To Do: Philadelphia Runner’s Urban Scramble

A fun reason to run around the city

Nonrunners often complain that they don’t understand running because, well, what’s the point? You run from point A to point B—or even worse, around in a circle—and what do you get out of it besides a sweat-stained shirt and aching quads?

Look, we hear ya—and apparently, so does Philadelphia Runner, the local running store that’s created a pretty fun (and purposeful!) excuse to run around the city for a while: the Urban Scramble. On October 4th and November 1st, runners will gather at the Center City store for a point-to-point (to point to point) race with 12 stops around the city, where participants can collect raffle tickets to win great prizes. You don’t have to hit all 12, but the more tickets you collect, the better your chances of winning. Prizes include restaurant gift certificates, free massages and a year’s supply of running shoes—a new pair every three months. Best part? The run is free; just register in advance here.

FREE, October 4 and November 1 at 6 p.m., Philadelphia Runner, 1601 Sansom Street, Philadelphia.

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