Perfect Weeknight Plans: Run, Eat and Drink Beer to Support Open Streets PHL

You might’ve heard that, come fall, it looks like we just might get what we’ve been dreaming about since the Pope’s visit: an Open Streets event. And if you’re into the idea of running through car-free streets — without stopping at a single red light to do that awkward jog-in-place thing while you wait for the green (the joy!) — you’re going to want to join West Philly Runners next Wednesday, May 11th, for a group run to support Open Streets PHL, the non-profit that’s been pushing for Philly to have Open Streets events that promote fitness, arts and culture since last September.

Here’s the deal: Next Wednesday, runners will meet at West Philly Runners’ usual spot, 45th and Locust Street, at 6:30 p.m. to run two, four or six miles (your choice!), with all of the routes ending at University City’s Herban Quality Eats. There, each runner will get their hands on a free coconut water, and Herban will be giving runners a 10 percent discount, with five percent of their sales going to Open Streets PHL. You can also snag a wristband for a suggested donation of five bucks, which gets you a free Yards beer.

If running isn’t your thing but you still want to show support, folks are welcome to join in on the fun without getting their sweat on beforehand; just head to Herban Quality Eats at 7 p..m. Hop on over here to learn more.

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