Can You Run Faster Than a SEPTA Bus? Find Out Tomorrow


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This is one of those ideas that’s so good, I wish I’d thought of it. Tomorrow night, the West Philly Runners will find out if they can outrun a SEPTA bus as they follow (lead?) the 21 bus across the city for their Beat the Bus Run.

“We all know that running is good exercise, but we believe it can also be a faster way to get across town and we’re out to prove,” says a message on the run’s Facebook page. We can dig it, especially since, you know, that’s kind of what our whole Run to Work Day thing was about, too.

The group will meet at Penn’s Landing (Front and Market) tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. They’ll track with the bus across town along Walnut Street and over into West Philly. The run ends at Pasqually’s Pizza at 43rd and Walnut. The object, of course, is to get there before the bus does.

The route is just under 3.8 miles. The event is free, but go ahead and RSVP here so they know who’s coming.

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