Wednesday, December 13, 2023

WPR weekly deets: December 13


Some Words from the Management

Anyone who has ever heard me talk about how West Philly Runners got its start has heard that I got the inspiration from the Fishtown Beer Runners and their founder, David April. It's easy to see how David's work creating a welcoming club in Fishtown has spread to the current running community in Philadelphia. Today, dozens of neighborhood and affinity groups make up a unified and vibrant scene that brings so much love and support for fellow runners from big group events like the Mayor's Cup and 26x1 to huge cheer squads during marathon weekend.

David passed away this past weekend after a long fight with cancer, but his legacy will live on with the community he helped build. I hope you'll join us tonight as we raise a glass to David's memory.

Run starts at Clark Park (44th and Baltimore) and ends at Local 44 Bottle Shop (44th and Spruce).

Upcoming Events

Holiday Lights Run - December 14 at 7pm (Broad St & Oregon Ave)

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The South Philly Striders and Fishtown Beer Runners host the holiday lights run through the streets of South Philly. The 16th Annual SPS & FBR Holiday Lights Run will be on Thursday, December 14, at 7 p.m. at Marconi Plaza (southwest corner of Broad Street and Oregon Avenue). The run ends at American Sardine Bar (18th and Federal Street).

18th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic until 9 p.m. American Sardine Bar will have two outdoor beer stations, heaters, a firepit, and porta potties. Please bring cash, as it will be CASH ONLY for the event.

Philly Liberty Bell Run - December 17 at 8am (9th & South Sts)

An easy 10 mile run in the shape of the Liberty Bell through the streets of Philadelphia!

New Years Day 5K - January 1 at 10am

Start the new year off right with a casual 5K starting from our usual spot in Clark Park and ending at Alif Brew for some coffee!

Run ends at Local 44 Bottle Shop
(44th and Spruce)

6 Miler

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