There are so many events coming up that I'm not even going to say anything here. Well except that Rana is hosting us at her house after the run this week. It would be great if folks could contribute beers/food so make sure to check out the information on the Facebook group.
Run in one or more of the FREE informal trail races (organized by the Wissahickon Wanderers) on Thursday evenings in September: Sep 3, 10, 17, 24 starting at 6:30 from Valley Green Inn.
The distances range generally from three to five miles through the woods of the Wissahickon and along Forbidden Drive. The trail series races are FREE and open to absolutely everyone. The 2015 Course Layouts will be managed by various Wanderers.
Once again, Be Well Philly has teamed up with Philadelphia Runner and Run215 for the second annual #RuntoWorkPHL on September 18th. The idea came up last year after BWP shared an item about how more and more people across the country are opting for running commutes. It launched a Twitter convo with a few local runners that eventually turned into a Change.org petition asking Mayor Nutter to sanction an official Run to Work Day Philly. In the meantime, they decided to go ahead and just plan one themselves to get the ball rolling and Run to Work Day Philly was born.
Want to explore more of Fairmount Park? Join me on this Sunday's Guided Trail Run. Register today - Fairmount Park Conservancy members run for free! (Non-member cost is $10).
WPR and Philadelphia Runner Bishop's Collar run - Wednesday September 23rd
Hey, have you heard? Pope Francis is coming to town. In honor of his holiness, we're running to the Bishop's Collar in Fairmount with Philadelphia Runner. I know this is a big departure from our usual routine of staying in West Philly, but it's a special occasion, so I hope you'll join us!
Fishtown Beer Runners/WPR POPE Run - Thursday September 24th
Fishtown Beer Runners was one step ahead of us on this idea so we're hopping on their bandwagon and joining them for a run to the POPE. For the truly stout of heart, there will be a run to Fishtown to their start point, while others are welcome to either travel some other way or just run directly to the POPE. All that matters is that we all celebrate POPE weekend together.
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.