The Rescue Run 5K is Philly’s first and only race to benefit and promote rescue and adoption. Racers, spectators, family and friends are able to meet furry friends for adoption at the event and get more information about getting involved with local animal shelters. Proceeds go to continuing the mission of The Monster Milers, Philly’s shelter dog running volunteer and rescue organization.
Important Note: While this is a race that promotes dog rescue, dogs are not allowed to run in the race. This is for the safety of our runners. There will be plenty of adoptable dogs waiting at the finish and spectators are permitted to bring on-leash, social dogs to cheer for runners.
This 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 West Philly Turkey and support the neighborhood's best running spot. The race takes place on the paved road within The Woodlands Cemetery, with the start and finish line near the Hamilton Mansion. The first place runners for Women and Men will win a turkey or (tofurkey!) from Mariposa Co-op. All proceeds from this race go towards the continued improvement of The Woodlands for our community.
WPR Interval Training - Mondays at 5:30pm
Whether your training plan is calling for it or you just want to add a little variety to your running, WPR has you covered for your interval training needs down. We meet up at Penn Park every week at 5:30pm at the bike racks south of the western soccer field (if someone has a better way of describing that location then let me know...).
The standard workout is 3-5x 1000m with 400m recovery between sets and the group is very good at explaining that workout to new folks who come out... so come out!