Registration Date and Kick-Off Party Set for Philadelphia Mayor’s Cup

Philadelphia Mayor's Cup | Photo via Facebook

Philadelphia Mayor’s Cup | Photo via Facebook

If you’re still giddy after our big announcement on Monday of the newly minted Philadelphia Mayor’s Cup, a five-event championship showdown for Philadelphia running clubs, consider this the icing on the cake: The event’s cofounder Johanna Goode just informed us that a registration date and kick-off party are officially on the calendar.

Registration will open to the masses on Thursday, March 19th at noon. You’ll be able to register through the Mayor’s Cup website using a password provided to you by your participating running club. (To recap, you can only enter this event if you are affiliated with a local running club. Running club captains will be provided a unique password, and they will disseminate it to their members as they see fit. Reach out to your club captain to find out specific details.)

Entry fees vary for each event. The 5K cross-country race is $25; the five-mile road race and 10K trail race are $35 each; the 10-mile road race is $45; and the half-marathon trail race is $55. Runners may only enter one event, so choose wisely.

One day before general registration opens, on March 18th, the Mayor’s Cup will be throwing a kick-off party at Field House (1150 Filbert Street in Midtown Village) from 6 to 9 p.m. It’s an opportunity for participating running clubs to recruit runners, and for runners who aren’t affiliated with a club to find one to join. Those in attendance will also get access to early registration at a $5 discount. And, of course, there will be food and drink specials to keep you sated.

Running clubs are encouraged to host group runs that evening, which end at Field House at 6. However, you can also feel free to come straight from work and consider it your happy hour plans for the evening.

Keep up with the latest on the Philadelphia Mayor’s Cup Facebook page.

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