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Hey, Runners: This Philly Pizza Mile Run Is What You’ve Been Training For

It's like a beer mile, but with pizza.

Photo credit: Kyle Cassidy

May I have your attention, please: A very important running event is on the books for next month in West Philly. Remember last year, we told you guys about a (maybe crazy) group of runners who were putting on a pizza mile  — like a beer mile, but with pizza — to benefit one of the West Philly Runners’ main hangout spots, Pasqually’s Pasta and Pizza, after a burglary? Well, they’re making the run an annual affair, and you won’t want to miss the (potentially puke-filled) fun.

The second annual Go the Extra Pizza Mile for Pasqually’s shindig is taking place Tuesday, November 14th, from 7 to 10 p.m. Like last year, it will benefit Pasqually’s. Starting at Pasqually’s (200 South 43rd Street), runners will down a slice of pizza, do a lap around the block, eat another slice of pizza, head out for another jaunt, completing three laps total (and eating three slices of pizza), clocking in at about a mile. There will be awards for the first place men’s and women’s runners — as if the pizza and good times isn’t enough.

The rules for this for-fun race are pretty loose: You can run or walk, and take on the mile with a team or solo. The only requirement is a suggested donation of five bucks to cover the cost of pizza. Let the organizers know you’re coming and get more details here.

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