This week marks the 7th Anniversary of our first run as West Philly Runners. Feels like yesterday that Patrick and I went out on our first "group run" and grabbed some drinks at Fiume afterwards. We've definitely come a long way and logged tens of thousands of miles together. So join me in celebrating as we do with a run and some drinks. We'll end our run at the Dock Street Cannery + Lounge this week for something a little different.
Upcoming Run Jawns
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 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!
This week is one of the biggest weeks of the year for running in Philadelphia. So, it is the perfect week to get together to run and to introduce you to Philly's newest celebration of running - Philly Run Fest.
Whether you are running the Philly Marathon or Half, this weekend you should be tapering. Most of you will be running 8-9 miles. So, we will meet up for a 8.5 mile run (With a 3.1 mile option as well). After the run, we will have snack courtesy of some of our sponsors. Please RSVP below so we know how much to bring.
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 Dock Street Cannery + Lounge 50th and Baltimore