What better way to celebrate Spring than a good, old fashioned spring picnic? On Sunday, April 13 at 11 a.m., we are planning to meet at Penn Treaty Park for a run with a picnic to follow. The picnic will be potluck, so bring your favorite dish!
Feel free to bring family and introduce new friends to the group who may be waiting for the thaw before getting back to serious training.
Carl Ewald, the Executive Director of the ODDyssey Half Marathon, is going to come along and run with us to tell us more about his race, which many in the group have already signed up for. And he’ll be bringing us Sly Fox beer for the picnic!
Please join us in April for a fun run and picnic as it hopefully warms up from this winter that we will all likely write off as soon as its over. RSVP on the Facebook group page.
On June 8, the 5th annual ODDyssey Half Marathon takes place. It is run entirely in Fairmount Park and is the last Philadelphia road half marathon until the fall. The race features live music along the course and at the finish, medals with beer openers built in, and commemorative pint glasses to all finishers. Sly Fox Brewery will provide free beer at the finish line, and PhilaMassages will have a platoon of masseuses providing free post race massages. There is even a costume contest with bobble-head trophies and there are optional quirky challenges along the course.
South Philly Striders has a team for this race. Sign up for the squad and use the code “EARLYBIRD” by February 15 so we can get extra perks, such as reduced entrance fee (to be split among the entrants), reserved area, port-a-potty, tent, etc. Under “Team,” select “South Philly Striders.”