As is tradition, during the summer (after Memorial Day), the Wednesday Night Bridge Run moves from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. start time from 6th and Race to take advantage of the later bridge walkway hours.
Mayor’s Cup is a now-annual competition among the city’s running clubs. There are five races, and the top scorer per gender per team scores points for each club.
Last year, South Philly Striders had about 22-25 runners, won the charity fundraising portion, raised over $4,300 for our charity, Women Against Abuse, and, in the Mayor’s Cup, finished 3rd out of 32 running clubs, behind only Breakaway and Philadelphia Runner Track Club.
This year, Mayor’s Cup is August 13. The kick-off/pep-rally/early discounted registration event is Wednesday, April 27, between 6-9 p.m. at La Peg (Race and Columbus Boulevard). Conveniently, it’s right near where and when Wednesday Bridge Run takes place. Hope you can show up Wednesday at 6th and Race at 6:30 p.m. for the Bridge Run and then run over to La Peg (by about 7). Our friends from Torresdale Beer Runners will be meeting up for Bridge Run as well.