Run the Woodlands Cemetery, Drink and Dance — For Free!

The next #NightShiftPHL sounds awesome. (And terrifying.)

Photo via Instagram | @Run_215

Photo via Instagram | @Run_215

I won’t be attending the next #NightShiftPHL night run — a collaboration between Run215, November Project and Philadelphia Runner — partly because I’m a grandma with a bedtime of 8:45 p.m., but mostly because it sounds terrifying. But if Halloween is your favorite holiday, and spooky cemeteries are your jam, you’re going to want to mark your calendar now.

Here’s the deal: The Halloween-themed night run will go down next Monday, October 26th and will take runners through University City’s Woodlands cemetery after dark — they’re opening the gates just for you — then around West Philly, ending at Philadelphia Runner’s University City store for a Halloween dance party (!!) complete with snacks and drinks. Yes, it might just be the most eventful Monday evening you’ve had since, well, ever.

Costumes are encouraged (a zombie get-up seems incredibly appropriate), and the best costumes will earn participants awards. But get creative, because you might have some competition: Jon Lyons of Run215 tells us he expects this #NightShiftPHL to get the biggest turnout yet.

As always, the run is free and open to everyone, and the starting point and time are under wraps until the the night before (this coming Sunday) when they’ll be posted on Run215 at 10 p.m. And a note: If you’re feeling generous, bring a little cash with you. This time around, they’ll be collecting donations for the Woodlands cemetery. (If you haven’t touched cash in like six years because the 21st Century and germs, you can also donate online here.) Happy spoooooooky running, friends!

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