The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are just months away and the only road running event held at the Summer Olympics is the marathon. Athletes around the world have been training to earn their tickets to Tokyo including 13 local to Philly runners (of 16 runners from the USATF Mid-Atlantic Association) who have qualified for the 2020 Marathon Trials.
On Tuesday, February 18th, we're inviting the Philadelphia running community to join us for a special celebration and send off for our amazing local qualifiers as they get ready to take on the trials in Atlanta on February 29th. Learn about the local athletes who live, work, and train right here in our community and bring your questions for a Q&A with the OTQs.
Tickets are $10 and include a raffle ticket along with access to drink specials. All money raised will be split evenly between the athletes in attendance to support their journeys to the trials.
Time: Doors open at 6 PM; Athlete Panel and Q&A starts at 6:30
Where: Yards Brewing Company (500 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123)
Back on My Feet is committed to building a stronger and healthier community. The Stroehmann Bakeries Back on My Feet 5-Miler helps to support our services to improve the self-sufficiency of those experiencing homelessness. Money raised from this event helps Back on My Feet in Philadelphia reduce homelessness through running and community building, as well as employment and housing resources.
Here's the deal for this year's race: At Back on My Feet, we’re excited for another fantastic year in 2020, and first up is our annual 5 Miler race on March 28th. We would love to welcome back team West Philly Runners this year! Our team challenge is back, with the largest team winning: · 1 Private team tent · 1 Private team portapotty · 1 Table of spreads to accompany your post-race bread! I sincerely hope your crew can join our community again this year! As a special thank you for your past support, I’m excited to offer you all $5 for each team member. Team members can simply use code WPR20 at check-out!
I'll be honest, I wouldn't normally promote this race, but there are quite a number of WPRs running it and it'll definitely be a fun time, so if you're looking for an early spring goal race to keep you motivated through this winter BS, this is it.
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!