West Philly Runners used to have only 2 loops: 3 and 6 miles. Then I went ahead and decided to make a 3rd loop so new runners or those looking for a more casual distance could come out and do 2 miles. But then about a year in, everything changed.
One cold winter Wednesday, shortly after we had departed from 45th and Locust, I looked around and realized that Geoff was nowhere to be seen. Figuring he dipped in somewhere fo a bathroom, I didn't pay it much mind until I finished a fast 2 miler myself and discovered him half way through a beer. It was in that moment that the Fourth Loop was unveiled to the world.
Fast forward 7 years and some seriously garbage weather (and a lot of people who opted for a morning run instead of running in the muck), and the 4th loopers finally outnumbered all other loops. I'm not sure where we go from here, but I'm excited to find out.
WPR has a team going for the the Back on My Feet 5-Miler and you should run with us! The 5 miler is a perfect race to get you prepared for the Broad Street Run!
If you are an experienced runner, looking to run your first race ever, or would like to improve on your running, set your calendar for Saturday, March 30th at 7:30 AM. Back on My Feet is committed to building a stronger and healthier community. The Back on My Feet 5-Miler helps to provide support to our services to improve the self-sufficiency of those experiencing homelessness. All proceeds from the race will benefit the local BoMF Philadelphia Chapter.
We now have a West Philly Runners team for the Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon (thanks Rebecca!). When you register, just pick our team to join. If we get 20+ WPR teammates to join, we get our tent or porta potty. Woohoo!
Another way to consider registering is through the Philly Runs Free program. If you choose this option and fundraise at least $200 for Legacy of Hope, a great local cancer charity, you'll get 100% of your race fee back. Can't beat that!
Marathons are hard. You know what's easier? Running a marathon on a team of 13 runners where you each run a single mile, take a nice relaxing beer break, and then go run one more for good measure.
This year will be the 7th Annual 26x1 Mile Marathon Relay and the 3rd on our home turf, at The Woodlands. We had two teams last year, including the winning team, not that anyone's keeping track of these things.
Sign up today and let's get another two teams together for the best race of the year!
Philly Run Fest is a celebration of all things running and Philadelphia. Presented by Philadelphia Runner, Philly Run Fest was founded by passion for our city and built to bring together the Philadelphia running community.
We're looking to get a nice little team of 30 people so we can get our very own port-a-pot! You can use the discount code WPR19 to get $5 off. Make sure to join the West Philly Runners team!
Registration fees go up at the end of the month so definitely sign up now if you're interested in doing any of the races: 5K, half-marathon relay, or the whole half-marathon!