Philly Runners Will Meet Up Tomorrow for Solidarity Run to Support Boston

Here’s where and when to meet if you want to join the run.

Photo by B. Krist for GPTMC

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.

  • Catrina

    I will be attending and recruiting as many people as I can to help support Boston.

  • Karin Goebel

    This was also just shared on the Ambler Area Running Club’s FB page. Hope to see many there.

  • Pete DeCarolis

    Back on My Feet Philadelphia will join from Rittenhouse Square at 7pm.

  • Ali Hamlin

    Suburban Square lululemon athletica’s run club will also be in attendance! (probably joining up with Walnut St location)

  • Ellen Oh

    I am so there!

  • Kristen

    In with the Lululemon group! I hope to see some faces from the gym I go to, the Sporting Club at the Bellevue, there too! ~K

  • Elizabeth

    can anyone just show up and run?

    • Emily Leaman

      Yes! Absolutely! In fact, that’s exactly what I’m planning on doing.

  • Konrad

    How far of a run is this? Ballpark is fine. And I’m not part of a running club. Mind if I tag along w/ a group?

    • Emily Leaman

      Of course! Individual runners are totally welcome—no need to run with a group.

      As far as distance, it depends on where you start, of course, but if you’re just doing the leg from City Hall to the Liberty Bell, it’s just over a half mile, straight across Market Street.

  • Sara

    I’ll be there tomorrow night with Philadelphia Runner Store

  • Bill

    I have work but I’ll be there in spirit!

  • Pete White

    Our running groups, Misery Loves Company Trail Runners and Perki’s People, will be joining tonight’s run. Both groups will be assembling at Lloyd Hall.


    Perki’s People:

  • Alfred Borden

    I will be there with the South Street Striders

  • Lex

    Philadelphia Sports Network will be joining the runners at Philadelphia Runner on 16th and Sansom! We will be wearing our PSN game shirts!

  • L

    I did not mean to “do not like” this article, and now I can’t undo it! [Who would Not Like this??] I’ll crash the West Philly Runners tonight. :)

    • Emily Leaman

      Hahaha, thanks for the clarification! Noted :)

      See you tonight!

  • Becky

    Run Like a Philly girl will be there! We are meeting at Philadelphia Runner (1601 Sansom Street). Thanks!

  • skinnyrunner

    i also DIDNT mean to unlike the article. i think its awesome to do a tribute run.

    • Emily Leaman

      Thanks!! See ya tonight!

  • Dana

    Not in a running club but wanna join what time and what location would be best?

  • Dana

    I would like to join up but not in a running club what is the best time and place to join

    • Emily Leaman

      Just come to City Hall by 7:30 and join the massive group as it runs from City Hall to the Liberty Bell!