Monday, April 2, 2018

WPR e-jawn: April 4th

Some Words from the Management

WPR is going plogging!! We're going to be the first group to try out plogging (running and picking up litter) before the rest of the city's running groups take part in Philly Plogging Week next week. Plastic gloves and trash bags will be provided and we'll have some drop off points set up so the folks doing longer runs don't have to carry their trash for miles. This should be weird and fun, so a pretty normal week at WPR. Hope you come out and try out plogging with us!

Plog ends at Local 44 Bottle Shop!

Upcoming Sports Jawns

Run Fest Bridge Run - Tuesday, April 3rd

WPR is the Bridge Run partner on April 3rd, which means that you can come out and participate for free that day. You should also consider joining up for the full training program!

From the organizers at Philly Run Fest:
"The Bridge Runing and Happy Hour Training Program is Philly's must do Spring fitness event. It started as a simple way for us to give back to the running community. But, now it sells out at 125 runners every year!

The Bridge Running and Happy Hour Training Program meets every Tuesday for the six weeks before Broad Street to run the Ben Franklin Bridge and then get together for a beer after. At the Bar, you will receive one free beer each week and there are raffles for sweet running goodies. While you mingle, we also give you the opportunity to meet a new running club and a new Philadelphia based charity each week.

The team will be meets every Tuesday evening starting March 27, 2018 at 7:00pm for a spectacular bridge run. All levels of runners are welcome.

Plus, PHILADELPHIA RUNNER will give all registered runners $15 off their next pair of shoes ($75 or more).

Each run is about 3.75 miles."

WPR Goes Plogging - Wednesday April 4th

We're teaming up with Clean Air Council and Not in Philly to organize a Philly Plogging Week. If you haven't seen internet articles about this yet, plogging is a trend out of Sweden that combines running with picking up litter.

The idea is to incorporate plogging into our normal weekly run and we're going to prview this on April 4th at WPR while the rest of the city does plogging week on the week of April 9th. Gloves and trash bags will be supplied at the start of the run.

As you can imagine, if you tried to pick up every piece of litter you saw in the city on your run, you'd be pulling 40 minute/mile pace, so we suggest that you stop about once per block. If there's a particularly bad block, then your fellow runners will have your back. It's not going to be perfect, but it'll make a hell of an impact.

The reason for this event and the promotion around it is two-fold. First, we want to draw attention to the need for better litter management (street sweeping, more public bins, etc.) and second, it'll be a promotion for the Run for Clean Air that's on April 22.

Race the Bus - Thursday, April 5, 5:30 PM

Join Clean Air CouncilSEPTA - iseptaphilly.com, and West Philly Runners as we RACE THE BUS! Test your speed with us on Thursday, April 5 – and train for the upcoming Run for Clean Air.

Where: Starting at Broad and Oregon, we’ll race the 5:43 p.m. bus for 3 miles going north through South Philadelphia to Center City. The race will end at 11th and Market.

U Sciences Race for Humanity - Saturday, April 7

12th Annual Race for Humanity to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association
Saturday, April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 AM.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is leading the fight to free individuals—and the families who love them—from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence, and life. MDA uses its collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases, caring for individuals from day one and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.

Donor Dash -  Sunday, April 15

Since 1996, Gift of Life Donor Program, together with their dedicated volunteers, has hosted the Donor Dash to promote organ and tissue donation.  The Dash celebrates the life-saving power of donation and honors all of the donors who give others a second chance at life.  
The popular annual event, which attracts more than 12,000 people from throughout the tristate region, raises essential funds to educate the community about the need for more people to register as organ and tissue donors. 

26x1 Marathon Relay Challenge -  Saturday, May 19

Everyone's favorite team marathon relay is coming up again (in like 4 months, but still)! Get yourself registered! Time is running out (it's not, you have plenty of time)!

All funds raised go to the Woodlands, because they're the best and they're hosting the event again this year!

Run Fest - Sunday, June 3rd

You may have heard of Run Fest or maybe you know it by its old name ODDyssey Half Marathon. Either way, you should know that it's fricken awesome and that you need to get your ass on our team. We are currently leading with largest team...probably because it's December and the race is in June. But regardless! We're super hype! We want you there! There will be costumes! There will be lotsa fun running! And there will be a beer garden with a party tent at the end!

Run Ends at Local 44 Bottle Shop
44th and Walnut

6 Miler