Oyster House Is Hosting a 5K Led by a Giant Lobster Tomorrow



Wednesday is apparently National New England Clam Chowder Day, so naturally, the Oyster House is going all out. At 10 a.m. tomorrow, the restaurant is hosting the inaugural Chowder Awareness Fun Run, a 5K(ish) group run through the city led by—wait for it—a gigantic lobster. (I guess the clam was not available?)

From the perfectly worded press release:

The almost 5K will start at Oyster House and wind down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, with an oversized lobster leading the way, before looping around the Art Museum (yes, runners will have to climb the famed Rocky Steps) and ending back at the restaurant, approximately 3.1 miles in total. Piping hot bowls of Oyster House’s famous New England Clam Chowder, along with cold cans of Narragansett Lager, will be waiting to greet the runners, both complimentary for participants.

So yes, if you can manage to escape the office tomorrow, this is pretty much a must-do. The run is free, and folks will begin gathering at the restaurant around 9:30 a.m.

If you’re not up for the run, Oyster House will be selling $5 bowls of New England clam chowder from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant is located at 1516 Sansom Street.

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