SPS/FBR Holiday Lights Run – December 15


It is the time of year again when the South Philly Striders and Fishtown Beer Runners run the streets of South Philly to enjoy the holiday lights. The run starts Thursday December 15th at 7 pm from Toll Man Joe’s (26 East Oregon Avenue). The run also ends at Toll Man Joe’s. Drink and food specials will be posted soon.

As is tradition, we are having a food drive to benefit PhilAbundance. Please bring canned and other non-perishable food to Toll Man Joe’s. If you would like to donate online, click here.

Feel free to wear bells, lights, and holiday costumes. All paces are welcome.

There are two route options: 5 miles and 3.5 miles.  Click here for the cue sheet.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Please obey traffic rules and ONLY cross streets, particularly Broad Street or Oregon Avenue, on green lights. We do not want any accidents or having drivers annoyed at us for crossing on red lights.


How do I get to the start and home from Toll Man Joe’s?
• SEPTA: Several SEPTA bus routes run close to Front and Oregon, or take the Broad Street Line to Oregon and walk east 1.2 miles to Toll Man Joe’s. Check out SEPTA’s website for a route that works best for you.
• Drive: there is plenty of parking under 95 by Toll Man Joe’s
• Uber
• Run, bike, walk

Is there a bag check?
No, there is not an official bag check. Since we are starting and ending at the same place you might be able to leave a bag in someone’s car, etc.

Are there bathrooms?
Yes, Toll Man Joe’s does have bathrooms.

Will there be drink and food specials?
Yes, details will be posted soon.

I’m injured, don’t run, work late, etc. can I still come to the bar?
Yes, all are welcome!

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Heather Wins USA 50 Mile Road Championships; Tim and Hunter Take Relay

14572273_10208066900617873_8826501805703938099_nOn Sunday, coveted dinner feature speaker (and SPS alum) Heather Hoechst repeated as Tussey Mountainback 50 mile ultra marathon champion with a time of 6 hour 49 minutes and 45 seconds.  More notably, as Tussey doubled this year as the site of the USA 50 Mile Road Championships, Heather has become the latest SPS national champ!

In the relay races, Tim Hein and Hunter Proctor won the Supra division (for two man teams) with a time of 7 hours 2 minutes and 38 seconds.  More importantly, Tim and Hunter had the best relay team name: “Beating Elder Now Geriatric Heather Always Zoning In.” Of course, Heather actually beat the two person team by thirteen minutes, but that’s neither here nor there.

Congrats to all!

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