How to Finish a Marathon by Only Running Two Miles

No, no, you didn’t read the headline wrong. You really can finish a marathon (for all intents and purposes) by getting a team together for the West Philly Runners’s 26 x 1 Relay Challenge this May.

Here’s how it works: Sign up to participate on one of the teams, or create your own team; each will have 13 people. Then, each team member will run two loops on a one-mile course, for a total of 26 miles. Each team will then select one runner to complete the final 0.2-mile sprint (homemade torch in hand, natch), to finish out the 26.2-mile group marathon. The winning team will be the one that completes the total mileage in the fastest combined time.

Race entry is free. Sign up and get more info here.

FREE, May 17th at 10 a.m., Run will originate at Fairmount Park Horticultural Center, 100 North Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia.

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