjoy a picnic with friends on the beautiful grounds of the Horticultural Center. This is the race's fourth year and the first of our partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy so we are officially running a legitimate race with a permit and everything. Alcoholic drinks are technically legal in the park, so that's part of the fun.

We have so many people that are interested in running that we started a second team. Don't let the name (West Philly Runners B Team) fool you; Pete is technically the captain. 

Upcoming run sports

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.

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.

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