Monday, April 18, 2016

WPR e-jawn for April 20th

Some words from the management

It is absolutely gorgeous outside. Perfect running weather. Come run with us. See you on Wednesday (and Monday for speed workout)! Oh, and check out all the awesome events we have coming up. It's going to be an amazing Spring/Summer!

Important Sportsing Updates

Mayor's Cup Run and Pep Rally - Wednesday April 27

We're going to do something very different for our weekly run next week. Along with our usual 2, 4, and 6 mile loops through West Philly that end at a local bar, we're going to send a delegation of West Philly Runners to the shores of the Delaware (La Peg, 140 N Columbus Blvd) to bring the pep to the Mayor's Cup Pep Rally.

It pains me to split our group this way, but I do want to accommodate those who (understandably) don't want to run across town. Look out for more details in next week's email.

Cinco de Mayo Adopt A Running Buddy & Fun Run - Thurs May 5, 6pm

We're teaming up with Philadelphia Runner and the Monster Milers (coolest running group in Philly?) and some adorable, adoptable dogs to do a super fun event for Cinco de Mayo. Wear a sombrero and bring your own maracas. We'll have some post run aperitivos y cervezas (snacks and beers) back at the store.

Run to Herban Quality Eats - Wednesday May 11

We're changing things up this week and taking our weekly run to Herban Quality Eats, a healthy alternative for our post-run hangout. Herban will be providing a free coconut water for all runners as well as a 10% discount on the food. On top of that, 5% of sales will be donated to Open Streets PHL.

You're probably asking yourself, "What about the beer?!" We've got you covered. Thanks to Yards Brewing Co., we'll have beers on hand and they'll be free to anyone with a wristband, which is yours for a suggested $5 donation (again, all proceeds will go to Open Streets PHL).

ODDyssey Half Marathon Team - June 12

We've teamed up with the South Philly Striders to form a power team named West Philly and South Philly Run in Stride for this year's ODDyssey Half Marathon. I would argue that the ODDyssey is Philly's best half marathon with a fun course and a costume contest. It's also a great chance for us to celebrate as a club.

We've got our 20-person team so the party tent is ours! All we need is YOU to party in the party tent with us. Oh, and if we get 30 runners on our team, we get our own solid gold port-a-john.* Join the team! Poop like a king! Here's the link to register.

*port-a-john may not be solid gold

This week's routes to Pasqually's

43rd and Walnut
6 Miler