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.
For the third year in a row, the ODDyssey Half Marathon will hold its Bridge Run and Happy Hour Training Program series. Each night features a running club and charitable organization, along with other registrants, for a run over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and then a beer afterwards.
This year, we’re matched up with Back On My Feet on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. All participants receive a free Sly Fox Beer from Dave & Busters after every run, a $15 Voucher for a purchase over $75 from Philadelphia Runner, a chance to win raffle prizes, a good training run and other bonuses.
SPS members get to go for free on April 12. Also, if you want to take part in the entire 6-week training program, message me for the special code to save $10 if you register by March 11. We’ll have further information closer to the date. Also, if you are interested in registering for the ODDyssey, please do so under the West Philly and South Philly Run in Stride team.