A running club serving South Philadelphia, Penn's Landing, Old City and Queen Village

SPS/FBR Holiday Lights Run – December 11

The most anticipated time of the year is here: the South Philly Striders and Fishtown Beer Runners run the streets of South Philly to enjoy the holiday lights for the Annual Holiday Lights Run.  Over 200 folks have participated in each of the past couple of years.

The run starts Thursday, December 11th at Broad and Oregon at 7 PM, where there will be a food drive led by Len DeProspo and the O’Neill family.  Please donate canned and other non-perishable food to benefit Philabundance, which provides food to approximately 65,000 people per week in the Delaware Valley.

The run ends at American Sardine Bar (18th and Federal), where we will celebrate, Fishtown Beer Runners-style.  Here is the tentative route.  Everyone, including friends from other running clubs, is encouraged to come out for this event.  Feel free to wear bells, lights, and holiday costumes.

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SPS Takes First at Tussey Mountainback Relay

In October, South Philly Striders sent a contingent to the Tussey Mountainback Ultra and Relay near State College, Pennsylvania.  Tim Hein, Hunter Proctor, John Encarnacion and Karen Lancaster were the four person squad in the Quad division, while Heather Hoechst took on the 50 mile ultra by herself.  Despite cold temperatures and 5,400 feet of elevation gain, the weekend was a success.  SPS was the top Quad “Men’s Open” (because we only had one female) with a time of 5 hours 48 minutes and 41 seconds.  Meanwhile, Heather finished in 7 hours 37 minutes and 57 seconds, good for fourth place for women and tenth overall.

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