Wednesday, November 1, 2017

WPR e-jawn: November 1st

Some Words from the Management

Congratulations group! We successfully hit 1000 miles in 1 week to celebrate growing our ranks to over 1000 virtual West Philly Facebook Runners. Next up, we'll be celebrating 7 years of West Philly running with our weekly run ending at the Dock Street Cannery and Lounge.

Very important note. We're going to be starting up a late shift (6:30pm) Monday Night Speed Workout group. The 5:30pm option is still going to be happening, but 6:30pm will be available for those who can't make the earlier time. See details below.

Upcoming Run Jawns

Monday Night Speed Workout Late Shift - Mondays at 6:30pm

If you've been looking for a way to get some speed work into your routine, but haven't been able to make the WPR Monday Night Speed Workouts at 5:30pm, we've got a new 6:30pm start option.

We’ll kick off next Monday 11/6. Meeting spot is in Penn Park at the picnic tables between the soccer fields and tennis courts. Try to be there by 6:30. I’ll go over the standard repeat 1000m and 400m options for workouts. We’ll then do a quick warmup and get into it.

WPR Turns 7 at Dock Street Cannery! - November 8th

I'll spare everyone a wistful post about how time flies and yada yada and let's just focus on celebrating another awesome year of West Philly running!

The Woodlands Gobble Wobble - Saturday, November 11th at 9am

The Woodlands Gobble Wobble is back! This individual or team 5K wobble takes you through the historic grounds of William Hamilton's 18th century estate, 19th century cemetery and modern day urban oasis. Outrun The Woodlands Turkey and support the neighborhood's best running spot. All proceeds will go towards improving runner amenities at The Woodlands. The men's and women's first place finishers each win a Thanksgiving turkey or tofurkey from Mariposa Food Co-op!

Go the Extra Pizza Pile for Pasqually's - Tuesday, November 14th at 7pm

The Pizza Mile came about in response to an unfortunate crime last year and proved to be an incredible show of support from the community.

This year, we're doing it again...because we're idiots.

Starting at Pasqually's, participants will eat a slice of pizza and run a lap around the block for a total of three laps (which is pretty darn close to a mile) and three slices of pizza. You can participate with a team, walk, run, or crawl. It's all for fun and continues to benefit Pasqually's who are straight up awesome people.

First place awards for the men's and women's winner, naturally.

We'll be asking for a contribution from the participants to cover cost of the pizza, which should be around $5.

Run Ends at Local 44 Bottle Shop
44th and Spruce

6 Miler