Philadelphia Runner is organizing a massive group run on Thursday evening to support show for Boston following the bombings earlier this week. From its website:
We have seen a huge outpouring from the community in Philadelphia. Tons of people are asking “what can we do?” After speaking to several groups in the area and other stores, it sounds like the best thing we can do is: Go for a run.
Amen, I say. Local running groups, running stores and individual runners are joining up for a massive group run from City Hall, heading down Market Street to the Liberty Bell. Participating running groups (check out the list below) will meet at designated spots to kick off their runs at 7 p.m. (Bryn Mawr Running Company Manayunk will meet at 6:30.) At 7:25, everyone will descend upon the courtyard at City Hall for the final leg of the run.
The run is free, and there will be no fundraising efforts. It’s just to show solidarity, from our city to theirs—period.
Here are the running groups that are signed on so far, and where their runs will originate from at 7 p.m. I’ll update this list as more groups join the event.
Fairmount Running Company (2023 Fairmount Avenue )
Bryn Mawr Running Company Manayunk (4320 Main Street) *MEET AT 6:30
Philadelphia Runner Center City (1601 Sansom Street)
City Sports Philadelphia (1608 Walnut Street)
Fishtown Beer Runners (2346 E. Susquehanna Avenue)
West Philly Runners (45th and Locust)
Fairmount Running Club and Philly Phun Runners (meet at Fairmount Running Company, 2023 Fairmount Avenue)
South Philly Striders (7th and Bainbridge)
SWCC Running Club (Outside City Fitness – 21st and South streets)
The Monster Milers (2nd and Arch Street)
Run, Philly, Run- City Employees (16th and Ben Franklin Parkway)
BFM Hash House Harriers (Tattooed Mom’s at 530 South Street)
Frontrunners (Lloyd Hall)
Back on My feet (Rittenhouse Square)
Philly Gets Fit (954 N. 8th Street)
Philadelphia Triathlon Club (Raven Lounge 1718 Sansom Street)
The Keystone Multisport Club (1718 Sansom Street)
Lululemon (1527 Walnut Street)
Sporting Club at the Bellevue (224 S. Broad Street)
Penn Dental Runners (40th and Locust)
Black Girls Run – Lloyd Hall
TerraMar – Lloyd Hall
Ambler Area Running Club – Lloyd Hall
Greater Philadelphia Track Club – Lloyd Hall
Shawmont Running Club – Lloyd Hall
Misery Loves Company Trail Runners and Perki’s People – Lloyd Hall
Philly Runners- Art Museum Steps
Run Like a Girl Philly (meet at Philadelphia Runner at 1601 Sansom Street)
>> Will you join the run tomorrow? Tell us in the comments if you’re in.