(all photos by Kyle Cassidy) Well it's been a pretty amazing week. First the Pope comes out here and shuts this whole city down for the weekend. What we expected would be hell on wheels turned into one of the most amazing experiences I can recall. With the roadways closed down to cars and even an absence of parked cars in many areas, the city was a pedestrian playground and walkers, cyclists, and runners took over the place. I hope you had a chance to check it out. (Hopefully we can make it happen again.)
The Rescue Run 5K is Philly’s first race to benefit and promote rescue and adoption. Annually in the Fall, hundreds of runners gather at the Navy Yard to race in honor of the dogs we love so much. Numerous rescue groups and shelters attend the Rescue Rally following the race. Racers, spectators, family and friends are able to meet furry friends for adoption and get more information about volunteering with local animal shelters. Proceeds go to continuing the mission of The Monster Milers, Philly’s shelter dog running and rescue, 501c3 non-profit volunteer group. You in? Register today.
Run ALL the Half-Marathons in October
Another fun impact of the pope visit is that it bumped the Rock & Roll Half Marathon back to October 31st. That means you can now do what has been dubbed as the Philly Triple (which I thought was shorthand for a cheese stake-induced triple bypass). Details about the Sloppy Cuckoo and Oktoberfest two-pack offer at Uberendurance Sports.