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.”