Sunday is the annual Fishtown Beer Runners/South Philly Striders trail run and potluck picnic. This year, Chasing Trail will join in the fun as well. We meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 16 outside Valley Green in the Wissahickon Trail. We will then run a designated run of about 5 miles before returning to the picnic spot. Please bring a potluck item of food, drink or whatever.
South Philly Striders had a fantastic showing at the inaugural Philly Mayor’s Cup. Out of 33 Philadelphia running clubs, SPS placed 3rd overall, beaten only by the powerhouse Breakaway Racing Team and Philadelphia Runner Track Club. Highlights included Sarah Morrison finishing first overall in the women’s cross country 5K, Heather Hoechst finishing 2nd overall in women’s road 10 mile, Karen Lancaster finishing 3rd overall in women’s trail half, and Chris Pilla, Tim Hein, Luis Gaitan and Jack Marmorstein all putting up top 10 overall performances. Trish gets the 3rd place plant to place in her backyard. Most importantly, we raised $2,385 and won the charity fundraising, and we made an additional $2,000 for Women Against Abuse. Congratulations to all participants for an incredibly successful event.