Whether in Reykjavik or Penn Park, the theme this week is that the days are so much longer and spring is very much on the way. This week will be our first time meeting up in daylight in many months but you folks running 6 miles may still want to pack some reflective gear since it'll be dark by the time you wrap up.
Now go sign up for all the spring races highlighted below!!
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!
Broad Street Run Afterparty - Sunday May 5
After the party, it's the afterparty at Alon and Arwin's place. Run Broad Street, go hang out down in FDR Park with Philadelphia Runner, head home, shower off, and then come show off your medal and tell a bunch of people who ACTUALLY want to hear about your run about how great/terrible/never again it was!
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!