This Weekend: Philadelphia Runner Manayunk to Celebrate Grand Opening

Free events for runners (with booze, duh) all weekend long.

Philadelphia Runner Manayunk

Philadelphia Runner Manayunk

Last summer, Philadelphia Runner signed a lease for a new shop at 4358 Main Street in Manayunk, and they’ve been hard at work revamping the space ever since. While they originally hoped it’d be up and running in time for the Philly Marathon last November, the design and build-out took longer than expected.

Here’s the good news: As of this week, the shop is officially, officially open for business, and they’re celebrating the grand opening this weekend with fun events Friday through Sunday.

The Manayunk opening also marks a bit of a rebranding for the 10-year-old running institution. PR rolled out a new look and logo this week, which is now emblazoned on some of the shop’s merch. “If you have an old Philly Runner t-shirt, it’s now vintage,” jokes PR’s outreach director Liz Pagonis. She adds that Philadelphia Runner’s existing stores and signs will eventually be redesigned to look more like Manayunk’s.

This weekend is a great opportunity to check out PR’s new digs. Here’s the lineup for the grand opening events:

Grand Opening Party Open House
When: Friday, February 20th at 4 p.m.
What: Yards will be handing out beer, and PR will also have wine and snacks. There will be giveaways and raffles for running gear.Group Trail Runs
When: Saturday, February 21st at 9 a.m.
What: Leave from the shop for a longer run to the Wissahickon or a shorter run along the towpath.

Mummers Mardi Gras Parade Run
When: Sunday, February 22nd at 9 a.m.
What: Meet at Goals Fit (4450 Main Street, Manayunk) and head out on a two- or five-mile run. The run will end at Philadelphia Runner, where there will be food, beer and mimosas while runners stick around to watch the Mummers strut down Main Street for the Mardi Gras Parade.

All of the events are free, and there’s no RSVP required. Keep up with PR on Facebook for any weather-related updates or changes.

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