SPS Women Place 3rd at Mayor’s Cup


This past Saturday, South Philly Striders competed in the 3rd annual Mayor’s Cup.  It was a particularly good day for the SPS women, who placed 3rd in the women’s competition.  The squad was paced by Emma Rakestraw’s 5th place finish in the 10K and Karen Lancaster’s 7th place finish in the half marathon.  Overall, SPS finished 8th out of 35 teams, despite not starting a male in the 5K.  SPS remains the only neighborhood or free/open to all running club to place in the top three in the history of the Mayor’s Cup overall competition.

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Mayor’s Cup Pep Rally/Kickoff (May 10) and Citywide Shakeout Run (May 11)

The week of May 8, 2017 features two great citywide running events.

MC17-logo-300px-170x170Wednesday night, May 10, is the pep rally and kickoff for the Mayor’s Cup, which is the competition for the city’s running clubs, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Morgan’s Pier (Columbus Boulevard).  There will be beer specials, fantastic views of the bridge and river, and discounted registration.  Come out for the Wednesday night bridge run and then continue onwards to Morgan’s Pier. 


18011144_10155045441895482_7478039172035934790_nThursday night, May 11, is the citywide shakeout run, organized by Run 215, Philadelphia Runner, and ODDyssey Half Marathon.  The run celebrates the Broad Street Run and bring the running community together for some miles and drinks.  SPS is one of the sponsoring running clubs.  Meet at 7th and Bainbridge at 7 p.m. for a run to (or just show up at) Flying Fish Crafthouse (31st and Master).  There’ll be a block party and live music.

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