Details: The #NightShiftPHL Holiday Jawn Tomorrow Night
If you had plans for tomorrow night, cancel ‘em: The next #NightShiftPHL, an occasional pop-up nighttime fun run put on by the folks of Run215, Philadelphia Runner and the November Project, is tomorrow night. It is delightfully dubbed the “Holiday Jawn” and it truly sounds like the most holly-jolly, festive run ever.
Runners will meet at Philadelphia Runner’s Center City Store at 16th and Sansom streets at 8 p.m. And note: You’re going to want to show up with a toy — I’ll fill you in on that later. From Philadelphia Runner, you’ll go for a 3.5-mile run around festively lit spots like Rittenhouse Square, City Hall, and more. Runners are encouraged to dress for the season, so put on your best ugly sweater; prizes will be doled out to the best three festive dressers. Oh! And get this: During the run, Jon Lyons of Run215 will be running with what he tells me is a “mobile hype unit” (amazing, I know). Said mobile hype unit is a jogging stroller decked out with a mini Christmas tree, speakers (Helloooo, Mariah Carey Christmas tunes), and lights. Because, why not, right?
You’ll end the run at Field House at 11th and Filbert streets, where everyone who brought an unwrapped toy with them will get their hands on $4 Southern Tier draft beers and well drinks. The toys will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House, or, if you don’t have time to grab a toy, you can also make a cash donation to get in on the specials. At Field House, there will also be a Santa dressed up and ready for mall-style photos, but this is not just any Santa. This Santa, Breandan Lyman, also happens to be a professional competitive eater, currently training for the Wing Bowl. So, because wings just aren’t very Christmas-y, runners can feed Santa cookies for $3 a pop, with all of the proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House. The goal is to see how many cookies Santa can eat in two hours. And last but not least, they’ll be raffling off a couple pairs of ON running shoes, with proceeds going to — you guessed it! — Ronald McDonald House.
Yeah, it’s going to be a good night — and probably the most over-the-top holiday party you’ll go to this year. No need to sign up ahead of time; just show up at Philly Runner at 8 p.m. tomorrow with your running shoes and an ugly holiday sweater on, an unwrapped toy in hand and your ID on you, ready to get your Holiday Jawn on.
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