New Race-Training Program on Ben Franklin Bridge with Post-Run Happy Hours



Um, so this is pretty awesome. The folks over at the ODDyssey Half Marathon are hosting a five-week running program in April that includes group training runs on the Ben Franklin Bridge and post-workout happy hours where participants will get a free beer.

The Philadelphia Bridge Running Training Program, which is brand-spanking new, is open to runners of all levels—even those who aren’t signed up to run the ODDyssey on June 8th. And in fact, the program is pretty much perfectly timed for the Broad Street Run (it ends the Tuesday before race day), so BSR participants can get in on the fun, too.

The runs will take place on Tuesday evenings in April, at 6:30 p.m. Registrants will receive a weekly email with instructions on where to meet for that week’s run. The ODDyssey is teaming up with different running clubs and local running charities each week; profits from the registration fees will go to support the charities. Plus, participants will get a $15 voucher for goods at Philadelphia Runner and a free Sly Fox Beer at each post-run happy hour at Buffalo Billiards (118 Chestnut Street). ODDyssey executive director Carl Ewald says they’ll be capping the program at 100 runners.

Registration for the five-week program is $30. But! Because they love all you Be Wellers so very much, our friends at the ODDyssey have given us an exclusive discount for $10 off registration. I’m going to put the code in the Be Well Weekend newsletter on Friday, so join the Be Well Philly newsletter list right over here to get in on the discount.

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